Patty was born and raised in a staunchly Baptist family. Her father was the pastor. When she was six years old she asked Jesus to be her Lord and Savior. She continued to follow the Lord throughout her life coming into an even deeper relationship with God in the mid-90’s, when he called her to forgive those who had hurt her. Her Baptist congregation was a very narrow Calvinist group, believing that they were the chosen remnant. She was taught that the Catholic Church was the Whore of Babylon and the Pope would be the Antichrist. Her journey to the Catholic Church began through Patty’s and her daughter’s rediscovery of their Irish and Scottish heritage. Reading the “Confessions of St. Patrick” opened her eyes to the fact that Catholics could be Christians who love the Lord Jesus Christ. She discovered, upon reading what the Church actually taught, that she had been brought up with a false and distorted view of the Catholic Church. Patty is the sister of a well-known anti-Catholic apologist.