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Co-founder of 40 Days for Life received into Catholic Church

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A co-founder of 40 Days for Life was received into the Church this Easter after attending Mass for 28 years.

David Bereit, a former Presbyterian, had attended Mass every Sunday since meeting his future wife in January 1990.

“After years of prayer, discernment, and a whole lot of wrestling with God, I was received into full communion with the Catholic Church at last night’s Easter Vigil,” he wrote in a testimony shared on social media.

“Following a profound experience during an hour of Adoration last September, I attended RCIA classes over the last few months,” he added. “Lent took on far more meaning than usual for me, as I prayed and fasted more intensely than ever with a focused desire to continue growing closer to Christ. Now I am filled with joy, and am at complete peace, about this next step in my life-long journey of faith.”

In 2007, he helped found the 40 Days for Life campaign, which involves holding peaceful prayer vigils outside abortion clinics, as well as fasting and private prayer.

David was received at St Mary of the Immaculate Conception church in Fredericksburg, Virginia.