Stockholm, Sweden, Sep 15, 2016 / 21:04 pm
Arne and Barbara Sahlstrom are a Swedish married couple, both brought up as Lutherans, though they were not practicing.
They began to be interested in the Catholic faith with the visit of Pope John Paul II to Sweden in 1989, and got fully into it through programs on EWTN while they were living in Dubai and they finally entered the Catholic Church. This is their story.
As told by José Miguel Cejas, author of the book Cálido Viento del norte (Warm Wind from the North), Barbara studied voice in various Swedish cities and in Uppsala she met Arne Sahlstrom whom she would later marry. Arne was studying French and English literature before starting a medical career and he was also from a Lutheran family, although he was not practicing.
Arne specialized in advanced surgical techniques and Barbara became a professor of voice and was part of the choir of the symphonic orchestra. In June 1989, John Paul II visited Sweden. At that time they were surprised by his personage.