National Cathoiic Register, K.V. Turley: I am about to start what will be my third of four years at the Beda, a late-vocation seminary in Rome.” Tom Hiney was speaking to the Register Sept. 8 from his English home in Devon, just before returning to his studies in Italy.
“The first year was still in lockdown, and there were no tourists coming [to Rome], even from other parts of Italy,” Hiney said. “At times, it felt like I had the whole city to myself, wandering alone around basilicas with apostolic relics and the Blessed Sacrament. I was already in love with Catholicism, but that was my honeymoon.”
Less than two years earlier, Hiney had converted to the Catholic faith from Anglicanism. Story is here.