Video: From Atheism to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

My second video!

And a little bit about it . . .

In the Summer of 1998, my life turned upside-down. For in the Swiss mountains, I experienced something that would change me forever. In a tiny mountainside chapel, I had an encounter with the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

This experience led me on a journey from the New Age to the Catholic Church.

This video is a tale of that journey, taking the viewer through an autobiographical trek, showing how I was raised Atheist, later turning to the New Age, until I discovered the Sacred Heart of Jesus—Who was to bring me home, to Rome.

My husband, Roger Buck and I entered the Catholic Church on the ancient monastic site of the Abbey founded by the Irish Saint, Fintan. There, on Easter night 2000, in the Klosterkirche on the Island of Rheinau, we entered the Church of Rome together.

My new Catholic life soon became centred on the spirituality of the Sacred Heart. For my life took me to the very centre of the Sacred Heart , the small French town in Burgundy, Paray-le-Monial, France. For it was in Paray-le-Monial that the Sacred Heart of Jesus appeared to Saint Margeret Mary Alacoque in the Seventeenth Century. Praying in that chapel, of the Apparitions, home to the Visitation Sisters of Party, I felt I had indeed come home.

And it was from that Visitation Chapel in Paray, that Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus was brought to the entire Catholic world . . .

About Roger’s New Book

“Roger Buck’s character, the ‘Gentle Traditionalist,’ returns with a vengeance in this stand-alone sequel. Set against the backdrop of modern Ireland’s headlong flight from sanity, this book skewers the modern malaise with the kind of sanity we have come to expect from this author.”–CHARLES A. COULOMBE , author of Puritan’s Empire: A Catholic Perspective on American History

”Buck’s latest foray is a grand success … The story features the same singular combination of whimsy and surprise, keen social commentary, and deft argumentation as the first [book]. The Gentle Traditionalist Returns appeals to what is best and deepest in us, so that we will reengage with that which ultimately matters while there is yet time.” — PETER KWASNIEWSKI, author of Reclaiming Our Roman Catholic Birthright.

”A brilliant diagnosis of the spiritual malaise of modern society, written with gentleness, generosity, humour, pathos … and, above all else, love”— MAOLSHEACHLANN Ó CEALLAIGH , author of Inspiration From the Saints

“Those who were charmed by Roger Buck’s previous books–well, prepare to be charmed again, but also warned and given plenty of food for thought. This book strikes a more somber note, but one tuned to the timbre of our times. Read it and tune in.”– THOMAS STORCK , author of From Christendom to Americanism

The Gentle Traditionalist Returns is a welcome visit from an old friend. Roger Buck’s delightful narrative–as the title assures us–gently leads the reader into a new perspective on the Catholic Mystery. An absolutely refreshing read!”–MICHAEL MARTIN, author of Transfiguration: Notes Toward a Radical Catholic Reimagination of Everything

“Once again, Roger Buck has shown himself to be a prophet in the tradition of Ezekiel; he is the watchman on the wall. Buck’s experience as a convert from New Age activism has uniquely fitted him for this vocation.”–GERARD O’SHEA , author of Educating in Christ

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  1. Julia Augusta Avatar
    Julia Augusta

    I watched your video and was really touched by your conversion. I have read both of Roger’s excellent books and I agree with his observations concerning the New Age movement. I am a lapsed Catholic who came back to the Church in 2017, after 40 years away. A miracle brought me back to the Church, which you can about on my blog:

    For 16 years before my return to the Church, I did Buddhist meditation, joined a sangha for 2 years, left it, then dabbled in various New Age practices. I read many of the books that Roger referred to in his book, Cor Jesu Sacratissimum. But I never found true peace or joy until I came back to the Church.

    I will pray for you and Roger. Please keep making videos. They help us keep strong and joyful in our faith.