Date of Award
Spring April 2015
Campus Access only Research Projects
Master of Arts
School or College
Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts
Brett C. Hoover
This thesis examines the steps which should be taken to foster a true conversion of heart and mind for those in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. The area of focus is on the individual who is looking to join the faith and then be married in the Catholic Church. Attrition within this group is observed at an early stage which leads to the pastoral issue of whether there is a true conversion to the Catholic faith, or whether this journey is seen by the convert as a means to be married in the church. Understanding the importance of adult faith formation and its impact on a person’s journey, is of great importance to the future of the Catholic Church. The journey should help the individual establish a base for further growth in the areas of prayer, scripture, and the emphasis of community.
Zambrana-Sutton, Grace, "Fostering a True Conversion of Heart and Mind" (2015). LMU/LLS Theses and Dissertations. 174.