The Barnabite contribution to the Ecumenical Movement
Fr. Grigorii Petrovich Agostino Suvalov (1804-1859) was a Russian aristocrat who converted to Catholicism (1843) and to the priesthood (1857) after a dramatic route told in Augustinian style in his book “My Conversion and my Vocation." He was a patriot and polyglot of European education, cultivated poetry and great friendships, offered his life for his motherland and started a true crusade for the return of Orthodox Russia to the Catholic Church.
"My conversion and vocation,"
By Fr. Grigorii Petrovich Shuvalov, Barnabite
translated from the French
and published in 1877