Conversions

From Hindu to Catholic: Gustav’s Story

by Steve Ray on September 5, 2014

7104ukhaDescribing his own religious upbringing, Gaurav said, “My father worked at the World Bank and later was the editor of the Economic Times.

My mother was the first woman district collector of Gujarat. While there was an emphasis was on traditional Indian values, they espoused secular humanist ideals and values.

However, itwas from my grandmother that I learned the ancient stories of the Hindu religion—the epics of the Mahabharata, the Ramayana and the Bhagavad Gita.”

“It was aesthetics,” Gaurav said. “The beauty of sacred music held me spellbound at my first ever experience of the Eucharist….

For the rest of the story, click here http://www.catholic-convert.com/documents/Story-Gauravs.pdf

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From England:

Thank you Steve. My sister in-law was Catholic and she turned away to be a new-born Christian [Fundamentalist Protestant]. A lot of these people got round her and constantly told her she was going to hell unless she gets born again and she then tried to convert me and my wife.

She successfully made us doubt the Catholic religion but then we found you and listened to what you had to say and I feel stronger than ever about my Catholic faith. Last night I showed my sister-in-law some of your clips on YouTube. We just told her listen to what you had to say then make your mind up after watching.

She turned back to the Catholic faith. Thank God!

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These ladies have a nice blog. They like coffee and chocolate and sharing the Faith–Beauty in Belief– living in the Catholic Church and interviewing crazy guys like me. 

I enjoyed talking with Heidi and I am flattered by the interview on their website. Hope you enjoy it too. Click on the image to visit their blog and read the interview.

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