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Michelle Paine – Former Presbyterian

July 18, 2016

Michelle Paine was full of questions about the meaning of life from a young age- she wanted to know where the Bible came from, who Jesus was, and how everything fit together.  As someone full of creativity, the Church’s understanding of the meaning of art and beauty were key in her conversion to Catholicism.  She’s an accomplished visual artist herself- enjoy the short video below, wherein she talks about her experience in Italy, and how it influenced her approach to art as well as her approach to faith.   ... more

Kevin O’Brien: An Atheist Who Became A Catholic

December 15, 2008

Although an atheist at an early age, Kevin’s experiences with the dramatic arts began a conversion process that, with the help of the writings of G. K. Chesterton, eventually brought him into the Catholic Church. Kevin is the founder and artistic director of the Theater of the Word Incorporated, which travels the country, evangelizing through comedy and drama. ... more
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Alexander Deriev: Former Atheist

October 16, 2006

Alexander grew up as an anti-catholic atheist in the former Soviet Union. After he and his wife were married they both began to think about God. He talks with Marcus about about his journey to the Catholic faith. Now that he is a Catholic Christian, Alexander has a ministry of the arts in the Church, especially the painting of icons. ... more
Dion DiMucci

Dion DiMucci: Revert from Presbyterianism

May 1, 2006

Marcus and Dion answer open-line questions from the Journey Home audience. ... more

Tatiana Cameron: Baptized as an Infant and Became a Pop Star

November 14, 2005

Tatiana was born in Croatia. She was baptized in secret but never attended Mass or prayed for fear of the Communists. Growing up in a musical family, she sang in her father’s band at a young age. At the age of 19, she became a huge pop star in Eastern Europe. She lived a glamorous but empty life. Her journey to a deeper and active Catholic Christian life was helped by some Croatian priests and nuns who befriended her. ... more
Ronda Chervin

Dr. Ronda Chervin: An Jewish Atheist Who Became A Catholic Christian

August 22, 2005

Ronda was raised atheist. Her family was Jewish but she was not told this with she was a child. She began to study Philosophy to find the meaning of life. She found herself drawn to Catholic art, specifically Salvador Dali’s “Christ” and “Last Supper”, even though she did not think that they were attractive as art. Once, while visiting Chartres Cathedral, she thought: How could something so beautiful be based on something that was non-sense? Her conversion to Christ began when she had a mystical dream in which she ... more

Steven Greydanus: Former Dutch Reformed

October 27, 2003

Steven was raised in a committed Christian household. His father was a Dutch Reformed pastor who taught him to know his faith. Unfortunately, he also taught him to be anti-Catholic. After his father left the pastorate, the family began to attend an Episcopal parish where Steven gained an appreciation for liturgy and the sacraments. Steven’s journey to the Catholic Church began when he realized that there a lack of any possibility of unity among Protestants without any functional church authority. Steven writes a weekly column on home video releases ... more
Carl Olson

Carl Olson: Former Evangelical Fundamentalist

June 17, 2002

Carl’s family had no religious background. However just before he was born his parents accepted Christ into their lives. Carl himself accepted Jesus when he was four. He has always been immersed in the Bible and Jesus Christ. In college he at first majored in commercial art but latter attended Briercrest Bible College in Canada. After a long journey of prayer and study, God led Carl and his wife, Heather, into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil of 1997. ... more
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Fr. John T. Zuhlsdorf: Former Lutheran

August 25, 2000

Father Zuhlsdorf was raised in a nominal Lutheran family. When he was seven his grandmother gave him two albums, one of classical music and another of Shakespeare’s plays. About the same time his mother decided that he should go to Sunday school at the Lutheran church. He reacted negatively to being taught that man’s will is totally depraved, wanting only evil. He thought, how could beautiful art be created by depraved people? In high school and college he drifted and was basically a pagan, but he still had ... more
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Gloria Thomas: Former Baptist

March 31, 2000

Gloria was brought in the Baptist church in Kentucky. In college she lost her faith, because she had no foundation to defend the faith. After several years, the misery of her life brought her to her knees and back to Jesus. She had been studying modern art in New York. After her conversion she turned her back on its view of the world. Seeking understanding and reasons for the Christian faith, Gloria discovered a Catholic prayer book, which began her on her journey to full-communion with the Catholic Church. To ... more