Vocation Boom! Radio welcomed Br. Michael Baggot, studying in Rome for the Legionaries of Christ, to the broadcast. Br. Michael was received into the Catholic Church on the Easter Vigil of 2003, after a high school conversion from agnosticism.
He says literature rekindled his interest in receiving the gift of faith. He says he first encountered Christ in the New Testament, and believed in his divinity after reading C.S Lewis’ Mere Christianity. He talked about the peace that came to him about finding something more to life than having a family and a successful job. He said his Catholic grandmothers’ practice of faith, prayers, peace and joy was something mysterious and attractive to him. He soon found what he called “the Church of the bible.”
While at Christendom College he first received the hints of the possibility of a vocation to the priesthood after receiving Holy Communion when he had a desire to share Christ with others.
Br. Michael encouraged discerning men to persevere and to remain in contact with a priest or spiritual director who you trust to find the diocese or religious community that is most welcoming to you.