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2022 Healing Retreat

The Pray More Healing Retreat

Inspiring talks about the healing Jesus offers you, how to pursue healing and how to move forward from your pain into a place of peace.

Healing Retreat Speakers

Kitty Cleveland

Dr. Mario Sacasa

Megan Hjelmstad

Fr. Jude-Mary Owoh, OP

Katie Weiss

Kevin Heider

Pete Burak

The Retreat Begins on August 17th!

Here’s a preview!

The Retreat is self-paced.

This means that you can participate wherever you are and whenever you have the time.

It’s like a do-it-yourself retreat, but you’re not doing alone — we’re doing it with you! We hope you’ll join us.

TOPICS

Allowing the Lord to Transform & Heal Our Fears

Healing in Suffering

by Megan Hjelmstad

Finding Healing from Fear

by Megan Hjelmstad

Finding God in hard times

Recovering from Painful Disappointments

by Kitty Cleveland

Forgiving when you can't forget

Healing and Memory in Light of Divine Providence

by Dr. Mario Sacasa

Overcoming Dryness in Prayer

How to Have a Better Prayer Life & Greater Intimacy with the Lord

by Fr. Jude-Mary Owoh, OP

Overcoming Scrupulosity

Resting in the Promises of Jesus

by Fr. Jude-Mary Owoh, OP

Healing from betrayal

Healing from Shame

By Fr. Jude-Mary Owoh, OP

healing from habitual sin

Healing & Learning to Live with Grief

by Pete Burak

handling our doubts

Growing in Trust in the Lord

by Kitty Cleveland

healing mother and father wounds

Growing in Our Relationship with the Holy Spirit

by Pete Burak

The Better Part with Martha & Mary

Praying and Healing Through Past Memories

Praying with Art

by Katie Weiss

Redemptive Suffering with Christ

Suffering & Redemptive Suffering with Christ 

by Pete Burak

Growing in Relationship with the Holy Spirit

Trusting and Surrendering to God’s Will

by Kitty Cleveland

How to Discern God's Will

Healing in Our Relationship with Others

by Megan Hjelmstad

Praying Through Lectio Divina

Embracing the Power of Hope

by Dr. Mario Sacasa

Discovering Your Self Worth

Healing as a Result of Prayer

Praying with Art

by Katie Weiss

The Gift of St. Theres & Her Weaknesses

Healing Our Sense of Identity

by Megan Hjelmstad

Seeking Rest in Him

Healing & Moving Forward

by Dr. Mario Sacasa

The Gift of St. Theres & Her Weaknesses

How to Imitate the Lord in Our Lives

by Pete Burak

Seeking Rest in Him

Putting God at the Center of Your Life

by Kitty Cleveland

The Gift of St. Theres & Her Weaknesses

Growing in Trust in the Lord through Prayer

by Fr. Jude-Mary Owoh, OP

Seeking Rest in Him

Finding Healing from Fear

Praying with Art

by Katie Weiss

The Gift of St. Theres & Her Weaknesses

Hope: The Misunderstood Virtue

by Dr. Mario Sacasa

Seeking Rest in Him

Discovering Our Self-Worth in Christ

Praying with Art

by Katie Weiss

Every talk comes with a Transcript, Study Guide,
and Downloadable Audio and
 Video (with Closed Captioning too)


You can watch, listen or read through the talks however you’d like best!

You can do this your own or with a group! 

“There were many personal moments in which the speakers touched my heart and brought me closer to God’s love.”

Katherine

“All the speakers were wonderful and it felt like they were speaking directly to me. I did not want it to end!”

Marguerite

“Wonderful talks! Great concept! Easy access!!!”

Julie

 

— Why join the Pray More Healing Retreat? — 

 

Hear inspiring testimonies about God’s presence throughout even the darkest of times.

Receive guidance and practical advice about how to move on from your pain.

Learn more about who God is as our Father and about how you can grow closer to Him through your cross.

Deepen your faith and pray more from the comfort of your own home or while you’re on the go!

Renew your hope, and grow in true joy and happiness.

Learn how to move forward from your pain into a place of peace, and from your fear into a place of faith.

The Retreat Begins August 17th!

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Welcome to the Pray More Healing Retreat!

We invite you to join us for the next few weeks to reflect on God’s faithful love and presence in your life, and learn how to move from a place of pain and fear to a place of peace and faith.

St. John Paul II said that suffering is almost inseparable from man’s earthly existence. At times, suffering can lead you closer to Christ. And at other times, it can seem to lead you further away from Him. We created this retreat to help steer you closer back to Him, who is the divine healer.

As a part of this retreat, you will receive access to 24 different talks on healing. Some of them are about healing from specific problems – things like fear, painful disappointments, loss, and shame. Some are about healing the wounds of our heart, and learning our worth and dignity in our relationship with Christ. Others are about God’s faithfulness in the darkest of times. Lastly, our speakers also talk about what to do when you don’t receive the healing you’ve been praying for and working towards.

