from A Journey in Grace: My Conversion Story

From the time she was a young child growing up in a nominal Protestant family, Elizabeth felt called to follow God on an interesting and surprising spiritual journey that would eventually lead her to enter the Catholic Church at the age of twenty-three. During this presentation, Elizabeth shares stories of the little clues God left her along the way, including hearing His voice whispered in her heart, finding a significant religious medal, gaining insight and direction from an international pilgrimage in 1989, and discerning a ministry of Catholic writing, speaking, and broadcast to evangelize and excite Catholics about their faith.

Testimonials for A Journey in Grace: My Conversion Story

Each time I invite a speaker, I am always concerned that the topic will be interesting and that the speaker will be engaging and hold our interest — and that everything presented is in line with the teachings of our Catholic Church. Elizabeth is one of the best speakers we have had.  She offered variety in her speaking style appealing to all. Animated at times, but not overly. Her conversion story is interesting and one that can be educational/affirming in our faith.

Sheri Isham, 
Founder & President, Catholic Women of Faith Conference, Franklin TN


Elizabeth Ficocelli spoke to 450 women at our Martha & Mary Women’s Conference this past February. She did a wonderful job! Her conversion story, “A Journey in Grace” had the women laughing and crying and completely engaged. She also spoke on “The Age of Mary,” which was a very informative talk. Her speaking style is brisk, but not too fast, and peppered with humor. She has a lot of energy and interacted with the women during the breaks. She was delightful to have as a speaker, and was easy to work with from an administrative position.

Colleen Pasnik, Co-Chair, Springtime of Hope, Dubuque IA


Elizabeth was very well received by our guests. She was very well organized, had an awesome and very inspiring story, and added touches of humor. Some of our women commented that they thought she was our best speaker (and we’ve done over 30 breakfasts!) One of our guests made the following comment: “What a great speaker we were blessed with today. Elizabeth was confident, yet humble, and had a wonderful comic wit about her. She has a beautiful and powerful testimony.” Elizabeth is very knowledgeable about the faith, is a very strong believer, and is a delightful person.

Kay Burkot, Organizer, Magnificat Pittsburgh



You need to know that your “mission” is not limited to your writing, but is wonderfully apparent in your testimony. You have a gift for making a recent convert to the Church feel much more comfortable. Know that you are appreciated.

Tom S., Ohio


I would like to say how inspired I was to listen to your journey to the Catholic Church. Truly, you have been chosen and anointed to do a special job. As you say, each of us has a special calling and we must embrace it….Thank you again.

Joyce F., Canada