Apr 15, 2012 / 01:07 pm
Few people can image going through the trials that Liz Tufte has endured in the past couple of years, but Tufte — who entered the Catholic Church on March 11 at Ave Maria Parish — not only endured but discovered the truths of the Catholic faith.
Tufte began the Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) program at Ave Maria last August — a little over a year after she and her two young daughters lost her husband Mike to suicide in April 2010.
“After witnessing one of the more horrific things in my life, I needed to figure out what was important,” Tufte told Bishop Michael Sheridan of Colorado Springs during an interview for his radio show, Bishop Sheridan Presents, which airs on KFEL 970 AM.
Tufte, a Michigan native, was baptized and raised in the Lutheran church, but when she and her parents moved to Colorado in 1994 as she was starting high school, the family didn’t have an easy time finding a spiritual home.
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