I was wondering if anyone knew of converts who went on to become saints…are there many?
St. John Ogilvie, wasn’t he a Calvinist first, than converted and became a priest?
St Henry Morse, converted from Protestant…St Elizabeth Ann Seton is a convert…I’m sure there’s more…
St. Augustine was a convert. Now he’s a Doctor of the Church!
The Apostle Paul was a convert.
There are a ton of saints who were converts!
Hey Joyful…as a matter of fact I was reading about St Augustine this morning…thanks! And St Paul…good point.
St. Edith Stein! She was a convert from Judaism. Became a Carmelite Nun… and died a Martyr. Here is link on her life. God bless.
St. Mary Magdalene was a convert is a patroness for converts.
Does anyone know a male Saint who converted from a Baptist or other evangelical protestant background?
He’s not officially a saint yet, but Cardinal Newman was a convert from the Church of England who was beatified last year.
More at this link: scecclesia.wordpress.com/2010/09/18/convert-saints/