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Federico Barocci, “Madonna del Popolo”, 1579

Although the tides of heresy and confusion may threaten to capsize us, we must keep our eyes on Mary, Mother of the Church.

By Amanda Evinger, EWTN News, 8/10/19

“In the heart of the Church, my Mother, I will be love.”
—St. Thérèse of Lisieux

I vividly remember what it felt like to sit, angst-ridden, in a basement chapel at the Protestant Reformed college (Calvinist) college I was going to, with my overly-highlighted and scrawled-upon New International Version Bible cracked open.

The college was founded by my great-great-great (I’m hoping I have the “greats” right) uncle, a Reformed minister and immigrant from the Netherlands. My mother and her twin sister, as well as my uncle, all attended the college. My grandfather, also a Reformed minister and immigrant from the Netherlands, was on the board of the college and preached there as well.

As I sat there, rung out by interior suffering over the struggle to find the Truth about the history of Christianity, Christ’s Church, and dozens of dogmas that felt like looming enigmas to my 20-year-old brain, I began to feel an ethereal peace wash over me. I was so tired of roaming around the “Christian world” and digging to excavate the answers to the questions that burned in my soul and raged throughout my spirit – I just needed to know. ….

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