Hope that the World Cannot Give – Conversion Story of John Nahrgang

January 28, 2013 | no responses

Even as a sophomore I knew that I wanted to attend Notre Dame. Its Catholic identity wasn’t really a factor at all; its academic reputation, quality of student life (as reported by Princeton Review), and the memories of my first visit there drove my decision. I didn’t know what to make of Catholicism at all. One of the essays on the Notre Dame application dealt with a “spiritual topic” of our choosing. I chose to write about my impressions of Siddhartha by Herman Hesse.

My Conversion to the Catholic Church – Justin Motes

January 21, 2013 | 8 responses

My Conversion to the Catholic Church by Justin Motes Hello, my name is Justin. I am from the state of Georgia and I am 14 years old. I am writing this story to share my conversion to the Catholic Church, which came about at such a young age. My conversion was a very intense experience […]

Trevor Lipscombe: Former Agnostic/Nominal Anglican – The Journey Home Program

January 14, 2013 | no responses

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The “Full Gospel” – Conversion Story of Ernest R. Freeman

December 31, 2012 | 8 responses

The “Full Gospel” by Ernest R. Freeman The Drill Sergeant walked into the barracks and yelled, “Who wants to go to church? Be out front in 10 minutes!” Being an eighteen-year-old raw recruit in desperate need of a break from military training, I decided to go. I assumed it would be a Protestant gathering; to […]

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.

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 […]

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