Crossed The Tiber

An Evangelical Converts to Catholicism

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Location: Pennsylvania, United States

I was born into the Catholic faith. At 14, I was "born again" and found Jesus personally but lost His Church. After thirty years as an evangelical protestant, I have come full circle to find that He has been there all the time, in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I wish others to find the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith as I have found.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


Blogger Joyful Catholics said...

Ahat a sweet and tender image. It makes me wish even more that I'd been fully Catholic as a girl. To have had a cruicifix in my room! I can only echo this quote: "Too late have I loved Thee."

January 16, 2008 5:42 AM  
Blogger Tiber Jumper said...

Growing up Catholic, I did have a little crucifix on my wall, and a picture of the sacred heart of Jesus.
Just yesterday, I found a scapular that I used to have hanging on a lamp in my bedroom.
I had no idea where it came from nor why I kept it all these years. Lately I have been finding a few relics from my early childhood Catholic days. Which is a miracle in itself that I never chucked the stuff when I was born again, nor have lost the stuff through tons of moves.
I will post about them sometime.

"Too late have I loved Thee."

January 16, 2008 7:36 AM  
Anonymous Nancy said...


I went to Catholic schools when I was growing up - even though I wasn't Catholic - and I remember hanging a little plastic crucifix that I got from school up on my bedroom wall (obviously at my tender age I wasn't caught up with Reformation theological hangups). I now believe those years I spent hanging out with Catholics were a real grace, for it innoculated me from the knee-jerk anti-Catholicism even when I became more involved in my Pentecostal practice. Maybe the Lord was leading me home long before I thought of it myself!

These days I have a little pious place on the side table beside my bed where I keep my rosary box and display my little collection of icons. I also have the crucifix I got from my sponsor at the Easter Vigil on the wall. I do wish I could find that little crucifix from my youth, though.

January 16, 2008 11:48 AM  
Anonymous Captain Kangaroo said...

What a lovely rendering of a child comitting idolotry! Whoops, I thought this was "Beggars All."

Nice blog site Tiber.

January 16, 2008 6:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

simply lovely! by God's grace, i was brought up RC, but not formed at home (long story). this image reminds me of my beloved grandmother's house;
"Eternal rest give unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. Amen."

January 17, 2008 8:38 PM  

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