Conversion Stories

A Faith-Filled Heart

Andrew Werkheiser

Why my heart is filled with faith; a true story of near-death experiences and the undeniable truth that there is a greater power. Imagine with me now that you are an 18-year-old college freshman and your were just admitted into the hospital. You had awoken earlier, in the middle of the night, with an extremely uncomfortable pain in your arms […]

Race With The Devil

Racism is a preloaded emotion ready to inflict hurt without ever knowing the heart that it lances.  It was just such a hatred that motivated two young men to yell from their truck to my husband, “There’s the nigger lover,” referring to our two boys from Kenya.  I experienced it in reverse myself many years ago from a group of […]

From Scotland to Rome – A Story of Conversion

It was 11:45 in the evening and I couldn’t sleep.  I was anxious about a phone conversation I overheard my wife having with her mother about Catholicism and my patience for this divisive topic had run out.  My mother-in-law was asking my wife how she would feel about not receiving the Eucharist at her sister’s upcoming Catholic wedding now that […]

An Unlikely Convert

Rebekah Durham Hart

I was drawn to the Catholic Church while attending a Presbyterian seminary during my mid-twenties.  As the daughter of a United Methodist minister, I was raised in an orthodox, evangelical home and naively assumed that the majority of mainline Protestant seminarians believed just as we did.  At the very least, I reasoned, they could affirm the tenets of the Apostle’s […]

Marcus Grodi Interview with Randy Hain will Air on EWTN’s The Journey Home – Monday Evening, December 26, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. ET

Randy Hain

Many of you have come to know Randy Hain through his articles here on the Integrated Catholic Life™. Now you can hear his story of conversion to the Catholic Church when he is interviewed by Marcus Grodi [ … ]

Hauled Aboard the Ark – The Spiritual Journey of Peter Kreeft

I was born into a loving, believing community, a Protestant “mother church” (the Reformed Church) which, though it had not for me the fullness of the faith, had strong and genuine piety. I believed, mainly because of the good example of my parents and my church. The faith of my parents, Sunday School teachers, ministers, and relatives made a real […]

Now That You’re A Convert

So, you finally got up the nerve.  At last, reservation after reservation was entertained and dismissed, and you took the risk of potentially alienating family members and provoking uncomfortable questions from co-workers.  You decided to become the kind of member of the Catholic Church that will be known forever as the few, the odd, the converts. When it’s used as […]

ICL’s Matt Swaim – Conversion Story on EWTN’s The Journey Home

Matt Swaim, producer for the Son Rise Morning Show on the EWTN Radio Network and a contributing writer for The Integrated Catholic Life, was recently interviewed by Marcus Grodi on EWTN’s The Journey Home television show. He is also the author of Prayer in the Digital Age (information provided below the video of the interview). I encourage you to pick […]

On the Road to Damascus

On the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul Nearly everyone loves conversion stories. Over the last couple of decades, the conversion stories of people who have entered the Catholic Church have exploded onto the scene in the form of compilations of short stories found in books such as Surprised by the Truth and more detailed accounts such as found in Scott and Kimberly […]