Crossed The Tiber

An Evangelical Converts to Catholicism

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Location: Pennsylvania, United States

I was born into the Catholic faith. At 14, I was "born again" and found Jesus personally but lost His Church. After thirty years as an evangelical protestant, I have come full circle to find that He has been there all the time, in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I wish others to find the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith as I have found.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Poem by Owen Swain, Former Evangelical Pastor

Born in sin, and shapen in, iniquity.

Artist child, a bit too free?

Then born again.

Oh, evangelical,


A quarter of a century,

I wore a skin

not like me.

I wore the mantle

took the call

others said I should,

was that all?

Late came gentle Mary

with prayers

and with beads

and I said, I will go

where she may lead

And where she lead

was to her Son

the perfectly wretched

perfect One.

In turn he led me

to his timeless Church

in whom I find

my perfect worth.

Where once with many

I did protest

oh yes,

and I was prone,

to ironic works

of faith alone


by greater grace

am I blessed,

to have come home

to this new

and ancient place.

Owen Swain blogs here.


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