Catholic Woman’s Almanac {CWA}


Writing

Before I discovered Catholic Sites, I posted on secular sites and on one Protestant site. The moderator was open and loving but I felt I had to hide my Catholicism. When it slipped out I was immediately questioned. God had His own agenda and through the moderator, forgiveness and unity has begun. Of course they have decided to simply ignore my Catholicism and centre on my love of God!!

Memories

I wept when I was rejected yet again. I am a convert. My sister and I met the Lord when we were 16 and 17. She became a Protestant Missionary and i became a Catholic mother of nine. She prays for my salvation because she knows about my deep relationship with Mary. And so as people wrote to say, let’s overlook theology because I know you are a true Christian  I wept. The tears still come because I know exactly how they feel about the Catholic Church.

Captured sign of His loving protection 

Reaching out to Protestants 

I am a Catholic.

A born again, Spirit filled, lover of Jesus

who expects to be

by  Bible thumping Protestants.

Twice, I have misunderstood and been misunderstood; twice mutual forgiveness and healing has forged bonds of love here at Wordcasters. thanks to Marc’s fatherly peacekeeping.

I am a sister in Christ even though my culture and way or expression seem odd.

Perhaps in the Body you are the feet and mouths carrying the Good News and I am an ear. I might not look like I belong but trust me, although I look foreign I AM part of the same Body.

May the small acts of unity here reverberate throughout  the entire Mystical Body of Christ.

Prayer

My tears and pain are my silent prayer, whispered from the depths of my spirit as I choose to let the pain flow from me to the heart of Jesus. I cannot change people. Only He can open eyes. I yearn  for the day the God reveals His Mother to our Protestant Brethren.

Refection

“WE can be right.

We can be dead right and

bring death to all those around us.”

( Jean Vanier, founder or L’Arche)

10 thoughts on “Catholic Woman’s Almanac {CWA}

  1. Hey Melanie…

    Jenny would best answer that for you since she is the moderator over at Suscipio. Basically, I find we all follow the format to some degree although our categories may be differently named. Maybe you can go through some older ones on Suscipio to get a sense of how everyone puts together their almanac. Each one will be unique no doubt : )

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  2. Melanie, God bless you for reaching out to Protestants. I was away from the church for 20 years…Probably would have fought you tooth and nail had we crossed paths then : ) but in God’s mercy and by Mary’s graces she brought me home 6 years ago.

    That was one of my father’s favorite things to teach me…’You can be dead right!’
    Love your blog.
    Blessings and +

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  3. Hi Melanie! Hopping over her from Suscipio….I was born and raised as an extremely conservative, Bible thumping Protestant. When I announced that I was going to convert to Catholicism, I thought my Mom was going to have a heart attack!
    Time heals all things, though, and my family has come around with acceptance. Mom and Dad have even gone to mass with our family when they come visit!

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    1. My father wrote me a letter begging me not to become Catholic. I am sure there were tear stains on the paper.It was then I found out he had beem raised Catholic but the family left the church after a tragic suicide. He said,”You have no idea how priets try to control the average person.”

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