catechumen catechumen


  • (n) a new convert being taught the principles of Christianity by a catechist


  1. Born of heathen parents, he turned to Christ and became a catechumen.
  2. But Farnaby becomes the willing catechumen of Pala's nubile adams and eves, who live in a state of highly sophisticated innocence.


  • Converts find moral support in Catholicism

    Some 650 catechumens from 32 parishes attended a special ceremony led by Archbishop Paul Bui Van Doc of Ho Chi Minh City Archdiocese at the pastoral center on March 30. Over 350 people among them are expected to receive the sacraments of Christian initiation to become Catholics on this year’s Easter Vigil, April 19.
    on April 19, 2014     Source: National Catholic Reporter

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  • "Being a catechumen is somewhat like going through a period of courtship. With baptism at Easter, it is like getting married to the universal Church; the Body of Christ," said the neo-cardinal Zen, bishop of Hong Kong.
    on Apr 3, 2006 By: Cardinal Joseph Zen Source:

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