A story of conversion in Galloway on Sept. 2

Father Donald Calloway
Father Donald Calloway

Father Donald Calloway, MIC, aka “the Surfing Priest,” so named for his favorite pastime, will bring his inspiring story of conversion to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Galloway on Wednesday, Sept. 2.

A high school dropout who had been kicked out of a foreign country, institutionalized twice, and thrown in jail multiple times during a life of drug use and theft, Father Galloway seemed like a lost cause. However, in the midst of his trials, he found the Christian faith through the Blessed Virgin Mary. Now, he spreads his story of conversion as a priest of the Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary.

Father Calloway is the author of “Marian Gems: Daily Wisdom of Our Lady” (2014), and “Under the Mantle: Marian Thoughts from a 21st Century Priest” (2013). He is also the editor of two books: “The Immaculate Conception in the Life of the Church” (2004), and “The Virgin Mary and Theology of the Body” (2005).

Father Calloway’s “No Turning Back: A Witness to Mercy” will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help on Wednesday, Sept. 2 at 7 p.m.; admission is free.

For more information, contact the parish office at 609-652-0008, or at parishoffice@olphparish-nj.org