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Lizzy wrote:

Hi, guys —

I am having trouble with faith in general and want to convert from a non-denominational congregation to being a Catholic.

Anyway, I had been praying the Rosary for about a week straight asking that at the first adoration I went to I would feel something, like the spirit of Christ or something.

When I was in the sanctuary, I started praying the Rosary and looked up at the crucifix.
This crucifix had a very realistic-looking Jesus on it. As I was praying, I started to become dizzy, hot, very nervous, and scared. I looked up at the crucifix again and it seemed that His head started to turn to look and stare at me.

  • What do you think of this happening?

Anyway afterwards I told one of the Fathers about it and he looked at me like I was either lying or crazy.

  • What do you think about this?


  { What do you think happened and what do you think about this experience? }

Eric replied:

Dear Lizzy —

Well, assuming crazy is not an option, it could have been an illusion brought on by religious fervor or other factors. Or, I suppose, it could have been a vision but that seems doubtful. <Possible, but unlikely.>

Saints have experienced such visions. I don't really know you well enough to narrow it down to a particular option.

I would wait and see if something like this happens again.


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