You can participate in this retreat at your own pace. Some of the talks are 10 minutes long, and others are closer to 20. You will be able to watch them whenever you have the time, or to download them and listen to them even while you’re on-the-go.

We hope the Pray More Healing Retreat will bring you closer to God’s healing love — wherever you are, and whenever you have the time.

Once you register, all the presentations will be sent to your email on August 17th for you to enjoy :)

 

God bless you!
John-Paul & Annie
PrayMoreNovenas.com

Why Join the Pray More Healing Retreat?

Hear inspiring testimonies about God’s presence throughout even the darkest of times.

Renew your hope, and grow in true joy and happiness.

Receive guidance and practical advice about how to move on from your pain.

Learn more about who God is as our Father and about how you can grow closer to Him through your cross.

Deepen your faith and pray more from the comfort of your own home or while you’re on the go!

SPEAKERS

Kitty Cleveland is a singer/songwriter and inspirational speaker from New Orleans, began her professional career as a lawyer and then as a college professor.  But in an adoration chapel one day in 1998, as she searched for God during a devastating family crisis, she clearly heard the Lord Jesus call her to become a “music missionary.”

Kitty heeded the call and has since released 12 CDs of music and prayer, including two CDs with Lighthouse Catholic Media. Her latest CD, Hail, Holy Queen, was the first of her CD’s to climb the secular Billboard chart. She has appeared numerous times on television, on the radio, in concert, and as a keynote speaker both at home and abroad.

Kitty lives in the New Orleans area with her musician husband and teen daughter, whom they adopted from China in 2005.

In addition to praying with people for healing and encouragement, she enjoys cooking, gardening, oil painting, and is currently working on her first book about her father’s unjust imprisonment and dramatic release by the U.S. Supreme Court. You can learn more here.

Dr. Mario Sacasa is the associate director of the Faith and Marriage Apostolate of the Willwoods Community. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist and operates a private counseling practice in New Orleans, LA. He earned a Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision from the University of Holy Cross. He also holds a combined M.S./ Ed.S. in marriage and family counseling from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is married and has four sons. 

Dr. Sacasa travels the country offering lectures to dioceses, parishes, seminaries, and college campuses on the themes of marriage, relationships, sexuality, hope, and positive psychology. The focus of his career is finding the points of integration between the Catholic-Christian faith and sound counseling practices. This integrated perspective informs all his professional endeavors. He has been on faculty at Notre Dame Seminary, Divine Mercy University, and the Institute for Priestly Formation. He has lectured for the Theology of the Body Institute. His work has been featured on the website Simply CatholicAsk Fr. Josh Podcast, and The Gloria Purvis Podcast. He is active on his social media platforms and regularly contributes to the blog on the Faith and Marriage website. 

Dr. Sacasa creates and hosts the Always Hope Podcast which is a long-form interview show aimed at helping the listener grow in their emotional and spiritual health. The show has a worldwide audience, and he has interviewed notable guests such as Fr. Josh Johnson, Fr. Timothy Gallagher, Sr. Josephine Garrett, Bishop Bill Wack, Dr. Brant Pitre, Dr. Gregory Bottaro, Mr. Art Bennett, and many others. You can learn more here.

Megan Hjelmstad is a Catholic writer and speaker based in Denver, CO, and a team member of a global Catholic women’s ministry called Blessed is She. Megan delights in her vocation as a wife and hockey mom 24/7 and she serves an Army Reservist in her “spare” time. Megan adores books, sleep, sunshine, and Colorado’s great outdoors—and she especially loves working individually with women to help them discover their God-given dignity through The Well Mentorship Program.

Pete Burak is the Vice-President of Renewal Ministries and the director of their young adult outreach called id. He is a 2010 graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, and has a Master’s Degree in Theology from Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, Michigan. Pete is a frequent speaker on discipleship and evangelization, and he is the co-director of Pine Hills Boys Camp. He is the co-founder of the Millennial Church Conference, a monthly columnist for Faith Magazine, the host of the Spirit-filled Leadership Podcast, the host of the television show G2G: Glory to God, and a member of the USCCB Young Adult Advisory Committee. Pete and his wife Cait have 5 children.

Katie Weiss is a New Jersey native now living in Alexandria, VA.  She is the founder of Behold Visio Divina, a ministry that helps participants understand their dignity through pondering human dignity through art. Through books, group formation, online community, and workshops,  Behold gives women the opportunity to grow in their relationship with God and one another. Currently, Behold has five published books and has groups both within the United States and internationally.

