Marlon De La Torre observes, “Many of us fail to understand the tremendous sacrifices our brothers and sisters endure to come home to the Catholic Church. On top of this, their evangelical zeal tends to be misunderstood. It is imperative that the Church community open wide its arms to the newly elect.”
What is this common personality trait–our desire to acquire–really all about? I think it’s because we are searching for meaning–in our own eyes and in the eyes of others. No one wants to be thought as passing insignificantly through this world, and so we strive to be relevant in some way.
This week we’re discussing Chapter 1, “Party Girl” from My Sisters the Saints: A Spiritual Memoir, by Colleen Carroll Campbell. Christine Johnson reflects on how her own journey back to the Church resonates with what Campbell wrote in this chapter.
“Paul describes the work of the gospel in terms of the divine “word,” referring to the powerful divine activity both…
Loved as I Am: An Invitation to Conversion, Healing, and Freedom through Jesus is written by a religious sister who has experienced conversion in a very dramatic fashion, but this book is for anyone who is wounded, suffers from addiction, or feels unloved and/or unlovable.