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Nancy Damoose Shares Her Journey To The Catholic Church
As an evangelical Christian, I have spent many years studying the Scriptures – all in an effort to draw closer to God. Several years ago I began to shift my focus from studying the Bible to a study of Church history and doctrine. Through that endeavor, I began to see and hear things about the Church I had never seen or heard before. I was surprised to discover that the Catholic Church had answers to questions I had never even asked, and I found myself wanting more. Father Joe encouraged me to follow whatever path the Lord seemed to be laying before me, and to dig even deeper.
The next logical step for me was to enroll in RCIA, which I did. At the time, I had no idea where the journey would lead me, but I knew that I needed to understand more about the Catholic Church. What I found in RCIA was surprising: I found a grace that I had never experienced before – grace to question and challenge; grace to become all that God had created me to be. And that grace allowed me to finally find in the Catholic faith that which I had been seeking my entire life: the very real presence of Jesus!
Within two months after starting RCIA, I began to realize that the journey I began decades ago had been leading me to the Catholic Church all along. And when I was finally confirmed at the Easter Vigil – sixty years to the day after my baptism as a child – I knew without a doubt that God had finally brought me home!