Daily Prayer for Priests

O my Jesus, I beg You on behalf of the whole Church ... give us holy priests. You yourself maintain them in holiness.

O Divine and Great High Priest, may the power of Your mercy accompany them everywhere and protect them from the devil's traps and snares, which are continually being set for the souls of priests.

May the power of Your Mercy, O Lord, shatter and bring to naught all that might tarnish the sanctity of priest, for You can do all things. - St. Faustina (Diary, 1052)

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Father Donald Calloway's Conversion Story

From Drug Addicted Pagan To A Priest Of Mercy!


Heroine, cocaine, opium, marijuana, excessive alcohol, not to mention hallucinogenic drugs like mushrooms (psilocybin) and LSD – he consumed most of these before the age of 18, many before he turned 14, the addictions growing stronger as the existential emptiness deepened. What sounds like an introduction to a Hunter S. Thompson novel actually constitutes the autobiography of a Catholic priest. Fr. Donald Calloway of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception retells his dramatic and heart-wrenching life story in No Turning Back: A Witness to Mercy.

As a destructive youth, Calloway spent his adolescence succumbing to temptations large and small, from sins of the flesh with constant promiscuity, to crimes against the law with thousands of dollars of grand theft in stolen merchandise, as well as nightly partying with friends consuming all forms of drugs and addictives while listening to heavy-metal music.

To continue reading Father Calloway’s conversion story, click here.

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8 comments to Father Donald Calloway’s Conversion Story:

  • Ann Filutze

    Fr. Calloway’s life and testimony is similar to that of Fr. John Corappi. What happened to Fr. Corappi? He is no longer preaching on EWTN.

  • john quinn

    I first listened to the story of Father Donald on a DVD on a coach during on a pilgrimage. It was so inspirational and brought tears to my eyes too. I was so encouraged by it and it has changed my life and increased my devotion to Mother Mary. God bless you Father Donald and I trust your story also inspires Catholic priests across the world.

    John Q

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    Great name John! Just to be clear, this is not the same John Quinn associated with Courageous Priest.

    God bless,
    John Quinn

  • Colleen Nitschke

    After listening to Fr. Donald Calloway, I was so moved, it brought me to tears, I’m a Catholic coming home after many years, I have listened to many conversion stories, yours touched me the most, as you are very real and inspiritional. My hopes are to personally meet you one day or be able to come to a seminar. I will share your story with many. You are my inspiration, you are amazing. Most Sincerely, Colleen

  • jim guzdzial

    Father Don, would you be interested in speaking at a charismatic mass or day of renewal in Flint, MI
    thanks, Jim

  • Hector Carrasco

    Father Calloway I love your story cause it coincides with
    my story, YES, I also went through a heavy drug use
    five times to Texas Prisons and finally suffered a head injury
    but through my deep devotion to Our Heavenly Mother by reciting the Rosary every night for the past 3 years and the
    night of my injury which happened in jail, I do believe that I can say I have seen the Glory of My Good Lord through the
    intercession of my Heavenly Mother

  • [...] Father Donald Calloway’s Conversion Story: « Courageous PriestAs a destructive youth, Calloway spent his adolescence succumbing to temptations large and small, from sins of the flesh with constant promiscuity, to crimes against the law with thousands of dollars of grand theft in stolen merchandise, as well as nightly … To continue reading Father Calloway’s conversion story, [...]

  • Ann Bond

    Wow! There’s hope for us all! God bless you, Father Calloway.

  • kristinesweeney

    I was looking to see if Father had a website and I came across this article. I loved it. Thank you for putting it out there. It caused me to have joy, hope, and to be thankful of the Lord’s mercies working in my life and to appreciate again what He has done for me in the past. It also made me want to spend quality time with Our Blessed Mother befor going to bed tonight.

    Peace be with you,
    Kristine

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