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Seek, Find, Renew

Purification Heritage Center is a sacred place to seek, find, and renew faith through beauty, peace, and historical connection. It is our hope that this blog will provide a sacred space for our online community to SEEK a deeper relationship with God, FIND helpful spiritual tools and resources to grow in the spiritual life and thus RENEW their faith. Read, like and share what speaks to you!

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Nancy Ewing

Nancy Ewing is passionate about all aspects of sacred art, and firmly believes that beauty is a path to God, the author of all Beauty.  She has a wide knowledge of how religious topics and Scripture stories have been shown in art, and has given talks about sacred art to a variety of Church groups. 


For the past 13 years Nancy has specifically combined her interests in art, history, and her Catholic faith in her work as an icon painter and teacher.


Amanda Hailey

A Protestant convert to Catholicism, Amanda began her journey into the Church by way of a silent retreat.  Enthralled by the beauty of devotion she witnessed, she asked the question, “What am I protesting?”


That question inspired an extensive search for answers.  After reading over 60 books, pouring over countless articles, essays and blogs and interrogating an evangelistic priest with relentless questions, she entered into full communion with the Catholic Church on May 28, 2008.


Betsy Orr

Betsy Orr is a native of Atlanta, a mother of two young adults, and a convert to Catholicism. A life-long Christian raised in the Episcopal church, she experienced a deep conversion and was received into the Catholic Church in May of 2008.


Out of her love and appreciation for having become Catholic, Betsy serves as President of PHC and devotes her time to revitalizing the area where the Catholic faith took root in her beloved home state of Georgia.

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Helen Young

Helen is a native Atlantan and graduate of the University of Virginia. She has been married for 30 years to Deacon Brad Young who serves at St Catherine’s in Kennesaw, and they have three adult children.


Helen has served as the RCIA Director and Coordinator of Adult Faith Formation at the Cathedral of Christ the King. She also serves the St Catherine’s parish community where she leads an adult program - Faith and the Spiritual Life and coordinates the wedding preparation ministry there.  She is currently enrolled at Heart of Christ/Avila Institute where she is in formation for spiritual direction.  


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