I Am a Catholic Convert

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 46 People

    Happy Pentecost Sunday,

    to all. Today we commemorate the decent of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples.
    rfrr56 rfrr56
    70+, M
    May 24, 2015

    I grew up as a Baptist.

    My family and friends, are Independent, Fundamentalist Baptists. Over my life, my friends and family have had limited contact with Catholics. I told my parents. They're the only ones that know, other than my girlfriend and her mom. Officially, I haven't made up my mind...
    catholic1972 catholic1972
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Nov 5, 2015

    I read this today... The Ship

    and the Rafts A Catholic Convert Looks Back By Steve Ray Imagine a king who establishes a new country on the other side of the ocean. In order to populate his new land, he chooses the people that he wants to make citizens. Next, he builds a ship and prepares his chosen...
    catholic1972 catholic1972
    41-45, M
    Oct 28, 2015

    Converted By Our Lady

    In 1975 I was fourteen years old and miserable.  We lived in an attractive home in a middle class Sydney North Shore suburb.  Materially, life was reasonably comfortable.  We were fed and clothed, lived in a good area and had plenty to do.  But spiritually and emotionally I...
    perseverer perseverer
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Oct 5, 2011

    Well, not yet anyhow.

    I am going thru RCIA and cant learn fast enough. I am ready to join the parish and cant wait. I have run into a stumbling block though. My husband and I were married in a civil ceremony almost 18 years ago and he refuses to have the marriage convalidated.
    dzlady dzlady
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Feb 20, 2014

    I finally (after 6 years of waiting) entered

    into the Church this year! I felt called to be Catholic for so long, but met much opposition along the way. I would always pray asking God why I couldn't enter the Church yet, but I discovered that reason when I was confirmed this year completely surrounded by people who love me...
    leahjo12 leahjo12
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 6, 2015

    Currently Converting

    I am in the process of converting from Baptist to Catholic. 
    looneymel looneymel
    9 Responses Jan 21, 2009

    Practicing Catholic, But Not Really A Convert.

    I go to mass and take communion. Years ago I was going through RCIA but gave that up. I proudly and frequently pray the rosary, I wear a solid gold BVM medal and consider it my most prized possession. I love walking into a church, writing in the prayer book. I love the smell of...
    deleted deleted
    Mar 26, 2011

    Technically not yet,

    but I am going through RCIA with the full intention of doing so. I am excited for it.
    NewMan2015 NewMan2015
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Sep 27, 2015

    I am a convert from the Episcopal Church.

    The churches I attended then were high church, thus closer to Catholicism, and my cousins were raised Catholic. We left the Episcopal Church when they were making their liturgical changes. After graduating from the local public high school, I did a post graduate year at the...
    traditionalcatholic traditionalcatholic
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Dec 14, 2015
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