His Beloved Daughter
“I had a conversion in my late 20’s. It was a time in my life where I didn’t know God and I never felt close to Him. For me, being Catholic was just a title. I was never properly catechised, and I didn’t know my faith. I was completely lost and immersed in the world.
I went through a really difficult time in my life, and I wasn’t getting the answers that I wanted. I had a great material life, I had a good job and making good money. But there was an emptiness in my heart. I couldn’t understand what was going on and why I felt this way.
I remembered from when I was little that my mother used to pray the rosary all the time. I remember hopping up onto her bed while she would be praying the rosary and I would watch her praying with so much peace. During this difficult time in my life, I thought to myself, I also need something more.
After so many mistakes, living a life in sin, and not going to church or confession for years, I started to pray the rosary. Incredibly as I began to pray, I experienced a beautiful scent of roses and was filled with immense peace. All of my anxieties and stresses lifted.
I didn’t know at the time that the aroma of roses represented Mary’s presence, I just felt so peaceful in those moments as I would pray. The more I prayed, the more it happened, and it was then that I decided to go back to church. I went to confession and had a list so long, it was like a scroll of all of my sins, but I still went. It was Mother Mary who brought me back to her Son.
This encounter allowed me to delve deeper in my faith, to understand my baptismal call and the precious gifts we receive by living a sacramental life.
It is because of the beautiful intimate relationship with God, that I am able to understand that I am His beloved daughter. I am a simple mom, wife and teacher but the Lord has a great mission for me here on this earth. The King of the universe has a plan for each and every one of us.”