My name is John. I live in Washington State in Kitsap County. I have been admittly a lukewarm born-again, baptized Christian believer for many years. I often feared the many churches I went to in my past but did not know why. Every church I had attended I felt compelled to leave it at some point -- It was as if my heart did not feel they were right in some mysterious way. I believe in God, the Son (our Savior Jesus Christ) and the Holy Ghost. I had been listening to Coast 2 Coast on AM 570 for about a week when I caught the show featuring Brother Michael Dimond late one night. I was truly inspired by Brother Michael's strict devotion to the Catholic Religion despite all of what he'd talked about concerning its current state. I was compelled me to listen further when he said the Catholic Religion was the one true Christian Religion. After I finished listening to Brother Michael on Coast 2 Coast, I went to Most Holy Family Monastery. My eyes were further opened about the Catholic Religion in its current state. A couple weeks has passed and I've been returning to your website regularly. I downloaded all your movies and watched with great interest. I've become inspired as I believe God was communicating with me to climb down off this fence I've been sitting on and follow the narrow path that leads to Heaven.
Bit by bit and website after website, I found why it is Catholicism in the one true Christian Religion (Jesus commanding Peter to start his church) and why Catholics prayed to Mary Holy Mother of Jesus (The Rosary given to St. Dominic and Blessed Alan). When reading about Padre Pio I became concerned about my past sins and any that were unforgiven. Then coming to understand Purgatory through catechism readings, I find I want to make penance for my past sins and seek confession. I am truly and fully inspired to turn from my sins and seek to become Catholic. However, with Vatican II and the New Mass situation, I am inquiring where I may go to become Catholic and take the Rite of Christian classes? If you know of any in my area, please let me know. I will search on my own, but having your guidance here would be most valuable to my soul. Thank You for your time and look forward to hearing from you.
May the Lord God be with you,
John, you are definitely responding to the powerful graces that God is giving you to embrace the true Faith. We would recommend that you pray the Rosary every day and, if you don't know how, we have the How to Pray the Rosary sheet which can help you. Attached is a basic summary of the Catholic Catechism. We look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you all, at Most Holy Family Monastery, for sending along the Catechism within your email to me, that is acceptable as being truly the Roman Catholic Catechism. Also, I will go back to your website, and re-check your information for converts--I had already read through some of it, the other day. And, I most certainly will be purchasing the DVD that you recommended, as well as any other DVD'S, and books, that you recommended on your website, as soon as I can! Even though I still have yet to join the Roman Catholic Church, I have been attempting to inform a Catholic friend of mine all about this 'sedevacantism', and the heresy of Vatican II, trying to help her realize that the last real Pope was Pope Pius XII--but, she is misunderstanding me, and thinks that, somehow, now, I am just using this as some excuse not to finally convert!! I gave her your website address, and she will be reading through what you have posted on there, as well as, hopefully, watching your terrifically informative videos [I've watched them, with my eyes just glued to the monitor--they are so terrific!]--so, that, through all of your information, the Lord can finally help her to realize the truth of what you've said concerning this terribly heretical current group of people, who adhere to the blasphemies in the teachings of Vatican II!! Most Sincerely Yours, Christine Chiomento Deepwater, New Jersey