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From Atheist to Catholic: One Woman's Story Presented by Leah Libresco Sargeant


Posted 01/28/2019
Submitted by Sandi Smith
Category: Campus Announcements
Leah Libresco Sargeant

Leah Libresco Sargeant

University of Hartford Catholic Campus Ministry and the Newman Club is excited to welcome Leah Libresco Sargeant as she shares with us her journey from atheist blogger to Catholic apologist and her insights on prayer and praying with others.

Leah grew up as an atheist on Long Island. As a student at Yale University, she picked fights with the most interesting wrong people she could find — which turned out to be the campus Catholics. After reading an awful lot of books, years of late-night debates, and a fair amount of argumentative blogging, she was surprised but pleased to find out that she'd been wrong about religion, generally, and Catholicism in particular. A graduate from Yale in 2011, Leah was received into the Catholic Church in November 2012.  Her conversion unfolded through her popular blog, Unequally Yoked, and was also covered by various media outlets including CNN, NBC News, and TheBlaze.

Leah is the author of two books Arriving at Amen: Seven Catholic Prayers That Even I Can Offer (2015) and Building the Benedict Option - A Guide to Gathering Two or Three Together in His Name (2018).

Leah will be speaking at the Catholic Campus Ministry Center on Thursday, February 7 from 12:30pm - 2pm. All are invited to join us for lunch (beef and vegan chili) at 12 noon. The event is free but seating is limited.

RSVP is recommended but not required. To reserve a seat, please RSVP by Monday, February 4 to Sandi at ccm@hartford.edu or call 860-216-1254.

Leah Libresco Sargeant

Leah Libresco Sargeant

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