For over 20 years the Coming Home Network International has been sharing the stories of men and women whose devotion to Jesus Christ led them to embrace the beauty and truth of the Catholic Faith. Because the resolution to walk more closely with Christ is ultimately at the heart of such a decision, and because such a walk is never complete this side of heaven, stories of conversion to the Catholic Faith are but prologues to a Christian's journey of lifelong conversion to Jesus Christ.
On this page you will find a growing compilation of articles, videos, links, and other resources intended to help you in your daily task of drawing nearer to Christ. You will also find information about the Deep in Christ video interviews and discussions hosted by our Manager of Outreach, JonMarc Grodi, in which Catholic converts (and converted Catholics!) discuss the Christian call to holiness and the process of continual conversion.
The Christian vocation to go ever deeper in our relationship with Christ is one in which we can and must support each other through prayer, discussion, and the sharing of the treasury of grace given to the Church. Be sure to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and our forum and stop by for live Deep in Christ discussions beginning this spring. If you have a resource, insight, or testimony to share, let us know!
St. Chromatius of Aquileia (ad 340–408), preached something about these Beatitudes that I had never heard, but which was understood by many of the early Doctors of the Church. In a sermon on Matthew, Chromatius wrote:
Our Lord, our savior, establishes extremely solid steps of precious stones, by which saintly souls and faithful can climb, can rise to this supreme good, which is the kingdom of heaven…. Brethren, before your eyes are the eight rungs of the gospel, constructed, as I have said, with precious stones. Behold Jacob’s ladder which starts on earth and whose top touches heaven. He who climbs it finds the gate of heaven, and having entered it, will have endless joy in the presence of the Lord, eternally praising Him with the holy angels.
At EWTN’s Family Celebration this year in Vancouver, Marcus Grodi spoke on evangelization, starting in the home. Here he shares 10 practical suggestions for how we can cultivate conversion amongst our family and friends.
The holy season of Lent is approaching — or may already be underway — as you read this article. Lent: that 40 day period (excluding Sundays) leading up to the celebration of Christ’s victory over sin and death. Traditionally these 40 days are a time when holy Mother Church calls her children throughout the world to an intensification of the usual disciplines of the Christian life: prayer, fasting and alms-giving. What follows are several examples of how we might intensify the spiritual discipline of prayer during this Lenten season and beyond.
I was baptized in the United Presbyterian Church but left the practice of Christianity as a teenager. I had a spiritual awakening in my early twenties and returned to the practice of Christianity. By the grace of God and out of a deep love for Jesus Christ, I “came home” to the Catholic Church during the Easter Vigil in 2000.
Introducing and discussing “Deep in Christ”, a new project from the Coming Home Network International in which we talk with Catholic converts and converted Catholics about the call to holiness and ongoing conversion to Jesus Christ.
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Books and Other Media from CHResources
- Christ in His Fullness – by Bruce Sullivan
- Clement of Rome and the Didache – by Kenneth Howell Ph.D.
- How Firm a Foundation – a novel by Marcus Grodi
- Ignatius Of Antioch & Polycarp Of Smyrna
- My Journey to the Land of More
- Pillar & Bulwark – a novel by Marcus Grodi
- Roots of the Reformation – by Karl Adam
- Steps to Happiness – by Marcus Grodi
- Thoughts for the Journey Home – by Marcus Grodi
- Transubstantiation: Jesus Gives Himself To Us – by Fr. Ray Ryland
- What Must I Do to Be Saved? – by Marcus Grodi