Comments Off on Pillars of Faith | Virginia Halas McCaskey
Virginia Halas McCaskey, a Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother, will share her faith journey. Learning from her paternal grandmother she discovered God’s “Protective Space.” Hear of other pillars in her life who by example, also created sacred space for her. Hear of her greatest joy today of her 11 children who now take care of her.
Loretta Mulcrone, mom, will share her faith story of raising her family. Faced with special needs of 2 of her 4 children, hear how she did it. Hear tips, oiled by uncommon hardship, that any parent can use. Witness the peace she feels today and the source of her joy.
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Fr. Pat Marshall, Newman Center director at University of Illinois Chicago Campus for 27 years, will share a story of crisis and conversion. Hear what makes Fr. Pat tick in his day job. Learn how the Newman centers at public universities fit in for college bound students. Get practical insights.
Comments Off on Video 9 Deacon Lou Riccio | Imitation of Christ
Louis A. Riccio, Charismatic Renewal Deacon, a receiver of gifts from the Holy Spirit, will share his conversion story from married dad to National Charismatic Renewal Representative from the Archdiocese of Chicago. Understand the highlights of his 42 year journey of charismatic renewal as part of the Catholic Church. Hear his faith journey centered on his most powerful conversion experience.
Comments Off on Frontline – Answering the Call | Dawn Behnke
Dawn Behnke, President of Illinois Federation for Right to Life, will share how she became an Illinois State lobbyist. Dawn lives in Springfield. Hear a real life story from her of lobbying in faith. Dawn will also share 3 practical pro life tips for laity to make a difference to legislators.
Robert F. Gilligan, Executive Director of Catholic Conference of Illinois, largely does lobbying in Springfield on behalf of the Catholic Church. Hear Robert share a Medjugorje story that helped him in his work and life. Hear his perspective of society today and the Church’s truth. Hear tips we all can use.
Comments Off on One Brief Christmas Moment | Deacon Tom Lambert
Deacon Tom Lambert, of Mental Illness Ministries, will share a Christmas story of working with a homeless woman who sought help. Hear the unusual outcome and surprise ending. This lifelong expert on mental illness, not by choice but by circumstance, will share tips on the most healing things we can do when faced with a loved one with mental illness. A deacon of the Catholic Church, Tom is best qualified to tell us how our work meets our faith when dealing with mental illness.
Comments Off on Declaration of Work to God | Susan Davis
Susan Davis, a Senior Vice President in commercial lending at a major national financial institution, will share a story of declaration.Hear Susan’s struggle, while doing work she preferred, yet seemingly being left behind.Hear this strong woman double down at her former employer before moving to her new employer.She credits Declaration in her Work Meets Faith small group, humbly offering her gift in banking back to God. Hear how quickly God opened doors, and how her prayers were answered.
Comments Off on The Marian Movement of Priests | Lee Ann Marie
Lee Ann Marie, over 20 years a member of the Marian Movement of Priests, will share her deep rooted experience. Grasp Lee Ann’s enthusiasm for this amazing ministry, millions strong and growing every day. Hear about Fr. Gobbi and his book To The Priests Our Lady’s Beloved Sons.
Comments Off on And Grace Happens | Brother Jim Fogarty
Brother Jim Fogarty, of Brothers and Sisters of Love, will share his story of 30 years walking the streets of Chicago to knock on the gates of heaven. When the gates open, he goes to areas of violence ministering to victims of violence in the poorest areas of Chicago. Passionate follower of Christ, who also had a walking ministry, Bother Jim will share his story about his Catholic Ministry working with street gangs, sometimes even trading gang bullets for his brand of gang peace by example of love.
Comments Off on Aid to Sovereigns, All or Nothing | Obianuju Ekeochia
Obianuju (Uju for short) Ekeocha, a scientist based in London, will share a story of responding in an open letter toward aid that she perceived as undermining family life in her native Nigeria, Africa, a soveriegn country. Catapulted into public view by this open letter that went viral; hear Uju describe the faith practices she followed to stay on track supporting her African family culture that she so loved. Hear her plea to stop all deceptive practices of Developed Nation’s Aid Packages, offered only all or none, including undermining African Family Life, and her more humane plea for a line item veto.
Rich Wenzl, Founder of Wenzl Co. displays, will share an experience of being asked to be a volunteer to raise funds. Hear his amazing story of being pressed into service, encouraged by a close friend, and his secrets to success with volunteers. Learn what makes Rich tick: placing God first in his life, his early formation, and the importance of the sacraments. Journey with Rich, Chicagoland’s Johnny Appleseed of Divine Mercy!
Wayne B. Smith, Founder of Not-by-Sight Media, legally blind since birth, will share what inspires him every day.Listen to his journey from atheism to faith in God, found at a low point in his life. Catch Wayne’s continued learning of the heart that one day he would become Catholic.Comprehend Wayne’s living testimony that God’s mercy is always there for you.
Comments Off on The Weapon of Medjugorje | Guy Murphy
Guy Murphy, Chemical Engineer, Inventor and founder of Totally Yours Pilgrimages, will share his conversion experience. From skeptic to believer, understand what this man went through to become an advocate for devout pilgrims and a Marian Conference lead organizer. Single with a vocation, hear this man’s love of Our Lady, Mary, Mother of Jesus.
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