Scott Bloch: Former Evangelical – The Journey Home Program

July 14, 2014 | one response

Scott grew up in the entertainment world. His parents were Broadway actors and later his father wrote for TV shows. His father was Jewish and his mother Protestant, but Scott was brought up with no real religious influence. For a time, as a boy, the family lived in England. It was there, in school, that […]

Elizabeth Ficocelli: Former Lutheran – The Journey Home Program

July 7, 2014 | no responses

From the time she was a young child growing up in a nominal Lutheran family, Elizabeth felt called to follow God on an interesting and surprising spiritual journey. Elizabeth shares the little clues God left her along the way, including hearing his voice whispered in her heart, and meeting a young Catholic man, which would eventually lead her to […]

St. Monica, Model of a Catholic Christian

August 27, 2013 | no responses

Today is the Memorial of St. Monica, the mother of the famous St. Augustine whose feast is tomorrow. In his Confessions, Augustine tells us of the last days of his mother’s life. It is one of the most moving tributes of a son to his mother that we have from the ancient world.

A Catholic Seed Sewn – Conversion story of Vicki Hassessian

May 3, 2013 | 9 responses

My story begins in a naval hospital in Pittsburgh, California, where I was born to an 18-year-old girl and her 19-year-old husband. My parents were believers and we attended the Nazarene church close to our house.. I do remember that my mother used to turn on the TV to do her daily workouts with Jack LaLanne, and just before he came on, there was a show with a man wearing a cap, a large cross on a chain, and he wore a cape that he threw around as he talked. His eyes burned into the camera! Later I would learn that his name was Archbishop Fulton Sheen.

Doug Trout: Revert from the Evangelical Friends (Quakers) – The Journey Home Program

September 11, 1998 | no responses

Doug was brought in a Catholic family. As a young man he led a secular life. He met Christ through a group of Evangelical Friends, a branch of the Quakers. While attending a seminary, he met up with a Catholic childhood friend who responded to his objections to the Catholic faith knowledgably and with love. […]

Dr. Mark Miravalle: Life-long Catholic – The Journey Home Program

May 1, 1998 | no responses

Mark was born in San Francisco, where he attended Catholic schools. He made his undergraduate studies in theology as a student in the St. Ignatius Institute of the University of San Francisco. He continued his studies at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas Angelicum in Rome where he earned a Licentiate of Sacred Theology […]

Patrick Madrid: Life-long Catholic Apologist – The Journey Home Program

February 6, 1998 | no responses

Pat was reared in a faithful Catholic family. He always had an intellectual commitment to the faith but it wasn’t until he was a young adult that he had a deep interior commitment to Christ. Pat is a full-time Catholic apologist, the editor of “Envoy” magazine and the author of the books “Surprised by Truth”, […]