After a few weeks, she narrowed it down to two parishes, before deciding on St. Peter's in Washington, DC. She said she was intrigued by the Dominican friars who taught RCIA at the parish.
Amez-Droz also appreciated the approach the parish took to RCIA, which was to include past participants who had already been received into the Church.
"I knew every Tuesday night that there would be a group of people who were going to be there every time," said Amez-Droz. "That really made a big difference for me, because it showed me that people were still learning and they wanted to do that journey with us."
Still, even though she had put in that much effort to find the right RCIA fit, Amez-Droz still was not entirely sold on entering the Church until just a few months before Easter Vigil.
She told CNA that she was convinced after a period of intense study and reading.
"It became more clear to me that I could never go back to my Protestant faith, just having read too much history," she said. She also was particularly taken by Augustine's "Confessions," and she was intrigued by "The Benedict Option."
"I thought [The Benedict Option] was really interesting. I think it really warmed me up to tradition, considering what community life looks like," she said. Another huge influence on her conversion was Christopher West's "Theology of the Body For Beginners."
"That theology made so much sense," she said. "I was like, this is one of the most compelling things I've ever heard, and it's from a pope. So that's what made me think."
One of the biggest ideological hurdles for Amez-Droz was accepting the authority of the Church. Once she did, however, it was relatively smooth sailing from there.
"As a convert, it comes down to 'do I accept the authority of the Church?' If I do, then everything else is true," she said, and one must embrace the Church's teachings.
Amez-Droz chose St. Therese of Lisieux as her confirmation saint, after first learning about her at a retreat.
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She told CNA that she appreciated that St. Therese "emphasizes being great by being small," and that she admired her humility. She also found it interesting that St. Therese died at age 24, the same age Amez-Droz would be when she entered the Church.
Additionally, Amez-Droz spoke French as her first language, the same as St. Therese.
The Eucharist was another major factor for Amez-Droz, and was the reason she decided to stick with Catholicism even amid the "summer of scandal" that plagued the Church.
She also said that she appreciated that the Catholics she knew were open and willing to discuss the scandals, particularly those concerning former Archbishop of Washington, Theodore McCarrick.
"It helped me understand how Catholics were taking it," said Amez-Droz. "It's true that every time I would hear 'but where else would we go? The Eucharist is only in this Church,' and I thought that was true."
She explained that the scandals themselves did not impact her decision to join the Church, but did help her discern where to attend RCIA.