For thirty-one years Frank Catania pursued various life styles, attempting to find “meaning, purpose, direction and fulfillment” in his life. These life-styles included Yoga, Zen Buddism, and Dionetic Scientology, but he was still left with an emptiness in his life. Being a college student, a high school teacher, singer, a musician and a heroin addict, Frank found himself in prison for the first time in 1969. He was later released and began partying with a motorcycle gang, and was actively involved in organized crime. He ultimately found himself in Prison again, this time with a 75 year sentence. The parole board gave Frank a 2036 release date with good behavior, and he was left with little hope for any kind of future. God had another plan…! Frank was on staff with Youth For Christ and presently works along with Prison Fellowship, Intervarsity and FCA.
The Most High
When I-was in college, I heard that drinking Miller beer would give me the “High Life.” I believed it. Eventually, I held the school record for drinking a can of beer in 3.5 seconds. I got high, but it just wasn’t high enough. I dropped out of college and did the “hippy scene” for awhile. I took LSD, a high that promised to meet my needs by taking me into unexplored dimensions of the mind. I believed it. But I always came down from the high and was disappointed. I left that trip to become an entertainer, singing in night clubs like Frank Sinatra’s Bistro and Jilly’s South in Miami Beach. Among this crowd the “High Life” meant having fast cars, money, women and your name up in lights. I believed it. I lived in this fast lane for awhile, but I still felt lost, with no real meaning or hope in life. Next, I got involved with organized crime dealing drugs. They told me that fast money and power would improve my life. I believed it…..
The Most High Part Two
But all that happened was that I was arrested for smuggling drugs internationally, convicted of armed robbery and sentenced to 75 years in prison. I was empty again. Even though I had no hope of ever getting out, I heard a message in April 16, 1977, that changed my life. I was told that Jesus Christ paid a price on a cross nearly 2,000 years ago that could make a difference in my life. I had. heard about religion, but never in my life had I heard that I could actually know a living God through His Son, Jesus. As you’ve probably guessed by now, all they said I had to do was Believe. All of my life I had been told to believe that my life would be great if I could get certain things. But the highs that came from drinking, drugs,fame, money, women, and power all left me empty and broken. Now I was being asked to believe in a love so high that the world could never understand it–a love that wanted to forgive me of my past and give me the strength to live one day at a time.
The Most High Part Three
This love of God would enter my life if I would only believe that He sent His son, Jesus, to die for my sins; and thank God, I believed it! You know, one of the names which God calls Himself is “The Most High” Numbers 24:16; II Samuel 22:14). If you truly want The “High Life,” Christ in Jesus Christ today. Simply pray:
“Father God, I want the “High Life” tha
“When those 900 men woke up on the morning of April 18, the Frank they saw was a new man, one that I would have to get aquatinted with, because I was actually a stranger to myself..”
- For those who think there is no hope for someone like “them”…
- For those who cannot imagine life having any “meaning” again…
- For those who wonder if freedom will ever come…
I urge you to read this gripping story of how Jesus Christ Turned Frank Catania inside out. As God has blessed and prospered him and his lovely wife, Maureen, so will He bless you. This story is a must reading for those behind bars, for it offers light in the darkness, hope in the despair and truth in the confusion. We are proud to share this compelling story.
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You promised. I am a sinner who needs a Savior. I am trusting now in the price that Jesus paid on the Cross…
Frank Catania Today:
Frank has been free from prison and earthly addiction’s since 1980, living a wonderful life. It has been over 37 years since ‘ “I believed” and God has proven true to His Word’. God wants this “High Life” for you too! If you don’t know the Lord Jesus in a personal way, but would like to know Him, pray this prayer from your heart; you have His promise that He will come into your life and change your heart: