Debbie Herbeck: Convert from Judaism

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November 28, 2011

Growing up in Chicago in a conservative Jewish family and culture, Debbie Herbeck lived out her faith on a daily basis.  But the death of her brother when she was in high school brought her to a place of deep questioning.  Pushing on, but struggling spiritually, Debbie entered the University of Michigan.  Almost immediately she met and became friends with two young women who had been renewed in their Catholic faith.  Through her developing relationships and a series of events, Debbie was being introduced to this person named Jesus – a Jew!  It began her on a journey to learn more about him through the study of scripture and by making the connection of her roots to the continued story in the New Testament.  Debbie shares how she eventually embraced Catholicism as the fulfillment of her Jewish heritage and led her to a career serving Christ and his Church.



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