I’m so excited to share with you my personal experiences of living as a Christian and my chosen faith practice – Catholicism. My name is Peggy Angelino, and I’ve been a Catholic my entire life, but some challenging questions from friends led me on a long journey to know more about my Catholic faith. You see, if I were to come into the church at this time in history, I would be “required” to take classes for a year or more as preparation for that commitment. In the early church, the preparation time was 3 years! My parents blessed us with a Catholic education as children, but to move past that childhood faith and knowledge of God and his church, it was necessary for me to actively pursue a deeper knowledge of it. Ultimately, my love of God and my joy in the church deepened. As it turns out, the more I learn about the Catholic faith, the more I appreciate and cherish its gifts.
So in an effort to find the difficult answers to those challenging questions posed by my friends, I completed 170 clock hours of classroom instruction through the Formation Toward Christian Ministry (FTCM) program and completed teaching methodology classes to earn a Catechist Certificate from the Diocese of Galveston-Houston. In addition to the catechist training, I’ve studied the Bible in formal study programs (Bible Study Fellowship and The Cornerstone Catholic Scripture Study) for the past 12 years. All this by no means makes me a theologian or an expert. For me, the education is ongoing. I’ll make every effort to be accurate and I apologize in advance for any errors I make in theology, catechism, or doctrine.
Why My Lovely Faith?
My experiences, impressions, discoveries, knowledge, attitudes, and opinions about my faith.
Lovely– the word means something that inspires emotion, full of love, loving. Having beauty that appeals to the emotions as well as to the eye.
Faith – Confident belief in the truth, value, or trustworthiness of a person, idea, or thing. The body of dogma of a religion. My faith and trust in God and my church have grown through study and prayer.
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