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Expect a response from me later tonight. I just submitted my conversion story yesterday on the Feast Day of St. Joseph for a writing contest held by California Catholic Daily News. It is about my personal encounter with Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta when I was a young radio reporter and the important role she played in my conversion. Send us your Twitter handle and links to your blog or other online publications.