Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB – Former Atheist
Fr. Boniface Hicks wasn’t raised with any formal religious formation, and by the time he got to college, he assumed that atheism was the natural position that any intelligent person should hold. When an Evangelical Christian friend invited him to a Bible study, he began researching Christianity, and eventually became a Christian. But the more he researched, the more he realized that Catholicism was the fullest expression of what it meant to follow Jesus. He continued to follow the call of God into a monastic vocation with the Benedictine order.