I have been in the U.S. for about 10 years. I am Wasabi (not my real name), a Japanese Catholic. Before I became a Christian, I was a follower of “New Age” spirituality. Now I have found the true spirituality. It comes from the Holy Spirit, who has inspired the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. I am glad from the bottom of my heart to have found Jesus.
Japan has a Catholic population of less than 0.5%. Nevertheless, I was incredibly blessed with encounters that helped me to grow in my Christian and Catholic faith!
In Japan, my Catholic baptism led me to meet a retired nun (I call her “Mother T”), who had once been the Superior of a convent, and we remained close until her death. Talking with her about God has greatly influenced my life of faith.
Fr. S., a priest for more than half a century, whom I also met in Japan, still advises me when I make major decisions. His honest advice always gives me courage.
And most of all, my husband, Jerome (pseudonym). He grew up in a devout Protestant family; his great-grandfather was a missionary, and his grandfather was a pastor. Jerome became Anglican, and then Catholic. Jerome and I spend a lot of time chatting about things related to Christianity and Catholicism. I also think that talking with my husband about different cultures has wonderfully deepened my understanding of Christianity.
I have mentioned only three people here, but many others have helped me with my faith. Indeed, the blessings I have received from God are too numerous to mention here. I decided to write this blog to share some of those blessings with others.
In this blog, I will be sharing:
News from the perspective of Spiritual Warfare
Christianity from a Japanese perspective
Topics related to Catholic Liturgy, History, Saints, the Mass
Recent Catholic News
Notes from Mother T’s Bible Class
Catholic-related art, music, etc.
I would like to write about a wide range of Catholic topics.