Item description for Classic Catholic Converts by Charles Connor...
Classic Catholic Converts presents the compelling stories of over 25 well-known converts to Catholicism from the 19th and 20th centuries. It tells of powerful testimonials to God's grace, men and women from all walks of life in Europe and America whose search for the fullness of truth led them to the Catholic Church. It is the witness of brilliant intellectuals, social workers, scientists, authors, film producers, clergy, businessmen, artists and others who, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, studied and prayed their way into the Church.
Fr. Charles Connor, a Church historian and host of his own television series on EWTN, writes insightful and wonderfully readable stories of a rich variety of converts who struggled greatly with many challenges as they embraced Catholicism, including rejection by loved ones, persecution from strangers, and misunderstanding by peers. But, once they responded to God's call, they experienced great inner peace, contentment and joy. Among the famous converts whose stories are told here include John Henry Newman, Edith Stein, Jacques Maritain, Dorothy Day, G.K. Chesterton, Elizabeth Seton, Karl Stern, Ronald Knox and many more.
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Studio: Ignatius Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.96" Width: 5.32" Height: 0.65" Weight: 0.64 lbs.
Release Date Feb 28, 2001
Publisher Ignatius Press
ISBN 0898707870 ISBN13 9780898707878 UPC 008987078708
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Profiles of inspiration Apr 17, 2007
Fr. Connor has written terrific, essay-length profiles of about a dozen converts and a handful of conversion movements, e.g., the Oxford Movement, the converts of Fulton Sheen. Since the intended audience is 'Anglo-American,' most of the subjects of his sketches are from the United States and England. Included are popular and less-well-known figures like John Henry Newman, Ronald Knox, Dorothy Day, Jacques Maritain, and G.K. Chesterton. At a time of both confusion and opportunity within Catholicism, the men and women described in these pages show what it is about the Church that has inspired so many to make tremendous sacrifices to join her.