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.
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.
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.
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 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 If You Have Faith You Can Figure It Out | Nancy Nugent
Nancy Nugent, a receiver of gifts from the Holy Spirit, will share a story about speaking out. Hear the consolation that Nancy received that came from an unexpected source. Hear a miraculous story of divine providence at her age 3. Hear Nancy’s tips on leading a devout life.
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.
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!
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.
Jeff Liautaud, sense of community expert, will share his top 3 tips for use in a diverse values group with a common interest like a family, a community, or a work place. Hear tips on how to step aside and make the sense of community blossom naturally. Discover how to obtain extreme value from hearing what each member values the most. Drawing on 45 years experience, these life giving tips are simple, yet profound.
Comments Off on Mother Mary, Help Me. | Maria and Richard Portis.
Maria and Richard Portis, parents, will together share a story of travel to Rome for the sainthood of Pope John Paul II. What started out as a good plan unraveled before their eyes with three small children. Hear the good outcome of a cross accepted and a consolation received. Hear tips on raising children that we all can use.
Bill Ulivieri, former floor trader at the Chicago Board Options Exchange and owner of Cenacle Capital Management, will share what lead to a renewal in his heart about his Catholic faith. Hear how this renewal played out in his parish. Hear him tell how this affects the way he runs his investment advisory firm.
Comments Off on Cultivating Soil is Like Faith | Fr. Piotr Gnoinski
Fr. Piotr Gnoinski, Associate Pastor at St. Paul of the Cross parish, is a religious speaker who grew up on a farm in Poland. The faith to cultivate and nurture the crops, the hope to sow the seeds and trust that God will provide a harvest, and the love to persevere through hardship, this and more was learned while he was doing chores. It was through tilling the soil and the faith of his parents that he learned many of the traits that led him to the Priesthood.
Comments Off on Maudette Carr | Hope For the Good Death
Maudette Carr, Hospice Caregiver, will share a story of her faith at work, being called to something she feared. Hear how Maudette overcame her fear. See the care and respect given to two lives soon to end as Maudette embraced her calling with open loving arms of Jesus made real.
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