Thursday, March 31, 2022

At the age of 90, she became a Catholic


At 90, Mom becomes a Catholic!

At age 90, Patty Sara Brooks received the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and first holy Communion at Immaculate Conception Church, Lihue, from the pastor, La Salette Father Edison Pamintuan, on March 10. This account was written by her daughter, Debbie Sategna

By Debbie Sategna
Special to the Herald

People are asking us why, at 90, Mom is becoming Catholic. We’re not exactly sure, but we know she has watched us grow in our Catholic faith throughout the years, especially the past six years here on Kauai.

I became Catholic on my wedding day, at the age of 18. My husband Tom was born and raised Catholic. In the 53 years we have been together, we have never pushed her or even asked Mom to become Catholic.

We have invited her to church many times and she has attended Mass with us on a number of occasions. She enjoyed listening to us praying the rosary and even started praying it with us. She saw how our Catholic faith continued to grow even stronger after the death of our son. She also heard us talk about our church family at Immaculate Conception Church in Lihue, Kauai, and how special they are to us.

We are active in our parish and have discussed on many occasions the question of how to spread our Catholic faith. We believe it starts with the way you live your life and how you treat others. I know Mom sees this. She also sees how important the Holy Eucharist is to us, and she too wanted to receive the precious Body and Blood of Jesus Christ.

On March 10, Mom became a Catholic. For us and our family, this is a true blessing from God.

We are so thankful to God and the Holy Spirit for touching her heart and bringing her into our Catholic Christian faith community at Immaculate Conception Church.

It just shows you are never too old to start your journey as a Catholic Christi

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