Marian Family Conference
July 12 and 13
NURTURE A LOVE FOR JESUS THROUGH MARY
All relationships are a two-way street.
They require that we give something of ourselves to the other.
“In our relationship with Mary, she helps give new life to our souls, prays for us,
and provides us with what we need to grow in grace. In return,
she deserves our honor and love, just as our earthly mothers do.
She deserves our devotion.” - Mark Miravalle, May 26, 2017
Friday, July 12: 5:00pm to 9:15pm
4:45—5:45 pm, Registration Light snacks
5:45pm : Session
Saturday, July 13: 7:00am to 3:00pm
7:30-8:05, Coffee & Donuts
8:30 - Mass
Mass Times: Friday, 7:00pm; Saturday, 8:30am & 4:30pm
Father Casey—Mary and Her Eucharistic Son
Father Bill Casey is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and a 1979 graduate of Temple University. After graduating from college, he served as an officer in the U.S. Army. Upon leaving the Army, he entered the Congregation of the Fathers of Mercy. He studied Philosophy at Christendom College and Theology at Holy Apostles Seminary and was ordained to the priesthood in 1991. From 1997-2009, Fr. Casey served as the Superior General of the Congregation. Father attributes his call to the priesthood to the Mercy of God, his love for the study of Sacred Scripture, and his strong devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Father Casey is a nationally renowned speaker and a frequent guest on EWTN.
Father Carney—Do Whatever She Tells You
“The Walking Priest” Takes the Gospel to the Streets
“As a priest, it’s my job to be countercultural. I was ordained to bring order out of disorder.”
St. Joseph, Missouri is home to “the walking priest,” Fr. Lawrence Carney, who engages in his own form of street evangelism by walking the streets in a black cassock and clergy Saturno hat, rosary in one hand and large crucifix in the other. It is his method of being a visible presence of the Church in his local community, and many from all walks of life are drawn to speak with him. He’s been involved in street evangelism for four years, getting the idea after walking the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route through Spain in cassock.
His “day job” is working as the chaplain for the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles in Gower, Missouri, going daily to celebrate Mass according to the Extraordinary Form, hear confessions and offer spiritual direction. But once his duties are complete he can take to the streets, sharing the Gospel of Christ with all who approach him.
Mother Mariam—Education of Children—Why Mary’s Way, A Properly Formed Conscience
On Sept. 8, 2011, Rosalind Moss became Mother Miriam of the Lamb of God, O.S.B. She is the prioress of a new religious community, Daughters of Mary, Mother of Israel’s Hope, which is based in Tulsa, Okla.
Mother Miriam spoke with Register correspondent Trent Beattie about her conversion, religious calling, and desire to meet the greatest need of humanity.
So, how did a Jewish girl from Brooklyn end up in a convent in Tulsa?
In short, I grew up in a conservative Jewish home in Brooklyn, where we waited for the Messiah. Every year at Passover, we would announce that the Messiah had not yet come. If he had come, there would have been peace in the world, his kingdom would have been established, we would be living in Jerusalem, and life would have made sense.
None of these things had happened, I thought, so it would be insanity to think that the Messiah actually had come. I wasn’t aware of any Jew who thought as much. I was 32 years old the first time I heard that there were actually Jews who believed the Messiah had come.
I met a group of Messianic Jews who taught me that all the sacrificial lambs in the Old Testament, while not able to remove sin, were types of the one Lamb of God to come, who indeed was able to remove sin. After going through the Old Testament, I was shown only one verse from the New Testament — and that one verse shattered my world. It was John 1:29, in which John the Baptist announces Jesus Christ in these words: “Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world!” I knew then that Jesus was the Messiah I had been looking for.
Michael McGlinn—Confidence In God and Divine Mercy
Michael McGlinn - Filmmaker & Recording Artist, Founder of Sistine Films
DP, Editor, Writer, Producer, and Original Score work for commercial productions. Clients include Red Cross, University of Notre Dame, KCKS Archdiocese, KCSJ Diocese, Signature Inn, Hampton Inn, Medicine & Education Fields.Founder of Face of Mercy, Multi Instrumentalist (voice, guitar, bass, piano)/Producer, Arranger, and Composer, Speaker for Catholic Athletes For Christ, Notre Dame Offensive Lineman under Coach Lou Holtz/ Played in all four major bowl games in consecutive years; Orange, Sugar, Cotton, andFiesta.
Recorded with legendary musicians from Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine, The Allman Brothers Band, and Genesis.
Don Hartley—Four Last Things
Donald Hartley has been a Soldier in the Unites States Army for nearly 27 years and a strong Catholic Apologist for almost 40 years. Because of his many experiences serving Our Lord and our Country, he has a unique approach reaching many people for the Catholic Church. Through his web-page, Deeper truth Catholics, and internet radio, Deepertruth continues to be a strong arm of the Church helping bring many back to the faith. Donald was also allowed to carry the Blessed Sacrament into battle with him to give to those in need, and this was allowed by the Arch Bishop of the Military.
Spencer Allen—You Can Handle The Truth!
Spencer is author of Mackerel Snappers: How to Explain Even the Toughest Teachings about God and His Catholic Church.
He has appeared twice as the guest apologist on Catholic Answers Live, one of the largest syndicated Catholic call-in shows.
His other appearances include The Son Rise Morning Show and Kresta in the Afternoon.
Spencer is the former host of the Our Catholic Life television program and former columnist for the Catholic Missourian.