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Student Converts to Catholicism, Describes Impact of Thomas More College

Thomas More College of Liberal Arts student Alison Welton was received into full communion with the Catholic Church on Easter, the College reports.

Alison may have already made up her mind to become Catholic before attending college, but she described the impact the unique education offered by Thomas More College had on her during her journey to the Church.

“I knew it was going to be the life I lived, but being at Thomas More College, with the people, in the classes, at Mass, being shown Catholicism in such richness, seeing it being lived out in people’s lives, is stuff you don’t find in books,” she said.

The College offers more perspective about Alison's conversion.

Alison — her Confirmation name is Clare — had already read a good deal about Catholic belief and practice, such as George Weigel’s Letters to a Young Catholic, as well as the works of G.K. Chesterton and J.R.R. Tolkien.  Although she had already made the decision to enter the Church, she discovered that the lively embodiment of Catholic culture found at the College gave her a new window into understanding what the Catholic faith is all about. ...

She had been emotional during the few days leading up to the Easter liturgy but on the day itself, time seemed to go by at a different pace.  She got up to receive the Eucharist for the first time with a smile on her face. Before she knew it, she was back in the pew kneeling next to her uncle, a recent convert who is also her sponsor into the Church.

Thomas More College of Liberal Arts is recommended at for its strong Catholic identity.

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