Patty Bond’s Beeeautiful Revised Conversion Story

by Steve Ray on February 23, 2009

Patty is a clear thinker and a great writer. She shares her story with emotion, theology, charity and humor. This is a must-read conversion story from Baptist to Catholic and from the darkness of incestuous child abuse to her ascent “Out of the Darkness.”

Her story is very compelling and shows what healing and deliverance God can bring to a person who is open to God and the truth. She talks about her Baptist family, her brother James White, her stunning and amusing discovery of the Catholic Church and all the fallout that discovery has brought into her life — both painful and glorious.

You can read her lengthy story here (pdf file).  Enjoy and pass it along to others!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Peggy Scott February 24, 2009 at 6:25 PM

Patty’s story is wonderful and eye opening!!! I gave me goose bumps reading some parts because it was so very touching, and it made me smile to realize all the peace and joy she has found becoming Catholic.

I was the Godmother and sponsor of my dear friend Dianne when she converted to Catholicism, and was fortunate enough to attended most of her RCIA classes with her. I can appreciate the excitement of learning the truths about the Catholic faith that Patty felt, as I witnesses the same exitement that Dianne felt.

I too had the tears in my eyes as Dianne had tears in her eyes at that wonderful moment she became Catholic at the Easter Vigil at Christ the King parish in Ann Arbor.

Pete February 24, 2009 at 7:08 PM

This is a most amazing story, particularly in view of the family dynamic from which Patty comes. I salute her courage.

Art Sippo April 9, 2009 at 12:28 AM

Wow! What a brave lady Patty Bonds is. It took real guts to tell the world the truth about her family.

I don’t know if you have seen it yet but the sad and dysfunctional Mr. White is attacking both you, Steve and Patty quite openly. I am really sad about that. White has actually called for the Catholic Apologetics community to silence you both.

Please bea ssured of my continued support of you and your apostolate. And send my regards to Patty and tell her how much I admire her courage.

i will keep you both in my prayers.

Art Sippo

STEVE RAY HERE: HELLO ART! GOOD TO HEAR FROM YOU. PATTY IS COURAGEOUS KNOWING THAT WHEN SHE TELLS HER STORY SHE WILL GET THE ICY WIND FROM ANOTHER QUARTER. LET WHITE ATTACK — HE IS A PREDICTABLE BORE WHO I DECIDED TO IGNORE SINCE HE IS A WASTE OF TIME. HE IS LIKE A TEMPEST IN A TEAPOT. ALL I DID WAS COMPLIMENT PATTY ON HER CONVERSION AND FORGIVENESS AND POINT FOLKS TO HER STORY. ANYWAY, GLAD YOU ARE WELL AND LET’S TALK SOME TIME SOON!

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