Br. James Brent, OP, is a Dominican of the Eastern Province and one of my former brothers in religion. He is currently a deacon and will be ordained a priest probably next year in 2010.
Br. James grew up Catholic, but left the faith while in college. He came back to the faith in a very strong way and eventually entered religious life on track to become a priest. He was recently interviewed about his story at a blog called Conversion Diary. I highly recommend reading his story, "From Agnosticism to the Priesthood." It is in two parts and begins here. God bless Br. James for opening his heart to God's grace!