Katie received her undergraduate degree in Theology from Catholic Distance University. Her talks and workshops have been featured in multiple venues, such as the Frassati Fellowship of New York City, the Edith Stein Project, and the GIVEN InstituteKatie speaks often on the topics of: Prayer, Theology of the Body, Beauty, and Healing through Art.

Kevin Heider

Rev. Fr. JudeMary Owoh, O.P celebrated his 8th priestly anniversary on the 19th of July. He is a member of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans), of the province of St Joseph the Worker (Nigeria and Ghana). He is an associate parish priest and the Director of Dominican Media. He a very active content creator for social media and television. His work for Dominican Media are curated on YouTube (“Dominican Media Presents”).

“There were many personal moments in which the speakers touched my heart and brought me closer to God’s love.”

Katherine

“All the speakers were wonderful and it felt like they were speaking directly to me. I did not want it to end!”

Marguerite

“Wonderful talks! Great concept! Easy access!!!”

Julie

Contact Us:

If you have any questions about the Pray More Retreat, you can e-mail us at:

John-Paul & Annie, PrayMoreNovenas.com
E-mail: [email protected]
Please put “Pray More Retreat” as your e-mail subject.

2022 Lent Retreat

The Pray More Lenten Retreat

Inspiring talks to help you focus your eyes on the Lord and transform your prayer life this Lent.

Lent Retreat Speakers

Karen May

Scott Powell

Emily Jaminet

Mary Lenaburg

Fr. Taylor Reynolds

The Retreat begins on March 2nd!

Here’s a preview!

Online lenten retreat

The Retreat is self-paced.

This means that you can participate wherever you are and whenever you have the time.

It’s like a do-it-yourself retreat, but you’re not doing alone — we’re doing it with you! We hope you’ll join us.

TOPICS

Hearing the Lord’s Voice in Your Life

by Emily Jaminet

Experiencing & Responding to Dryness in Prayer

by Scott Powell

Lenten Practices: Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving

by Karen May

How Suffering Can be Sanctified

by Fr. Taylor Reynolds

How Jesus’ Love Can Transform Your Life

by Emily Jaminet

How God Remains in All Things

by Mary Lenaburg

How Jesus Ministers to Our Broken Hearts

By Mary Lenaburg

Saints Who Suffered & What We Can Learn From Them

by Fr. Taylor Reynolds

Advent to Easter: The Whole Story of Jesus

by Karen May

Living Out the Virtues: A Look at Joseph

by Scott Powell

Six Ways to Keep Your Advent Season Holy, Part II 2016

Revisiting the Story of The Prodigal Son

by Fr. Taylor Reynolds

The Power of a Mother’s Prayers: St. Monica & St. Augustine

by Mary Lenaburg

The Message of Divine Mercy

by Emily Jaminet

Walking Through Holy Week

by Karen May

How to Forgive & Move Forward

by Fr. Taylor Reynolds

Praying with the Psalms

by Scott Powell

Lean on the Cross: Avoiding the Trouble That Comes From Self-Reliance

by Mary Lenaburg

The Importance of Mercy & Love in Action: Christian Witness in the World

by Emily Jaminet

When It’s Hard to Be Humble: A Look at Mother Teresa

by Karen May

Looking Closer: The Annunciation

by Scott Powell

Every talk comes with a Transcript, Study Guide,
and Downloadable Audio and
 Video (with Closed Captioning too)


You can watch, listen or read through the talks however you’d like best!

You can do this your own or with a group! 

“There were many personal moments in which the speakers touched my heart and brought me closer to God’s love.”

Katherine

“All the speakers were wonderful and it felt like they were speaking directly to me. I did not want it to end!”

Marguerite

“Wonderful talks! Great concept! Easy access!!!”

Julie

 

— Why join the Pray More Lenten Retreat? — 

 

Learn how to have a holy, prayerful and transforming Lent.

Slow down and reflect on your walk with Jesus and how you can strengthen your relationship with Him and get to know Him and His word better.

Become more intentional with your prayer life.

Return to the Lord with your whole heart and learn how you can let the Holy Spirit guide you in your everyday life.

Reflect on God’s mercy and immeasurable love for us as He sent His son to die for our sins.

Deepen your faith and pray more this Lenten season from the comfort of your own home!

The Retreat begins on March 2nd!

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Welcome to the Pray More Lenten Retreat!

We invite you to join us this Lent to prepare to commemorate the Lord’s Passion, Death and the celebration of His Resurrection at Easter.

As a part of this retreat, you will receive access to 20 different talks on prayer, on who God is — and what that means for you, the season of Lent, and lessons from the saints.

That’s about four talks for each week of Lent. Each of those talks will also come with a printable study guide that has reflective questions and prayers to accompany the presentation, along with transcripts of all the presentations.

You can participate at your own pace. Some of the talks are 15 minutes long, and some of them are closer to 20. You will be able to watch them whenever you have the time, or to download them and listen to them even while you’re on-the-go.

