A Joyful Noise Prefaces an Unexpected Journey – Conversion Story of Mark Lindeblad

October 20, 2014 | 2 responses

As a musician, Mark Lindeblad, always appreciated being “lifted up to the greatness of the Lord” through beauty and ritual during church services. Although his evangelical culture focused on “Jesus and me” spirituality, Mark felt the Lord moving him to a deeper relationship in the beauty and universality of the Catholic liturgy.

George Washington Made Me Catholic – Conversion Story of Christy Kellner

October 13, 2014 | 3 responses

A study of the faith of America’s Founding Fathers led Christy Kellner on a quest to find the true, original Church that Christ established.

The Greatest Questions in Life – Conversion Story of Stuart Squires, Ph.D.

September 29, 2014 | one response

What finally pushed me over the threshold to Catholicism, and into the Church at the Vigil of 2011, was not any theological argument, but a longing for the grace found in the Eucharist.

“…but God meant it for good.” – Conversion Story of Deacon Rick Bauer

September 2, 2014 | 5 responses

I was baptized and confirmed in a nominally Catholic home. My dad’s 30-year career in the U.S. military and the diplomatic service led us overseas among many moves as our 6-child family grew up, spending years in Panama, Cuba, and Colombia. Despite a Jesuit education into high school, by the time we returned to Washington, D.C. in the late 1960s, I was a high school student growing rapidly disillusioned with my faith and with the Catholic Church.

A Glorious Journey – Conversion Story of Fr. Paul Chaim Benedicta Schenck

August 25, 2014 | 7 responses

I chose to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church when it became apparent to me that I no longer could confess the Creed, in which I made the claim to believe in the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church and not be in communion with the Bishop of Rome, the Successor of St. Peter, and Pastor of the universal Church.

And The Truth Will Set You Free: How I Was Reconciled to the Catholic Church – Conversion Story of Kathleen M. Gavlas

August 4, 2014 | 4 responses

I have to begin my conversion story by relating something of my family life. My father worked for the government as an air traffic controller. They transferred him wherever they wished even though he had a family. So, we moved from state to state when I was a little girl. My youngest brother and I were born in Minnesota, our home state. I was born in 1948 in Minnesota and baptized October 31 that same year in Selma, Alabama, which tells how often we moved. My other brother and sister were each born in a different Southern state. Because of our constant moving, establishing a stable spiritual home was quite difficult for us.

Crossing the Tiber – Conversion Story of Steve Ray

July 28, 2014 | one response

I can still smell the green vinyl of the used couch in our living room as I knelt with my mom, with my face buried in my hands and my nose pressed into the vinyl. She had decided I was old enough — after all I was four years old. She didn’t want to wait […]

Taking Courage: How God Drew Me into the Light of His Church – Conversion Story of Alicia Smith*

July 21, 2014 | 14 responses

“Learning about Catholicism, after being schooled by Protestants, I felt like I had only been allowed to view little random pieces of incredible artwork. It is only now that I understand the pieces were a single, beautiful masterpiece.” After a rocky childhood, Alicia joined the US Navy, which brought about stability and order in her life. Life in the Navy prepared her for life in an unexpected place: the Catholic Church.

My Path to Finding Eternal Life – Conversion Story of former Seventh-day Adventist, Tania S. Marcic

July 14, 2014 | 2 responses

Tania was raised in a devout Seventh-day Adventist home and persevered in her faith through college. She was certain she “knew” her Christianity until her nominally Catholic husband insisted their kids complete the Sacraments in the Catholic Church. Tania was in for a life-changing surprise!

Longing For Truth – Conversion Story of Leah DesGeorges

July 1, 2014 | 14 responses

“My longing for truth was a single prayer.” – St. Edith Stein As a 13-year-old Evangelical Protestant, I spent a day in a sporting good store asking people, “If you died tonight, do you know for sure that you would go to heaven? Would it be worth two minutes of your time to know for […]

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