MONUMENT. The St. Thomas Aquinas Society has teamed up with All For the Glory of God and the Diocese of Colorado Springs to bring Roy Schoeman back to Colorado.
Paula Joy, coordinator of the annual diocesan Rosary Rally, was inspired to bring Schoeman in for the Third Annual Rosary Rally. In collaborating with Therese Lorentz of St. Thomas Aquinas Society, it was decided that working together for Schoeman’s return would give more opportunities for Coloradans to hear and meet him.
Schoeman was born in a suburb of New York City of conservative Jewish parents who had fled Nazi Germany. His education and formation in the Jewish religion was received from some of the most prominent rabbis in contemporary American Judaism, including Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg, Rabbi Arthur Green, and Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, a prominent Hasidic Rabbi with whom he lived in Israel for several months.
While working as a marketing professor at Harvard Business School, Schoeman received two supernatural experiences — one of Christ and one of the Blessed Virgin Mary. These resulted in an unanticipated and enthusiastic conversion to Catholicism.
Author of two best-selling books — “Salvation is from the Jews: The Role of Judaism in Salvation History” and “Honey from the Rock: Sixteen Jews Find the Sweetness of Christ” — Schoeman also hosts a weekly Catholic radio show on Radio Maria and has appeared many times on EWTN. Roy gives talks, missions and retreats throughout the United States and internationally.
Schoeman’s Colorado visit begins at St. Patrick Church with “A Day with Roy Schoeman” on Oct. 12. He will give his personal testimony and will speak on the role of Judaism in salvation and The Gift of the Church Seen Through the Eyes of Jewish Converts. The program begins at 10:15 a.m.
On Oct. 13, Schoeman will speak on “Mary, Spouse of the Holy Spirit” at the Third Annual Rosary Rally at Holy Apostles Church. The Rosary Rally is from 2-4 p.m. with reception following the rally.
Schoeman will also give his witness testimony on Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Castle Rock and on Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. at St. Thomas More Church in Centennial.
More information on Schoeman can be found on his website, salvationisfromthejews.com.
All events are free, donations gratefully accepted. For more information, see stthomasaquinassociety.org or call 719-448-0020.
(Therese Lorentz is the founder of the St. Thomas Aquinas Society.)