When I was four-years-old, I asked my mother why my best friend would be going to a different school when we started after the summer. She would be going to St Julie’s. My mother explained that Theresa was Catholic. I asked why I couldn’t be Catholic too and didn’t really get an answer.
When I was 37 years old, at the Easter Vigil of 2010, I was Received into the Roman Catholic Church. In the intervening years I’d tried different religions, different churches, no religion, no church but never found what I was looking for. And I kept going back to Catholicism. My reasons for converting have changed and developed but I still think God put the desire into my heart when I was four.