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Hello!
« on: July 15, 2020, 08:07:20 AM »
I am hoping to convert from Protestantism to Catholicism. I am based in Glasgow, Scotland, and there is TLM offered close by. I am a little overwhelmed by how much there is to learn, it's really very different from the churches I have previously attended. I am looking to learn more about the Catholic faith and I am also trying to learn the necessary Latin.

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Re: Hello!
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2020, 08:12:16 AM »
This is great. It can be overwhelming. When I reverted 15 years ago, I was equal parts stumped as I was angry(not being taught traditionally growing up un 70s and 80s). There are very pious souls here who will be able to give you great advice. An Ave for your journey.
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Re: Hello!
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2020, 08:38:24 AM »
Welcome!

It's like drinking out of a fire hose but more enjoyable.  ::)
In conclusion, I can leave you with no better advice than that given after every sermon by Msgr Vincent Giammarino, who was pastor of St Michael’s Church in Atlantic City in the 1950s:

    “My dear good people: Do what you have to do, When you’re supposed to do it, The best way you can do it,   For the Love of God. Amen.”
 
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Re: Hello!
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2020, 02:58:07 PM »
 :toth:
"It's so lonely 'round the fields of Athenry"
 
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Re: Hello!
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2020, 03:24:13 PM »
Welcome Ephesians6-12.  I know a couple of ladies from Glasgow.  One of them has a house here where I live in southern Ontario.  She spends her winters in Glasgow.  She didn't come this spring cause of the covid.  Her sister used to come over in the fall then they'd both go back to Scotland around November.  Her sister was amazed at the fall colours of the trees; you know something we here take for granted.
Like John Vennari (RIP) said "Why not just do it?  What would it hurt?"
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Re: Hello!
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2020, 05:44:20 PM »
Welcome to the forum! I will pray for your conversion and that you become a saint.
"The World Must Conform to Our Lord and not He to it." Rev. Dennis Fahey CSSP

"My brothers, all of you, if you are condemned to see the triumph of evil, never applaud it. Never say to evil: you are good; to decadence: you are progess; to death: you are life. Sanctify yourselves in the times wherein God has placed you; bewail the evils and the disorders which God tolerates; oppose them with the energy of your works and your efforts, your life uncontaminated by error, free from being led astray, in such a way that having lived here below, united with the Spirit of the Lord, you will be admitted to be made but one with Him forever and ever: But he who is joined to the Lord is one in spirit." Cardinal Pie of Potiers
 
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Re: Hello!
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2020, 12:23:05 PM »
Welcome to the forum.  It's great that you have access to a traditional Mass.  I have a few suggestions of websites to help you get started:

https://www.sanctamissa.org/frequently-asked-questions 
This same website has tutorial videos where you can see Masses and online Missals with translations.

https://archive.ccwatershed.org/media/pdfs/14/06/26/12-34-30_0.pdf
This describes itself as being for children, but, as an adult convert, I found it very helpful for understanding the structure and meaning of the Mass. 

https://learnchurchlatin.com/
This is a blog for helping people who want to learn Church Latin.  Since you mentioned being interested in this, you may find it useful.  If you have any questions about Latin language, you can ask them here and there will likely be members who can help you.  The "Alps" subforum is usually the best place for that sort of question.

But you don't really need to know much, if any, Latin for following the Mass, so don't worry about it if this is difficult for you.
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Re: Hello!
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2020, 11:32:15 AM »
Wow, Jayne! Thank you so much for all the links, they look like wonderful resources. You're very kind.

Thank you to everybody else, too, for your warm welcome. MikeMac, I have to say that your Glaswegian friends sound mad, returning here for winter! LOL
 
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Re: Hello!
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2020, 02:07:58 PM »
Wow, Jayne! Thank you so much for all the links, they look like wonderful resources. You're very kind.

Thank you to everybody else, too, for your warm welcome. MikeMac, I have to say that your Glaswegian friends sound mad, returning here for winter! LOL

Yeah before she left the priest used to say "our friend Annette is going back to balmy ... uh bonny Scotland for the winter."  :)

She has osteoporosis so she couldn't take the colder winters we get here.  But you get a lot of rain in the winter there, don't you?
Like John Vennari (RIP) said "Why not just do it?  What would it hurt?"
Consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary (PETITION)
https://lifepetitions.com/petition/consecrate-russia-to-the-immaculate-heart-of-mary-petition

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"Tell people that God gives graces through the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  Tell them also to pray to the Immaculate Heart of Mary for peace, since God has entrusted it to Her." Saint Jacinta Marto

The real nature of hope is “despair, overcome.”
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Re: Hello!
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2020, 07:12:11 PM »
Wow, Jayne! Thank you so much for all the links, they look like wonderful resources. You're very kind.

Thank you to everybody else, too, for your warm welcome. MikeMac, I have to say that your Glaswegian friends sound mad, returning here for winter! LOL

Yeah before she left the priest used to say "our friend Annette is going back to balmy ... uh bonny Scotland for the winter."  :)

She has osteoporosis so she couldn't take the colder winters we get here.  But you get a lot of rain in the winter there, don't you?

Aye, it does rain a lot. It's known for having four seasons in one day! Winters here are mild compared to somewhere like New York or Chicago, however I know a Finn who says it always seems colder here, and is more miserable.
 
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Re: Hello!
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2020, 07:28:54 PM »
Wow, Jayne! Thank you so much for all the links, they look like wonderful resources. You're very kind.

Thank you to everybody else, too, for your warm welcome. MikeMac, I have to say that your Glaswegian friends sound mad, returning here for winter! LOL

Yeah before she left the priest used to say "our friend Annette is going back to balmy ... uh bonny Scotland for the winter."  :)

She has osteoporosis so she couldn't take the colder winters we get here.  But you get a lot of rain in the winter there, don't you?

Aye, it does rain a lot. It's known for having four seasons in one day! Winters here are mild compared to somewhere like New York or Chicago, however I know a Finn who says it always seems colder here, and is more miserable.

No wonder you guys had so many good writers.

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And a dishonour to the city's name (...)"

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At least many sensible men do say,
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The less chance we have of being killed.

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