SALEM — Queen of Peace Church has invited Marian Father Donald Calloway to share his conversion story during an evening of reflection at 7 p.m., Friday, March 30.
Father Calloway will talk about how he found his Catholic faith through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and his dedication to Our Lady and the message of Divine Mercy as an ordained priest in the order of the Congregation of Marians of the Immaculate Conception.
Before Father Calloway’s conversion, he was a high school dropout who had been kicked out of a foreign country, institutionalized twice and jailed multiple times. After his conversion he earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and theology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, master’s of divinity and S.T.B. degrees from the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C., and an S.T.L. in Mariology from the International Marian Research Institute in Dayton, Ohio. He has written many academic articles and is author of the books Purest of All Lilies: The Virgin Mary in the Spirituality of St. Faustina and No Turning Back: A Witness To Mercy.
Admission is free, but a free will offering will be accepted. The church is at 4227 Lone Oak Road.