I too agree I appreciate the way this forum runs.
The sad part is, seeing people come and go sometimes, but that is the way it is on the internet.
I also come and go! You may or may not realize it, but I feel my time here on earth is almost over, not quite yet, I know I still have a few years left.
God is not finished with me yet, sometimes my insights are growing very vivid and I don't know why!
I love life and have had a very good life. My non-Catholic husband back in the '80s would sit and listen to me complain as I was led into the Novus ordo. I would go to church and he would sit and read the paper. One day when I came home from a NO mass, he handed me a clipping he tore out of the paper. It was about a priest who was coming to our area to explain why the changes in the Catholic church.
Things like this don't happen to me, never, but I had this strange force come over me, pushing me strongly to go to the lecture.
It was about the great apostasy and sedevacantism. I knew instantly it was true. For one thing, in Catholic school back in the late '40s early 50's the old, elderly nuns teaching there in Chicago, were already warning us, that we are the generation that would see the Mass taken away from us.
Sorry, I didn't know I would be writing a book about my story! However, I must end by telling you my husband died but before he died he was baptized and died united to the Church Christ founded. He even had the apostolic blessing hours before his death and prayed the name of Jesus at the proper time during that blessing. I believe he was given this great grace because he brought me back to the church resulting in both my parents dying united to His Faith, plus my children are also Traditionalists. "By their fruits, you will know them."
Perhaps Matthew might start a thread where we could all go and write our journey to Tradition. Did I say thank you, Matthew! ♫