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May 22, 2006

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Louise M

I was baptised as a Catholic as an adult. Went through RCIA, had my baptism, confirmation and first communion at the Easter vigil in 1997.

I love praying the rosary. It is my all time favourite, to say the words that Gabriel spoke to Mary, sends shivers through me....

"Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you."

My daughter attended her first World Youth Day last summer in Cologne, Germany. She went with three girlfriends from high school, they toured England and western Europe, and then WYD. There were over a million people at the Saturday night vigil and final mass on Sunday morning. It was something she will never forget.

A book that has been of tremendous help to me is "The Catechism of the Catholic Church" It is more like a dictionary. It is a summary of what Catholics throughout the world believe in common. Catechism means "instruction". It isn't a book for light reading, more of a reference book.

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Now here is an interesting tid bit

cath·o·lic [ káthlik, káthəlik ] adjective

Definition:
1. all-inclusive: including or concerned with all people
2. useful to all: useful or interesting to a wide range of people
3. all-embracing: interested in or sympathetic to a wide range of things

[14th century. Via Latin < Greek katholikos "universal" < katholou "in general" < kata "in regard to" + holos "whole"]

(From the Encarta online dictionary)

joeinvegas

Sorry, I was raised a catholic, and will not go back. I have too many questions, and they give too many rote answers.
But, glad you enjoyed yourself.

Dad

There really are some benifits from aging.More knowledge is one of them.

Love, Dad

Dad

Or benefits for the great unwashed.

Tonya

Hey Tess-

Just wanted to pop in and let you know I am thinking about you and miss you!

Mary O. Lam, mic

10th June 06
Dear Tess,
Emilia forwarded me your comments about the Emmaus Walk. I am an mic too. I've just returned from a short sabbatical in the States and so opened my e-mail only this morning. Thank you for being so open about your own experience and the impact Emi had on you. God, as you mentioned is present everywhere. But God also has ways of engaging us through others. Your apppreciation resonated in me and I cannot but respond to you.
The Catholic Church is made up of human beings who are on a journey to EMMAUS: A JOURNEY OF FAITH and LOVE, cushioned in HOPE. I pray that you will continue to meet other soujourners with whom you could share and journey. In union of prayers!

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