Roads to Rome
by John Beaumont

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Roads to Rome: A Guide to Notable Converts from Britain and Ireland from the Reformation to the Present Day, by John Beaumont

Preface by Marcus Grodi; Foreword by Joseph Pearce; Appendices by Stanley Jaki

The aim of this book is to summarize the lives of notable converts from Britain and Ireland and explain (by reference to quotations from their writings) why they entered the Catholic Church. These reasons were many. Some looked chiefly at history and saw the apostolic Church in their day to be residing in the Catholic communion.

Others, though appreciating the fact of the gift of faith, saw reason as the chief support of the step they were taking. To yet others it was the endurance of both the Church and that remarkable office of the papacy that proved the necessary stimulus. Many were inspired by the witness of some unsung saint in their neighbourhood.

Some were eminent even before their “move to Rome,” others almost completely unknown. Some found fame on their conversion, others suffered greatly for their zeal for the one true fold of Christ. Some came into the Church relatively early in life, others entered at the final hour, even while on their death bed.

Taken altogether these accounts provide a profound and moving witness to the operation of divine grace in human souls.

480 pages, 6”x9”, jacketed clothbound, $55.00

ISBN-13: 978-1-58731-720-0;

ISBN-10: 1-58731-720-6

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