What do you seek? A convert’s story

If I hadn’t met a few special people at Stanford three years ago, I probably wouldn’t be Catholic now. I had great appreciation for choral liturgy drawn from many years in a boychoir, and I had a deep respect for Scripture and small-group fellowship, inspired by a number of Evangelical friends. But, it wasn’t until I made it to Stanford and met a few awesome Catholic friends that I discovered the rich soil in which such fruits have their true root: the Church and Sacred Tradition.

Why ought a person, who believes in Christ Jesus, consider being Catholic?  They are already Christian–he has everything that he needs for salvation…right?

A few weeks ago, I had asked the newly received Connor to give his testimony of why he decided to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church.  Thanks, Connor, for your time, you energy, your questions and your words.

Holy Father Dominic, pray for us!

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How I ended up on the path to the Church is one story; how I ended up riding my bicycle and the Caltrain to St. Dominic’s every Tuesday night during my senior year at Stanford is another. I considered being received outside of RCIA, but discerned that I would benefit from a comprehensive treatment of the faith of the Church—I didn’t quite trust myself to know all of the important questions to ask, so I decided a more formal program would be best. Plus, I had been introduced to the Church in community, so having some fellow travelers on the road to Rome seemed like a good idea. Coming up on the end of my fifth month as a Catholic, I’m so thankful for the RCIA community and would not have done this any other way. It was breathtakingly awesome to be received and confirmed with so many wonderful people who I’ve come to know and love.

If you’re anywhere on the path to the Church, even—especially—if there are still some things you can’t quite wrap your head around yet, drop by an RCIA meeting on Tuesday night. You’ll find a community ready to share to the true joy of faith with you, wherever you’re coming from. Chances are, you’ll make a habit of coming back.


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What do you seek? A convert’s story — 1 Comment

  1. Thank you for your testimony.
    M.

    Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?

    Rose Kennedy

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