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Hi I'm Catania

Just another happy Mormon.

About Me

I am a very fortunate stay-at-home-mom. I love laughing, writing, studying, reading, painting, crocheting, and...you get the idea. I have way too many hobbies and duties without enough time to get it all in! I love being creative.

Why I am a Mormon

I was fortunate to be raised a Mormon. My father is not Mormon and my mother is. Unfortunately, they were divorced when I was young, but my siblings and I still experienced a positive situation - as both of my parents were active parts of our lives. Despite the way that my parent's divorce was handled which, I promise, was as positive as possible, there were times that I felt alone and confused. I learned that I could find comfort and peace in my relationship with Heavenly Father - even when my family situation seemed unsure. Throughout my life, the gospel has been a stabilizing factor. I've been guided, directed, comforted, helped, and blessed in more ways than I can even think. I know that my Heavenly Father loves me. I've known this for many years, yet the impact of the fact - that my Heavenly Father loves me - hasn't dampened over time. Knowing that I have a Father in Heaven that loves me brings me so much peace. 

How I live my faith

I really try to live my faith every minute of every day. As a woman, I'm a member of the Relief Society - which is an organization for women over the age of 18. I visit teach a few women. We call each other sisters, and I am also taught by other women. I love the feeling of sisterhood that exists with the women I meet. I try to live my faith by being true to it daily. I am a mother and a wife. I try to teach my children the principles of the gospel - principles that have influenced the way I live - principles I believe to be good and true. I try to read my scriptures and pray daily. I also try to live my faith by being authentic to myself while still improving. I know that God love me, individually. He wants me to increase my talents. He has blessed each of us with ability and desire. When I do my best to be a better woman, I find that I'm happier. This encourages me to be more faithful and obedient. I'm far from perfect, but that's what's great about the gospel, it helps me with my shortcomings. The Lord doesn't require perfection, he only requires what we can give, and He, through His atoning sacrifice makes up the difference.

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Catania
Yes. Jesus visited the people who inhabited ancient America. In John, Jesus proclaims, “And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.” – John 10:16 The other sheep were the lost members of the house of Israel, and they would literally hear the voice of Christ. The people of the Book of Mormon were once inhabitants of Jerusalem they were true members of the house of Israel. They had made covenants, kept the law of Moses, and, like the Jews of Jerusalem, were looking forward to the coming of their Messiah. Even though Christ wouldn’t live among them, they knew that he would come to the earth and fulfill the will of God by suffering for our sins. They were some of "lost Israel" who the Lord promised to include in His fold. He visited His followers in the Americas after his crucifixion and resurrection. Shortly before Christ came to the Americas, the people who lived there experienced many natural disasters. After the destruction and three days of darkness, the Savior descended from Heaven and appeared to the people. The experience is one of the highlights of the Book of Mormon. I love it. His visit brings peace and hope. Even though it is hard for me to imagine, I feel that Christ truly visited His people. This example shows the Lord's love for all of His children. Show more Show less