Conversions

This was a while ago but I just found it again and thought it would be good to share. Please feel free to send the link to others who are struggling with the Church or who you think might need a bit of an enthusiastic “nudge.”

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This is a great website with conversion stories from every religious tradition imaginable to Catholic. The Why I’m Catholic website should be passed around to family and friends. It is very well done, beautifully laid out and full of great stories.

Our story was posted this week. You can read it HERE.

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This is a conversion story – conversion from self-sufficiency, money and possessions to Christ. Pain, suffering, loss of everything brought Terry to Christ. Quite a roller coaster story. Enjoy!

It was late one Friday evening, when my wife and I got the call. My Brother and his daughters were involved in an accident on their way to visit us in Lake Tahoe.  We took the long drive to the hospital.  His oldest daughter of 21; a wonderful human, great friends, great student, in the prime of her life, had been killed. 

One of the most difficult things I have ever had to do in my life was to go tell my wounded Brother.  It was unbearable wheeling his wheelchair to her casket.  But, I somehow got by the matter; the funeral; the hospital stay; and the trial for the drunk driver.  With vivid realization of life’s uncertain length, one might think I would turn to God. 

 We had really become quite good, as the children of a military officer, to be independent and strong and to get through anything, to stuff pain, relying only on ourselves.  What could God do?   How I wish I had looked God’s way.

 Possessions had become my security.  I had everything the world says one should need.  My business was more monetarily successful than I could have ever imagined.  My material cup ran over.  My long-term retirement set in plan and place.  I had anticipated cash from my apartments to provide for me in my old age. Why would I need God to provide?

Read the whole story HERE. For hundreds of other conversion stories, click HERE.

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Al Kresta’s Remarkable Story of Coming back to the Church

February 11, 2017

It was 1993 and Al Kresta was a Protestant pastor and talk show host on the largest Protestant radio station in Detroit. And he returned to the Catholic Church. This is his story written a while ago, but just as interesting and instructive today as when he wrote it. “This is why I returned to […]

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Jim’s Story: Born Presbyterian, then to Parties, Drugs … Protestantism and finally to the Church

January 4, 2017

Conversion stories are always so compelling. Jim’s is full of good content that can help another understand and see the truth of the Catholic Church. This story is about 23 pages but a very good read. Hope you enjoy it. By the way, below is also a link to his wife Julie’s story :-) She […]

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Dealing with Cancer: Amy Carrico’s Story

December 28, 2016

This is a heart-wrenching, yet beautiful story of a wife and mom with cancer and how she’s decided to deal with it. She’s a inspiration to us all – living in the heart of her family, God and the Church. For other beautifully crafted Catholic and personal videos by Fr. Josh and Lolek Productions, click […]

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Short Story of the Ray Family Conversion with Pictures

December 27, 2016

A while ago I decided to write a brief story of our conversion story. It is easy to read in about 15 minutes, about our coming into the Catholic Church. Janet and I converted to the Catholic Church in 1994 but it still seems like yesterday. It has not grown old and we are still thrilled […]

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Jill’s Conversion Story in Poetry; From the Occult to the Church

November 12, 2016

OCCULTISM, A POEM Fascination held me fast Astonished at what had past The humdrum beat was not all there was A world beyond, yet within my grasp Entering in I was adept at the craft It was plainly true I could tell the future and its travails Deeper and deeper I journeyed in Awareness of […]

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Marinko Crnjac’s Story: From Heroin to Christ

November 7, 2016

When I was 17 or 18 I began to experiment with drugs, mostly Marijuana but also occasionally heroin.  Around the age of 23, though, I became a daily user of heroin. It could cost up to hundreds of dollars each day, depending on how much I could afford at the time. This was to be […]

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Istanbul all Day! Including Talk from My Turkish Convert Friend

November 4, 2016

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Explaining to Family Why He Left the Denominations for the Catholic Church

November 3, 2016

This new convert sent me a nice e-mail thanking me. I asked if I could share it on my blog. He agreed but asked to remain anonymous and I agreed. He said, “I converted because I lost all the discussions I had with a Catholic workmate – if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. One problem […]

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Karen Explains to Protestant Family Members Why She Became Catholic

October 6, 2016

Dear Family, So that you know I have been vigilant in reading and studying about the Catholic Church.  Below are the many, many reasons why it is apparent to me that the Catholic Church is Christ’s Church that he built, and why there is no doubt in mind this is where I belong.  Sorry it’s […]

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Letter Telling of Conversion

July 2, 2016

Dear Steve,         I just received the gift you sent me and have to say thank you. My name is Scott Cowen and I guess my mom sent you a thank you for your YouTube videos. Your video taught me about Mary in a way I never heard it as a young adult and brought […]

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Two Sample E-mails that Make My Heart Sing

June 19, 2016

Number 1: Steve, I know you get a ton of emails, but I still want to email you and tell you how much of an impact you had on me converting to the Catholic faith. Your talks on he Church Fathers had the biggest impact on me. After studying the Church Fathers, I knew Catholicism […]

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How Did a Nice Baptist Kid from Texas Become a Catholic Priest? “Are You Saved?”

June 16, 2016

How did a Baptist kid from Gilmore Texas eventually become a Catholic priest? This is a delightful story full of instruction and apologetics.  I love to share conversion stories to affirm our Catholic Faith. Such a story as this rings in our hearts and confirms that we are in the right place. It also gives […]

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Two Young Converts tell their Delightful Story

June 10, 2016

EXCERPTS FROM THEIR STORY:   “I could feel that my faith wasn’t full,” Rachael recalls. “I wasn’t really satisfied with the church I was going to. I was at the age where I was away from home and starting to think as an adult. I started questioning.Some things didn’t strike me as true, but I […]

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