Welcome to The Catholic Immigrant!

My name is Joel John and I am REALLY excited about this website! This blog was created to explore life from the bias of a Catholic (me!) who has been an ‘immigrant’ in more than one sense of the term. While this beautiful world we live in is where we call home, it is only a temporary shadow of our true, glorious home – heaven! In that sense, we are ALL immigrants anticipating their return home.

With a feeling of impermanence in mind, I want to explore questions about faith, love and God. Here are a few of the topics I plan to write on:

  • My personal ‘immigration’: geographically, culturally and spiritually
  • Love, God and Heaven
  • Attachment to this world

Apart from just spilling my own thoughts into words I want to present interviews of people who converted to Catholicism from different walks of life. There are as many unique experiences as there are people and getting to know just a fraction of those people can surely bring illumination and joy into our own journeys.

Thanks for taking the time to read this blog and I look forward to bringing some exciting content to you!