March 30, 2004 at 8:22 pm #810AnonymousInactive
Hi to everyone in Christ and His Catholic Church. My name is Ronald Bernard and I’m 54, I’ve been married for 32 years to a wonderful women who loves me dearly. I have two grown daughters and two grandchildren that the good Lord God has Blessed me with.
I’ve been blessed most of all with my return back to the church and to our Lord Jesus Christ. I don’t know what they call it now a days “craddle catholic” you know raised up in a catholic home went to catholic grade school and after that basicaly went my own way for way to long. Now that I’m a little older and a little wiser in what really counts in life, I now know a person can’t go it alone in this world. I’ve seen a lot in my 54 years and can tell you there is no true happiness without Faith in God and a bond with his church. I’ve consecrated my life to the Blessed Virgin Mary through the M.I. and finally i’m attaining a inner peace I have never had before, granted it is in it’s infancy but it is surely to grow through Faith and Grace. I wish all of you happiness in God and His Church. Remember no matter how hard life gets, no matter how dry your spiritual life gets, NEVER give up. No one ever said this life on earth was going to be easy, we’re put to the test a lot some more than others but NEVER give up on God, believe me The Dear Lord never gave up on you.
Pray The Divine Mercy Chaplet Daily
Jesus, I Trust In You!
God Bless You All
Ronald BernardMarch 30, 2004 at 10:41 pm #2834About Catholics TeamKeymaster
Welcome Ronald! ” title=”Smile” />
When did you return to the Church and what led you to that decision?
It’s nice to have you here.
-JonMarch 31, 2004 at 1:52 pm #2837AnonymousInactive
Hi Jon, Oh as a kid I was an alter boy and also song in the choir at church, back in the 50’s and early 60’s things like that always stay with you, I don’t know it just seemed back then everything was much different, it was special, atleast I still remember it that way. So always deep inside I knew for sure that first of all the true church that Jesus started here on earth is the Catholic Church that I was always sure of. Butting getting back to your question what made me decide to come back? I don’t think I really ever left it but I as most people slowly slip away do to the fact of outside influences, such as jobs, looking for you know fun in life, and also remember atleast this is my opinion not a fact. Most people are to full of pride, they can’t be wrong, they can figure lifes problems out by theirselfs. There’s much more I can say on this subject but when all is said and done man always knew all along he needed help, man knows inside, a feeling a need for something that nothing here on earth can give him.
I don’t know if you heard of Fr. John Corapi, but his life and mine where quite similar in ways and we’re farely close in age also. If you get a chance there’s an audio tape out by him on his life story. His story will in most ways tell you my story. He has a website I believe it’s http://www.fathercorapi.com about the only thing different from the good Father and myself in his story is I never was a rich man money wise.
RonaldBernardMarch 31, 2004 at 3:14 pm #2838About Catholics TeamKeymaster
Yes, I have heard of Fr. Corapi. In fact I think I do a pretty good impression of him. I first heard him on EWTN a few years ago.
Some of my friends went to his conference when it came through here last year and I was able to watch the video of his life story. ” title=”Smile” />
[quote:3i8hmp84]Most people are to full of pride, they can’t be wrong, they can figure lifes problems out by theirselfs.[/quote:3i8hmp84]
I totally agree with you on this and I will admit that I can often be accused of this. Sometimes it is so hard to admit that I just can’t do it myself, but once I do it feels so good. It feels like a lot of pressure has been released. ” title=”Smile” />
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