One of The Family Seton’s newest writers is Lucinda Herrick. A relatively new Catholic, she completed RCIA and came into the Church in 2013. From the age of 13, Lucinda knew that someday she would become Catholic. Her husband, Roger, has also Come Home to the Church and according to her words, “they are so blessed to experience this journey together”. Raised Baptist, Lucinda was well versed in the Bible, but many Protestant doctrines raised more questions than answers. It all started when she was doing research for her Master’s thesis on Spanish Colonial Mission art. It was there, through her discoveries in a book by David Currie titled “Born Fundamentalist, Born Again Catholic” in which Currie addresses the main issues Protestants struggle with about Catholicism. She says it was a light bulb moment, to say the least. Bible verses she had heard and puzzled over her whole life were explained based on Catholic teaching and it all made sense. Thus began her journey to full communion with the Church.
Roger and Lucinda have been married 48 years and have two children and four grandchildren. They light up their world. The Herrick’s have lived in the valley for most of the last 30+ years, moving to Sun City in 2015. They love to travel, having made several trips to Europe. Since retiring, the two have spent the last two summers along the coasts of Lake Michigan and Lake Superior. On their journeys they have visited many amazing shrines and churches, experiencing great blessings. Lucinda will never forget the tiny church in Rome, where the sepulchrum of a side altar was open while a workman, shining a light inside, lay on his back next to the intact bones of a Saint while the priest stood close, overseeing the work!
Her leisure time is spent reading and tending her plants. You may see her at the 9:00 a.m. Mass where she sometimes serves as Sacristan and Eucharistic Minister. In her many volunteering activities Lucinda is also a member of St. Vincent de Paul and helps in the archives of the Diocese every Tuesday. “Before I was Catholic, I rarely found joy in attending church,” said Lucinda. “But now I look forward to it and even get homesick for our wonderful parish when we travel.”