Great Topics, Outstanding Speakers. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to grow in your faith!
January 20th, 2018 - Patrick Madrid
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Noted Catholic author, speaker, apologist and radio show host, he earned a bachelor of science degree in business from the University of Phoenix, as well as a B.Phil. in philosophy and an M.A. in dogmatic theology from the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio.
Authored all the original website content for CatholicsComeHome.org, where he also serves as a theological advisor. A founding board member of the Catholic Marketing Network. He has been for many years a regular presenter at Franciscan University of Steubenville’s annual “Defending the Faith” Conference and has been the featured speaker at numerous Legatus events across the country. He is also a veteran of a dozen formal, public debates with Protestant ministers, Mormon leaders, and other non-Catholic spokesmen.
February 19-22, 2018 - Fr. Sebastian Walshe, O. Praem.
Fr. Sebastian Walshe, O. Praem.
A Norbertine Canon of the Abbey of St. Michael in the Diocese of Orange, California, where he is a professor of philosophy for the seminary program. A convert to the faith, working intially at an intellectual property law firm in Newport Beach, he later decided to pursue studies at Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, California. He continued studies at The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C., receiving a license in Philosophy. Then attended the Pontifical University of St. Thomas at Rome (the Angelicum) where he received a Masters in Sacred Theology and a Doctorate in Philosophy. From 2003-2005, he became a visiting professor in the Philosophy Department at the Angelicum. When not teaching Philosophy, he often gives retreats to priests and religious communities.
March 4-6, 2018 - Sisters of Divine Mercy - Present “Jesus I Trust in You ”
Since their founding by Catherine McAuley, action and contemplation have been the heart of Mercy life. As Sisters of Mercy, rooted in the spirituality of Catherine McAuley, they embrace lives of both prayer and service. In times of prayer, they recognize God’s mercy in their daily lives and respond by offering themselves to be a merciful presence and resource for others. They do this through their ministry in parishes, hospitals, schools and universities and in their retreat centers.
The Sisters of Mercy sponsor retreat and spiritual centers across the United States and in some Central American countries. These retreats of quiet and prayer offer space and the opportunity to withdraw from the busyness of life to reflect on and deepen one’s personal relationship with God.
April 18-22, 2018 - Francis Cardinal Arinze
Francis Cardinal Arinze
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Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, was born November 1, 1932 in Eziowelle, of the Archdiocese of Onitsha, Nigeria. Ordained priest during a ceremony which took place at the Church of the Pontifical Urban University in Rome on November 23,1958. On August 29,1965 he was ordained coadjutor Archbishop of Onitsha Archdiocese and became the substantive Archbishop two years later. In 1984 Pope St. John Paul II asked him to head, as pro-president, the Secretariat for Non-Christians (now the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue). He was created Cardinal on May 25,1985.
Since the year 2005, he holds the title of Cardinal-Bishop of Velletri-Segni. He has just completed two books, one of which is about Blessed Cyprian Michael Iwene Tansi.
December 15 & 16, 2017 - Grace That Reigns - Parish Mission
Touch and taste the wonder that has been in your lives through Bishop Ronald M. Gilmore the Grace that Reigns in your heart. Feel alive to the uniqueness of yourself and for each individual, and the obstacles which can often keep one from having a blessed prayer life. Receive healing prayer to strengthen your faith . Come to this Advent Retreat with speakers Bishop Gilmore and Jacqueline Loh. You will find yourself reaching forward in joy for the love of Jesus at Christmas.
Jacqueline Loh, Founder of Grace that Reigns
From Vancouver, Canada, Jacqueline spreads the Advent Message by offering opportunities for God's healing Grace to transform lives.
Bishop Ronald M. Gilmore, Emeritus
(Emeritus from Diocese of Dodge City, KS) A gifted storyteller and homilist from the diocese of Dodge City, Kansas, Bishop Gilmore takes you into the heart of prayer and into the mystery of Wonder at Advent.