I was with a catholic recusant family. I wasn't aware of any details that would date the experience- though I presume we were in the 16th or early 17th century- nor was it clear how I stood with the family: I could have been one of them or merely a friendly observer. One of the sons was about to journey to Rome to train as a priest, accompanied by an older man who I took to be a steward or trusted upper servant. This older man may also have been going to train as a priest. There was an atmosphere of heaviness and secrecy.
So was I once an English catholic priest- charged with restoring the old faith- an agent of the counter-Reformation? It would fit.