Called According to His Purpose, Romans 8:28

Msgr. Stuart Swetland |
June 3, 2009 No Comments

Marcus welcomes Msgr. Stuart Swetland, former Lutheran, to discuss the “Year for Priests” (June 19, 2009 to June 19, 2010) in light of Scripture. The pair discuss how we can know the will of God in our lives.

Scripture verse: Romans 8:28 “We know that all things work for good for those who love God,* who are called according to his purpose.”

Resources mentioned: 

  • Msgr. Stuart Swetland’s conversion story
  • Msgr. Stuart Swetland’s Facebook page
  • The Journey Home episode (2004)
  • 2007 Deep in History Conference talk, “Lesson Learned Through Cultural Inculturization” DVD | CD | MP3

Msgr. Stuart Swetland

Msgr. Swetland was raised, in Pennsylvania, by devout Lutheran parents. At the age of five he had thoughts of becoming a minister. From his family and congregation he learned a spirit of service, an idea that eventually led him to apply to the US Naval Academy, where he studied Physics. For most of his Naval days he was not a practicing Christian. However, he won a Rhodes scholarship to read Philosophy at Oxford University. There he was reawakened to the faith and began attending an Evangelical Anglican church. Still, though, he had a nagging sense of being incomplete. Under the guidance of a Catholic priest he was introduced to the Catholic Church and was later ordained a Catholic priest. Msgr. Swetland is currently the President of Donnelly College, Kansas City, KS.