Born and baptized into a Protestant family (Methodist), age 14 became interested with the Catholic church (through EWTN) and age 15 started RCIA (with parents permission). I believe Easter 2000 I was confirmed, taking the name of Francis (after Francis of Assisi who I was deeply devoted to) as my confirmation name. Next couple of years, came in contact with a few Franciscan Orders (under the spiritual direction of my Catholic FOC), looked very seriously into the Franciscans of the Renewal, Franciscans of the Immaculata (sp?), and near the end of my Catholic life, I was in contact with the Franciscan Friars of the Primitive Observance (essentially all "grey renewal friars" if you will). Age 17, started attending a local Coptic Orthodox parish, and on my 18th birthday baptized and chrismed in the Orthodox church (taking the name Joseph, because Abouna didn't know "Shawn" was a Christian name). Now, haven't attended liturgy since Jan. 2006 (last liturgy I attended was a Carpatho-Rus. Orthodox liturgy, which locally is in communion with my COC parish). A friend once called me a "religion whore", and though it is a little more complex than that, I agree and thus don't affiliate with any religious group. If you want any more detail, feel free to PM me, and I'll fill you in with the desired details to the best of my ability.