Leslie grew up in an active Catholic home. As a child she loved everything Catholic. The many social changes of the 1960′s and the distractions of college drew her away from the faith. After college she obtained a position as a TV talk show host. Soon after she found she was pregnant. Seeing no other alternative, she […]
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.
Kevin was born in a mixed Catholic & Protestant family. Baptized Catholic he was reared Methodist. As a child religion wasn’t important to him. When he was married he nominally returned to the Church but he wasn’t convicted by the Faith. He was deep into the pleasures of the world. Eventually, our Lord convicted him […]
John was baptized and reared United Methodist but stopped going to church in the sixth grade. After high school he read an article in Time Magazine about a lay brother, Brother Bill, in Chicago who worked with the gangs. This was the first nudge for him toward the Church. After a period of depression, his […]
Father Jordan was reared in a Catholic home but in college fell away from the faith. He considered himself Catholic but didn’t practice. He lived his life outside the Church of 18 years. The prayers of his mother and sister brought him back. He finally, at the suggestion of his sister, went to Confession, which […]
Maria Hasselgren was reared in the Lutheran church in Sweden but was exposed to the Catholic faith while on vacations in Spain and Italy. She always would feel God’s presence in Catholic churches. In college she majored in Church History. While on an internship in South Africa she was impressed by the faith of Catholics. […]