Christian Blog

My Personal Christian Spirituality

This Christian Blog is written by author, Katherine T Owen. Katherine runs this website, She lives in Wiltshire, UK.

Am I a Christian?

My beliefs in some ways do not fit neatly with those of the church. But there was a time on my spiritual journey when  I became more and more compelled by the Bible. I was housebound at the time with chronic illness and received great spiritual sustenance from receiving the sacrament through a weekly visit from a priest. 

I asked God if I should now call myself a Christian again, and also whether I should call myself a Catholic Christian.

Am I a Christian? - God's first answer

God's first answer:

I rarely watched TV. My friend (a non-Christian) rang and told me I must watch a program called The Monastery. I taped it and watched it in 10 minute chunks as the ME/CFS symptoms in my eyes and head would allow. It was well worth the trips to the sitting room in my electric wheelchair.

Fr Christopher Jameson, took 5 men into his monastery at Worth Abbey, Sussex, UK for 40 days and 40 nights. The aim was to see if the monastic tradition has anything to offer the modern man.

Here were catholic monks quoting Ghandi and reading books on how to lose the ego. Their faith was grounded in practical reality. One of the monks worked with young children with Leukaemia. The faith of the monks touchingly met the men where they were and found the best in them.

In my small world at the time, I met both a priest and a neighbour (non-religious) who used the same word to describe the TV programme The Monastery - compelling...

Cover for the forgiveness book available as a pdf via this website.

To receive Releasing Judgment, a FREE ebook
or just to keep in touch, sign in below.

Your email will definitely not be misused
and you can unsubscribe at any time.
With love, Katherine

...The Monastery was a truly beautiful series, full of people seeking the truth, asking honest questions and receiving hones answers. One of the men had a spiritual awakening on camera. I still remember how extraordinary it was to see that..

The beauty of these catholics and the recognition of their capactity for peace and forgiveness by non-Christian friends felt like part of God's answer.

Am I a Christian? God's Second Answer

God's second answer:

At the time the mobile library would deliver audio books for me to listen to. I received an autobiography of Alex Guiness.

I listened in small sections as the cognitive difficulties allowed, and found out that Alex Guiness had converted to Catholicism.

Pondering on whether he had any regrets, his only one was to have found his beloved Church so late in life.

Am I a Christian? - God's third answer

God's third answer

One of my carers - a catholic - gave me a hymn book. One of my concerns about religion was the divisions within it. But the hymns were of both catholic and protestant origin and the lyrics often spoke to me powerfully.

Yes, spirituality can be found outside religion. But clearly it was also alive and kicking within religion.

Suddenly these postive experiences of Catholicism were coming into my life.

It felt like God was answering my questions:

"Am I a Christian?"

"Can I call myself a Catholic Christian?"


Which denomination? Where do I go to church?

After my dramatic improvement in CFS / ME in 2008 I started to attend a catholic church and a more evangelical church on alternate weeks.

I was open to attending a church of whichever denomination, allowing God to lead me.

I found that all the denominations have both strengths and weaknesses. However, in each one I have experienced the love of God and the power of the message of Jesus.

Until God nudges me to go elsewhere, at the moment I attend a catholic church.

Other Christian Blogs by Katherine T Owen

Move from Christian Blog to the home page - How To Deepen Our Spirituality

Receive daily inspiration...

Receive daily inspiration by putting
your favorite (favourite) quote on
an item you see daily around your home-
a mug, cushion, postcard, coaster, T shirt etc.
You will find my zazzle gift store at (USA)

Use one of my designs or start from a blank. (UK)

Thank you so much for supporting this website

Advert for personalised gifts with a spiritual or healing theme

My name is Katherine Owen.
Please respect my copyright as the author of this website.
I am delighted if you choose to share on social media, but please do NOT reproduce any of the contents of this page without permission.
© Katherine T Owen

Free forgiveness ebook

To receive
Releasing Judgment,
a FREE ebook

or to keep in touch...

Please be assured - I will NOT pass on your e-mail address to anyone else.

Be Loved

15 Spiritual Love Poems
God Love Self Love

(by the author of

For 14 years, Katherine T Owen was severely disabled with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, unable to walk, with little speech, and with inadequate care.

Katherine's small beautiful collection of poems take the reader with her as she journeys to know both self love and
God's love.

Be Loved Beloved. Cover for Kindle book of spiritual love poems.

If you don't have a kindle, you can download FREE software to read the kindle book on your computer.

Buy the paperback on Lulu

Click to preview or BUY
Be Loved Beloved

"One thing that struck me was the stripping of ego in the work. Most of us have a comfy ego façade, but weakness and disease tore Katherine’s away. The poems in Be Loved Beloved come from the heart."

Dana Taylor, Author of Ever-Flowing Streams: Tapping into Healing Energy

What's New?

  1. Prayer for Housing –need a home, accommodation, or to feel at home?

    new home bible verse card zazzle
    Prayer for Housing. An accommodation need? Not at home with your feelings or thoughts? Includes prayer for Ukranian refugees and those w chronic illness.

    Read More

  2. Prayer For Peace Of Mind - Psalm 91 to ease negative thoughts

    Do you suffer with negative thoughts? I used Psalm 91 as a prayer for peace of mind. I give an explanation and interpretation of its meaning and link to other non biblical prayers for inner peace.

    Read More