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Saturday, March 3, 2012

An Incredible Double Conversion Story

Claude Newman's conversion story is amazing. He was a prisoner on death row who received the blessing of visions from the Our Lady. And even more amazing is the conversion of a fellow prisoner, James Hughes, through Claude's intercession. Hughes saw a vision of his place in hell minutes before his execution. He was so terrified he immediately called for a priest.

Imagine if all of us saw the state of our souls and the punishment we deserved, how quickly we would repent and call on God to save us. I think that will be my prayer throughout the rest of Lent. Show me the state of my soul, Lord. Make me aware of those sins that are hidden deep in the recesses of my heart. Help me to repent and repent and repent. Claude's salvation came through the intercession of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. "O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee."


  1. Thank you!
    Yes, I'm sure that if I saw the place in Hell that I have been making for myself I would scream in terror.

  2. I have always loved this story. Thanks for reminding me about it!