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After Conversion – by Thomas Storck

December 10, 2012 | no responses

The process of conversion to the Faith may be compared to the ascent to Jerusalem of the ancient Israelite pilgrims, who as they came nearer to the Temple uttered that cry of joy recorded in Psalm 122, “I rejoiced when they said to me, we will go into the house of the Lord.” This psalm expresses the gladness of heart experienced by so many converts as they embrace the Catholic Faith, sometimes after even a lifetime of study or wandering or doubt. But after our conversion, after we become members in fullness of His Church — what then? What is our next step?

The Long Hike from Geneva to Rome – Conversion Story of David R. Gillespie

December 10, 2012 | 2 responses

On November 6, 2011, on the book of the Gospels, I signed the Nicene Creed and a statement in which I professed to “believe in and hold firm all that the Holy Catholic church believes in, teaches and professes as handed down by the Fathers of the Church and Ancient Tradition.” By doing so, I effectively hung up my pulpit gown and stole: items I had received on the occasion of my ordination as a Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church in America.

St Paul’s Advice to Two Converts: Timothy and Titus – by Marcus Grodi

December 3, 2012 | 6 responses

“Most clergy converts remember and cherish the moment of their ordination, but, now as Catholics and no longer non-Catholic ministers, they sometimes wonder what, if anything, that ‘laying on of hands’ meant? Those who ordained us may not have had any sacramental apostolic authority to do so, yet the vows of our own hearts to serve Him were authentic and real.” Former Presbyterian pastor Marcus Grodi reflects on the way in which clergy converts must “seek ways to support their families through non-Church employment, and yet never give up their ‘call to ministry.’”

Blessed Through the Catholic Church – Conversion Story of Bob Jepsen, D.Min.

December 3, 2012 | no responses

Blessed Through the Catholic Church by Bob Jepsen, D.Min. I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Growing up in the 1940s and 50s, I was blessed with a happy childhood in a loving family of four, including one older brother. My parents taught us the “old fashioned” values of honesty, goodness, kindness, and viewing […]

Leah Darrow: Revert to the Catholic Faith – The Journey Home Program

November 26, 2012 | one response

Leah is a former contestant on “America’s Next Top Model”.  Her website is: http://www.leahdarrow.com.

Highway to Heaven – Conversion Story of Dr. Jean M. Lee

November 26, 2012 | no responses

“I was fighting so many demons that I lost track of where they came from and how they were manifested. I became enslaved to spiritual poverty, sexual depravity, and a greed for money that would take its toll on my emotions and psyche for years to come. Everything in life seemed easily disposable, especially my money, which I spent lavishly to maintain my steady diet of alcohol and drugs that would salve my emotional pain.”

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