As a Protestant Christian in high school, I was not accustomed to high art, theological scholarship, grand ritual, or monastic orders, so when I stepped into Catholicism via Project Conversion, the strange yet familiar atmosphere was both shocking and comfortable. I fell head over heels for the long tradition of artistic expression, cultural nuance, and theological inquiry within the Church.
Strangely enough, I also had the chance to really get to know Mary the mother of Christ on a level seldom enjoyed by Protestants. In short, Catholicism helped me enjoy my old Christianity once more.
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