Archive for February, 2011

God’s Flowers, Julie Koenig


Date of Talk:  February 16th, 2011
Location:   St. Paul of the Cross - Park Ridge IL
Presenter(s):   Julie Koenig
Website:  www.zhibit.org/jakoenigwatercolors
Work Listing(s):   Cancer Survivor, Fine Artist, National Ovarian Cancer Coalition-Coordinator
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Julie Koenig, artist, went from Medical Illustrator and Graphic Designer to watercolor artist by way of ovarian cancer. Hear her faith story answering “why me?” Hear her trust in God overflowing from her art to those who are inspired by her art. Hear Christ’s passion found in her real life story, and hear Christ’s peace in the life of this 19 year cancer survivor.


A Mother’s Touch, Mary Armato


Date of Talk:  February 16th, 2011
Location:   St. Paul of the Cross - Park Ridge IL
Presenter(s):   Mary Armato
Website:  www.theportministries.org
Work Listing(s):   Executive Director, Franciscan Spirituality, Not for Profit
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Mary Armato, Executive Director of Port Ministries, will tell her real life story of consolation after being pressed into service for this not for profit Franciscan outreach. Hear how the words of a lay Franciscan gave her pause about society’s perception of motherhood, and hear how overseeing a multi-ministry organization is not unlike overseeing a large family household.


Entrepreneur Volunteer, Brad W


Date of Talk:  February 16th, 2011
Location:   St. Paul of the Cross - Park Ridge IL
Presenter(s):   Brad W
Work Listing(s):   Retired, Volunteer
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Brad, a volunteer, will share his real life story of providing a gift at Thanksgiving for the less fortunate. Hear how the words of a seed planted in his heart sprouted into action, became nourished by an offer of a matching gift, and ultimately blossomed into significant help for many. Hear tips on being a volunteer.