Barbara Heil – Former Charismatic, Pentecostal, and Word of Faith
Barbara Heil’s path to full communion with the Catholic Church took a lot of detours! She was baptized Catholic as an infant, but didn’t discover that fact until decades later. As far as Barbara knew, she was what she called a “10th generation heathen.” When some friends invited her to a charismatic prayer service, she accepted Christ, and was immediately on fire for her newfound faith, even going on to pursue ministry training. Along the way, she met some Catholics who were also involved in Charismatic prayer, but she had trouble understanding how they could be truly Spirit-filled AND Catholic at the same time. Eventually, the more she dove into the Catechism, and grew in her love of the Scriptures, she could no longer deny the desire God had placed on her heart to follow Christ into the Catholic Church.