Thursday, May 20, 2010


From St. Monica's Kneeler:

When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together. And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were. Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim.

"With Pentecost coming this weekend, the First Reading always reminds me of my time as a Charismatic. It was my mother and father that took me to my first Catholic Charismatic prayer meeting, but I continued on with the group long after my parents made the unlikely transition to Third Order Carmelites. Every year, as I'm sharply reminded of the gymnasium prayer meetings, I struggle to understand exactly what I was involved in..."
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Mindy Goorchenko said...

Thank you so much for posting this link. I have one experience with a "Healing Prayer Seminar" at our former evangelical Protestant church put on by the MacNutts that I am still processing after more than a year.

While I do feel I had some profound insights and experiences there, it ultimately sealed the deal for me to convert to the Catholic faith. I realized a level of emptiness I hadn't discerned before. I longed for more quiet prayer with our Savior.

Pentecost will be our one year anniversary of switching was a return to the faith for my husband. For me, through St. Clare's intercession I was able to be received into the Church on her feast day after only three months. Praise God!

I would love to read more about this when you find it.

Vincenzo said...

Wonderful Mindyleigh! Yes Praise God!
Welcome, glad you liked it. Swissmiss just recently started blogging again (and won the "best blog that needs to be updated more often" award.) If I see any more related stories, I'll post them.