Elizabeth Cary by John Janaro (’85)

Elizabeth Cary by John Janaro (’85)

Reprinted from Magnificat (www.magnificat.com) Great Conversion Stories: Elizabeth Cary By John Janaro (’85) England in the early 17th century was undergoing a significant religious crisis. The coerced uniformity of the Elizabethan era would soon break down into...
Saint Camillus de Lellis by John Janaro (’85)

Saint Camillus de Lellis by John Janaro (’85)

Reprinted from Magnificat (www.magnificat.com) Great Conversion Stories:  Saint Camillus de Lellis By John Janaro (’85) In medieval and early modern Europe, healthcare—especially for those with chronic illnesses—was an improvised and often neglected affair.  The...
Eugene Hamilton by Heather King

Eugene Hamilton by Heather King

Reprinted from Magnificat (www.magnificat.com) Credible Witness: Eugene Hamilton By Heather King Eugene Hamilton (1972-1997), an American seminarian who suffered from throat cancer, died three hours after being ordained a priest. Father Benedict J. Groeschel, C.F.R.,...
Dismas the Thief by John Janaro (’85)

Dismas the Thief by John Janaro (’85)

Reprinted from Magnificat (www.magnificat.com) GREAT CONVERSION STORIES All the Gospel accounts speak of criminals crucified with Jesus, but Luke (23:39-43) is the only source that indicates that a great conversion took place on the gruesome heights of Golgotha that...
Saint Basilides by John Janaro (’85)

Saint Basilides by John Janaro (’85)

Reprinted from Magnificat (www.magnificat.com) GREAT CONVERSION STORIES Christian apologists in the Roman Empire often stressed that the persecution of the early Church actually fueled her growth.  Tertullian famously coined an expression that has come down through...
Servant of God Chiara Corbella Petrillo by Heather King

Servant of God Chiara Corbella Petrillo by Heather King

Reprinted from Magnificat (www.magnificat.com) CREDIBLE WITNESS Chiara Corbella Petrillo (1984–2012), Italian-born wide and mother, gave birth to two children, both of whom died within an hour.  Pregnant for the third time, she refused treatment for a rare and...