Those who dispute the power of Catholic sacramentals will be interested in the tale of how the holy card (pictured) was the seedbed for this Lutheran’s conversion to the Catholic Church and work as a Catholic journalist. The feast of St. Joseph is the perfect day to recount the story.
While in high school and staying at a friend’s house, I discovered the holy card sitting on my friend’s dresser. As a Lutheran, I hadn’t come across many holy cards, particularly one with such beautiful artwork and a prayer devoted to a particular saint. I told my friend that I liked the card. In his generosity, he told me I could have it.
I put the card on my nightstand, and through high school and college...READ MORE