Devotions, Relics and Catholic Piety – RJ Snell
“Catholicism is weird. I don’t think there’s any way around it.”
RJ Snell grew up as a pretty stoic and practical Canadian Baptist, so when he first became interested in the Catholic Church, he was also somewhat put off by it, because of the gritty and visceral nature of some of Her devotional practices. Candles, incense, statues, relics — all these things confused and repelled him at first, but eventually the deeply incarnational Catholic approach to understanding our relationship with God was actually one of the main things that drew him to want to become Catholic as an adult.