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Ryan Attard

Revert saved by the Precious Blood of Christ
Archbishop Fulton Sheen once said that "if you do not live as you believe, you will end up believing as you live;" and that alone could be considered almost an entire summary of my early faith. I grew up in a sort-of practicing Catholic family. Admittedly I didn't learn much about my faith, at home or at school. At about the age of 10, I fell into sin and stopped practicing.

After offending our Lord much, I returned to him at 14 as a prodigal child. I was far from perfect, and over the next year my reversion was gradual. At first I didn't accept this or that teaching/practice, but I soon came to see how all of the commandments truly reveal how much He loves us and wants us to live with Him in eternity.

I found that my typical Catholic parish wasn't fulfilling my needs and didn't know any other Christians at the time. I was considering becoming Protestant (particularly Pentecostal) or non-denominational around the time I turned 15, but it was also at this time that I met a handful of strong, faithful Catholic Christians my age on the internet. They taught me everything about the faith that I had never been told at my parish, school and home. About 6 months later I attended my first Traditional Latin Mass -- I thought I had attended an entirely different religion, for here the faith was preached and believed with conviction (something painfully absent in my nearby parish).

Now at 18, I am a devout, though weak, Christian. I will soon be studying to become a High School teacher, with an interest in religion and history (particularly modern history). On the side though I have a strong interest in studying philosophy, especially Thomism. I also hope to play music at my Church in the next few years. 

This website has been with me since I began my return walk towards God 4 years ago. I hope that by being on this website we as believers in our Lord Jesus Christ can build each other up in faith, hope and charity.

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