Friday, September 16, 2011

Poland Pilgrimage Day 2; My Run thru Warsaw tool

by Steve Ray on September 16, 2011

Here is my run through Warsaw this morning to see monuments to honor heroes and defenders against Nazis and Soviets. See it here.

Day 2, Part 1:
Visit to the town built by St. Maximilian Kolbe where we had Mass and toured the city and the Kolbe Museum.

Day 2, Part 2:
Tour of Warsaw with churches, war memorials, parks, Ghetto Walls, St. Faustina’s Convent, and much more.

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Jewish to Evangelical to Catholic

by Steve Ray on September 16, 2011

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Richard Maffeo

Richard was born into a Jewish home in 1950. Twenty-two years later, he discovered Jesus is the Jewish Messiah, and served Him in evangelical Protestant churches for more than thirty-two years. In 2005 he was received into the Catholic Church.

My movement in 1972 from Jewish faith to Christ was so profound an experience, I can tell you when it happened, where I was and what I was doing when I committed myself to the Lord and joined the Protestant church.

But I cannot tell you when I knew I belonged in the Catholic Church. That process was more gradual. I didn’t know I was moving toward Rome until I opened my eyes and discovered I had arrived.

When some of my Protestant friends found out about my reception into the Catholic Church they asked me why. They’d known me a long time, some more than 30 years. We’d studied Scripture together, attended similar evangelical churches and enjoyed lively debates about our beliefs.

Why did I become a Catholic Christian?

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