In the past 2,000 years, billions of souls have been blessed to be Catholic. After The Last Supper, some wonder: Who was the first Catholic convert?
The thief on the cross next to Jesus was the first Catholic Convert after The Last Supper.
He received The Necessary Catholic Sacraments: His Conversion to Catholicism began when he was Baptized by The Holy Molecules of Holy Water. An invisible cloud of those Holy Molecules disseminated from the breath and perspiration of Jesus in the air around The Cross. Some landed on the thief on the nearby cross.
Then, the thief Confessed his sins. Then, he received Absolution directly from Jesus. Catholics know that because Jesus told him, “This day you shall be with Me in paradise.”
The Holy Blood of Jesus dripped from the rough, iron nails and from the bleeding furrows from the flogging. The Holy Molecules of His Blood also swirled in an invisible cloud about The Cross.
By breathing in and swallowing even ONE of those Holy Molecules, the thief received The First Catholic Communion after The Last Supper. He thereby obeyed The Clear Call to Catholic Communion that Jesus, Himself, had repeated fourteen times:
“If you do not eat My Body and drink My Blood you do not have life in you.”
Who was the first Catholic convert? The thief on the cross was the first to be Baptized and Confess his sins. He was the first to receive Absolution. He was the first to receive Holy Communion, the Actual Body and Blood of Jesus after Baptism, Confession, and Absolution.
Catholics see that truth. Like the thief on the cross, we believe and we obey. We confess our sins. We receive Absolution from priests ordained in living link with those Ordained by Jesus. We receive His Actual Body and Blood.
We pray that all may believe enough to obey His Decree as did the thief on the nearby cross:
“Verily, verily I say unto you thou art Peter and on this rock I build My Church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. I give you the keys to The Kingdom of Heaven.”