Skip to comments.The Saint Who Baptized Me [Hindu Convert To Catholicism Tells His Story]
Posted on 05/10/2014 8:54:47 PM PDT by Steelfish
MAY 10, 2014 4 The Saint Who Baptized Me A long journey from Flint, Mich., to St. Peters Basilica
By Kishore Jayabalan
How does a kid from Flint, Mich., who was raised by Hindu parents, end up getting baptized by Pope John Paul II and working in the Vatican?
This is the sort of incredulous though mostly respectful question Ive had to answer more than a few times during the past 15 years. Usually it is asked with a sense of wonder and gratitude, but sometimes there has been a little envy mixed in most of the people asking the question are practicing Catholics who greatly admire John Paul II. I must admit Ive done nothing to deserve the honor of traveling such a journey.
Even though my parents are Hindu, they had enough respect and admiration for Catholic education and especially for the priests and nuns who ran the schools to start their two children at the now-closed St. Mary Queen of Angels. My first teachers were Polish Benedictine sisters who did not shy away from discipline and often used the one non-baptized student who did his religion homework as an example for the others.
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Can't argue with that.
Very nice account.
Excellent article. It’s always interesting to read the stories of my contemporaries. The same people and events had similar influences on many of us.