Br. Rex Anthony Norris of Little Portion Hermitage discusses what led him home to the Catholic Church. Br. Rex was previously Presbyterian, Methodist and Episcopalian. He discusses his journey with Jesus into his religious vocation and how that led him home the the Catholic Church. Br. Rex assists CHNetwork by counseling men and women on […]
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.
I was raised in a Jewish home, one that celebrated many of the Jewish traditions, at least in our younger years. I remember having a special sense that the one God was our God and that we were His people. Yet as we grew and went out on our own, much was left behind. Eventually my brother, David, became an atheist, and I, perhaps, an agnostic.
Blessed Dominic of the Mother of God, born Dominic Barberi (1792 – 1849) was an Italian theologian and a member of the Passionist Congregation. As a young novus, in 1814, God gave Blessed Dominic a vocation to work and pray for the conversion of England. Arriving in England, in 1841, he brought hundreds of people to […]
Marcus discusses the state of faith in England with Sr. Mary, Fr. Keith & Jeremy and the great need of Catholics to share the Good News with people living in a post-christian and a growingly anti-christian world. Sr. Mary of the Trinity, SOLT is a former Anglican, Jeremy De Satge is a former Anglican and Msgr. Keith Baltrop […]
Bishop Arborlius was born in Switzerland, but moved to Sweden at a very young age. As a young boy, he was a nominal Lutheran, as are most Swedes. By the age of 15 he had a longing to be Catholic, through contact with Catholics in Switzerland and the Bridgettine Sisters in Sweden. He had determined […]
Sister Teresa is a life-long Catholic. Both of her parents, thought, are converts, her father from Judaism and her mother from cultural Presbyterianism. Her mother was simultaneously an atheist and a Presbyterian minister. Her conversion to Christ and the Catholic faith came from attending classes taught by Dietrich and Alice von Hildebrand. Sister Teresa’s father […]
Charlene comes from a long line of Lutherans. He father was a Lutheran minister. She wasn’t particularly religious until, in the 11th grade in a boarding school, when she and her roommate were beaten by a burglar. This experience ignited her faith. During college, she became interested in the religious life. She joined a Lutheran […]
Sister Mary Rose was reared in Nebraska and California. While working at her father’s restaurant, she was witnessed to by a couple that invited her to their Foursquare Gospel Church. There she had a deep religious experience and gave her life to Christ. Sister Mary attended nursing school with the intention of becoming a missionary. […]
Father Philip grew up in a happy middle class family. His parents were searchers who raised him in a Unitarian congregation. As a teen, he rebelled and ran from God. Reading Aldous Huxley led him to believe that he could have mystical experiences through drugs. The positive influence of some professors in college let him […]