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Your Stories

This page offers a number of personal stories from people who have journeyed away from the practice of their Catholic faith. Some of the people featured were non church-going Catholics for a short space of time, whilst others didn’t attend a Catholic Church for several decades. As you’ll discover, their reasons for not attending church were very varied. What the people featured on this page have in common is that they witness to having rediscovered something that, for them, is the pearl without price.

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Why did you stop attending Mass and what might make you think of starting again? Email us your story

Music copyright: The music used to introduce ‘Josephine’s’ video testimony is available from: www.faithcafe.org. It is featured on their baptism CD. Full copyright information has been requested and will be published shortly. The source of the music used to introduce ‘Sr Julie’s’ video testimony is unknown; if you have information relating to its origins please do email us

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'Their story , yours and mine - it's what we all carry with us on this trip we take, and we owe it to each other to respect our stories and learn from them.'
William Carlos Williams