Monday, May 24, 2010

Just had to share this!

My older sister just returned to the Catholic Church. She went to confession and has been attending Mass twice a week. It's been thirty years since she made her last confession.  Heaven must have rejoiced! Truth drew her back to church. My sister can't abide lies. She has a very practical nature like St. Teresa of Avila. She looked around the world and was horrified by the dishonesty in it. My sister likes to get things done and nothing will stop her once she makes a decision :)

Watch out world!

22 comments:

  1. Mary,
    How wonderful! Prayers for and welcome home to your sister. I can't help but think of Bartimaeus -The Truth will always be revealed to those open to see.

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  2. God is Good! Wow! This is TERRIFIC news! Truth be told, I am praying that my siblings and niece come into the fold of Rome. It's not enough that they are Christian . . . because they stopped going to the Lutheran church (the pastor declared he would marry his homosexual son and partner in the church whether the congregation liked it or not . . . that's when my mum left and then . . . ). So, for a few years now my sister and niece haven't gone anywhere. My brother is out of the loop as well. But, they believe and they are hungry (and their hunger is so obvious)!!! Pray for them, please, that they see the Truth. Mean time, I'm very happy for your sister (and the Family). WE need more Truthful folks in the Church.

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  3. Oh Mary,

    This is wonderful! I know that heaven is rejoicing! I will keep her in prayer and thank God for this beautiful gift!

    Praise God :)

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  4. How awesome. Congratulations to her! You all have some powerful intercessors somewhere what with all the wonderful things happening in your family lately!!
    Lynn

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  5. THanks be to God! THe graces are flowing!! :)

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  6. What wonderful news, Mary! You are correct, heaven did rejoice....and is still rejoicing! Tell her "Welcome Home" from me!

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  7. PRAISE THE LORD!

    I am praying for your sister, as well as you and your family.

    God bless.

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  8. 'My sister can't abide lies. She has a very practical nature like St. Teresa of Avila. She looked around the world and was horrified by the dishonesty in it ...'

    These are the people God always wants by His side!
    I'm so glad for your sister.

    I will certainly pray for her and for Sarah's relatives.

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  9. 30 years...WOW!

    I've given you a Sunshine Award

    http://stmonicastears.blogspot.com/2010/05/sunshine-award.html

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  10. Woo Hoo! Congrats to your sister for coming home and finding her place!

    Prayers for my two brothers and my husband!

    Hugs!
    Ebeth

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  11. Thank you everyone for your prayers and comments! I'm sure my sister will read them :)

    Sarah, I'll pray for your family and
    Ebeth, my prayers for your family, too :)

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  12. Hi everyone,

    This is Mary's older sister. Thank you all for your positive comments! I just wanted to let you all know how good I feel about giving my confession after all those years. A lot of time had passed from my teenage years (I'm now 48) when I last went to confession, around my Confirmation time. I had some stuff that I had to get off my chest and I am sure I did things that I no longer recall. I actually could see the priest rub his hands together (in glee!)
    behind the partition. I now have a clean slate to work with and have started going to mass and communion twice a week. I always feel especially wonderful afterward :)

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  13. Thanks for posting this Mary! How Wonderful! Welcome back Kath!

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  14. Must be why the sunshine has been so bright here! Heaven is rejoicing in the one in 99!
    So glad it was your sister Mary! May she feel WELCOMED HOME! God bless and thanks for sharing this wonderful news!

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  15. Simply wonderful, it reminds me of Father Corapis testimony, and also his own Father, who the day after Fathers ordination, came to him and said "Forgive me father (to his son), it is fifty years since my last confession!"

    I love the feeling after confession ( not too keen on the butterflies before it tho, haha!).

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  16. :) All of heaven was certainly smiling that day.

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  17. Shadowlands,
    Father Corapi's funny! I've seen Him on EWTN before and he has a great conversion story. Confession gives me butterflies, too:)

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  18. Thanks Anne, Judy, and JBR :) The sun is shining brightly here, too!

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  19. Mary, what terrific news!!! Wow, I am so happy for your family. Can't wait until the day I can share that kind of news on my blog :-)

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  20. This is great news! A good priest told me that the reason I am suffering so much is for the return to the Church by my brother, sister,and nieces and nephews. It certainly gave me an additional perspective on my life.

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