The Cordial Catholic

137: From the Canadian Wilderness to the Catholic Priesthood (w/ Fr. Nathan Caswell)

November 24, 2021 K. Albert Little, Father Nathan Caswell
The Cordial Catholic
137: From the Canadian Wilderness to the Catholic Priesthood (w/ Fr. Nathan Caswell)
Show Notes

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I'm joined by Father Nathan Caswell, an Evangelical convert to Catholicism with an incredible conversion story to share.

Father Nathan was raised Charismatic Evangelical, converted to Catholicism with his family on an Indigenous Reservation in Northern Canada, and spent the next several years wandering and soul-searching in the Canadian wilderness while he shrugged off religion – before ultimately becoming the Prodigal Son and returning home to his family, his faith, and eventually a vocation in the Catholic priesthood.

It's an incredible story featuring mushroom hunting, treehouse living, and the discovery of God in the power of the ocean.

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