Fr. Agostino Suvalov

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 

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