A Personal Road to Damascus Story

Be spellbound by Michael Francese.

Not long ago, Michael Franzese was “one of the biggest money earners the mob had seen since Al Capone, and the youngest individual on Fortune magazine’s survey of the “The Fifty Biggest Mafia Bosses,” (Vanity Fair magazine), ranking #18, just five spots behind John Gotti. He tells his story from the early days in the mob and rise to power through his Damascus Road experience that changed his life forever and led him to do the unthinkable, the un-expected, and by some, the unbelievable – quit the Mob and follow Jesus. The story of Michael’s conversion is a testament of God’s willingness to reach into the heart of any man regardless of their past or the present condition of their lives.

Law enforcement officials and mobsters say that the only way to leave the mob is in a coffin. However, God’s Word has a different insight – It is said in Proverbs 16:7 that, “when a man’s ways are pleasing to the Lord, even his enemies are at peace with him.” Michael is living testament to the latter. His conversion experience to a Christian faith completed the transition for Michael from a kingdom of darkness into a kingdom of light. One covenant bound him to the mob, the other, the covenant in Christ, set him free. His wife’s role in the transformation of Michael cannot be over-stated, leading media to call her “the woman who changed the face of organized crime.” That God used the power of love to penetrate the heart of a mafia captain, and be instrumental in Michael leaving the mafia and coming to Christ is nothing short of inspiring.

Please plan to join the St. Francis Borgia Inner City Ministry for one of these two-hour events to hear Michael’s truly fascinating story:

Sunday, Apr. 28

Time: 1:30 p.m. AND 6:30 p.m.
Place: Cedarburg Performing Arts Center, W68 N611 Evergreen Blvd., Cedarburg
Tickets: Purchase online, or by phone (262-376-6161), or stop at the box office during business hours.
Cost: $50.

Purchase tickets for the 1:30pm Event Purchase tickets for the 6:30pm Event


Monday, Apr. 29 – of unique interest to business and community leaders

Time: 9 a.m. AND 6:30 p.m.
Alioto’s, 3041 N. Mayfair Rd. in Milwaukee
Tickets: Purchase tickets online. From the same link, you can make an extra donation to the MacCanon Brown Homeless Sanctuary.
Cost: $50 (same as Apr. 28 events)


Purchase tickets for the 9am Event Purchase tickets for the 6:30pm Event

All proceeds will benefit the MacCanon Brown Homeless Sanctuary, an organization that supports physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the poorest of the poor – regardless of faith, color or creed – while providing educational assistance and support to encourage successful independence.

More Information

There will be book signing, and “meet & greet” following all events. The 6:30 p.m. events are hosted by Wayne Larrivee, the radio voice of Green Bay football. For more details, see the flyer.