Aubrie Williams ’17 converted to Catholicism shortly after graduating from Notre Dame High School. In her own words, she reflects on her thought process and reasoning behind the decision.
“When I first started at Notre Dame High School I was a Christian but I wasn’t sure about how I felt about the Catholic faith. It seemed a bit overwhelming until I learned more from the religion teachers, Mrs. DuPont and Mrs. McAra. I became very interested in the history and beliefs of Catholicism. I realized I loved discussing and asking questions to my other Catholic friends. Though I was very interested in Catholicism, I still wasn’t convinced that it was for me. It wasn’t until I graduated that I felt like something was missing. I was upset and surprised at how much I missed Notre Dame. I started going to Mass in Morgantown and it was filling that void. What I was really missing from Notre Dame was the Catholic faith. I decided to talk to Sister Maria about converting to Catholicism. My godparents, Breeana and Chad Johnson, and Gabriel Johnson were a huge help as they had also recently converted and gone through all the RCIA classes. After an amazing journey through the RCIA process, I was baptized and confirmed at the Easter Vigil Mass by Father Casey.”
Williams is pictured at the Easter Vigil Mass with Sister Maria, Gabriel Johnson, Fr. Casey, and Sister Beritha.