Crossed The Tiber

An Evangelical Converts to Catholicism

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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.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Our Lady of Guadalupe For Atheists and Protestants

The Universal Church recently celebrated the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe this week.  This feast remembers the appearance of Mary to a poor humble peasant 500 years ago. This is an article telling the story of the apparition of the Blessed Mother* in Mexico and the miraculous sign she left us:  the painted tilma which has not decayed in 500 years! The apparition of the Blessed Mother led to the mass conversion of a country and culture to Christianity and the end to child sacrifices.  No wonder this country has such a strong devotion the mother of our Lord.
   Not only is it helpful for atheists to see such evidence of an un-explainable phenomenon, but it may stimulate our non-Catholic Christian brethren to take another look at this faith that has so many miracles associated with its proclamation.

*Why do I call her blessed?  Not because I am worshiping her! Catholics worship God alone but we honor, venerate and bless Mary because Scripture tells us that "All generations will call me blessed."  I want to be a part of that generation that calls her blessed, don't you?


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