We hope the Pray More Lenten Retreat will help you to intentionally work on your prayer life this Lent — wherever you are, and whenever you have the time.

All the presentations will be available beginning on March 2nd, the first day of Lent. If you register now, we will send you an e-mail as soon as it is live and available for you to enjoy :)

God bless you!

John-Paul & Annie

PrayMoreNovenas.com

Why Join the Pray More Lenten Retreat?

Learn how to have a holy, prayerful and transforming Lent.

Reflect on God’s mercy and immeasurable love for us as He sent His won to die for our sins.

Slow down and reflect on your walk with Jesus and how you can strengthen your relationship with Him and get to know His word better.

Deepen your faith and pray more this Lenten season from the comfort of your own home or while you’re on the go!

SPEAKERS

Karen May is a dynamic and inspirational author and speaker who believes that powerful, transformational faith doesn’t have to be complicated. Helping people to discover the profound truths of God in a way that is simple, inviting, and filled with joy is a gift that she shares in her writing and speaking. She is the author of Be Not Afraid: Living with Faith in the Midst of a Fearful World, and Walking Through Holy Week. You can find her at www.amayzinggraces.com.

Dr. Scott Powell is a teacher, theologian and author. Currently, he teaches at the St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver and is an affiliate of the Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization, Thought and Policy at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Scott and his wife, Annie, founded and direct Camp Wojtyla, a Catholic outdoor adventure program for youth based in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. He holds a doctorate in Catholic Studies from Liverpool Hope University in England, and has authored a number of books, articles and book chapters on topics of theology, the Bible, religion, as well asCatholic culture and its relationship to the modern world. Scott has also appeared in numerous Catholic productions, including “Symbolon,” “Beloved,”“Reborn,” “YDisciple” and the “Opening the Word” series. He has been featured on EWTN, “Catholic Answers Live” and several other outlets. Scott and his wife live near Boulder, Colorado with their three children: Lily Avila, Samuel Isaac and Evelyn Luca.

Emily Jaminet is a Catholic author, speaker, radio personality, wife, and mother of seven children ranging from 21-5  and the Executive Director of the Sacred Heart Enthronement Network found at www.welcomeHisHeart.com.  She is the co-founder of www.inspirethefaith.com, and her ministry podcast is Inspired by Faith is an outreach of the Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference. Her fifth book just came out this year: Secrets of the Sacred Heart: 12 Ways to Claim Jesus’ Promises along with the previous titles she co-authored including The Friendship Project, Divine Mercy for Moms, Our Friend Faustina and Pray Fully.  Emily can be found at www.emilyjaminet.com and on social media as EmilyJaminet. She lives in Columbus, OH, with her family.  

Mary Lenaburg is a full-time Catholic speaker and author of Be Brave in the Scared, which earned a 2020 Excellence in Publishing Award from the Association of Catholic Publishers. Her second book Be Bold in the Broken, was published March 12, 2021. 

She has given keynotes at conferences internationally, including The Edel Gathering, the Genius Women’s Conference, the Fiat Conference in Pasadena, CA,  Military Council for Catholic Women European Retreat, and at the Women of the Word Conference in Toronto, Canada. A writer with Take Up & Read, her work has appeared in five meditation books. She also has contributed to two other books.

She has appeared on Catholic radio, TV, and podcasts, including The Jennifer Fulwiler Show, EWTN’s Pro-Life Weekly, The Hallie Lord Show, The Gist, Busted Halo, and Fountains of Carrots. 

Her mission is to accompany women to be brave in the scared and bold in the broken as they embrace their God-given purpose.

Fr. Taylor Reynolds is a priest of the Diocese of Alexandria, Louisiana. After studying Theology in Rome, he was ordained in June of 2014. He has severed in various ministerial roles such as high school chaplain, parochial vicar at several different churches, hispanic ministry, Steubenville South and leader of various other retreats and conferences. He has gone on various mission trips throughout the world including to Peru, Ecuador, Guyana, Tanzania and Albania.  He has studied deliverance ministry from various priests and leaders (including Neal Lozano, Unbound) and has used this tool in his priesthood. In 2017 he went back to Rome to finish his degree in Canon Law (JCL) and has returned to serve in the tribunal as judge, defender of the bond and even assisting with canonization processes. Recently, Fr. Taylor has authored the book No Longer Strangers Finding Companionship with the Saints based on his study of canonization, his devotion to the saints and his own personal journey with St. Rose of Lima. He is excited to be a part of our team and offers talks on The Prodigal Son Parable, How to Forgive and love your enemies, How is all of our suffering sanctified, and Saints who suffered.

“There were many personal moments in which the speakers touched my heart and brought me closer to God’s love.”

Katherine

“All the speakers were wonderful and it felt like they were speaking directly to me. I did not want it to end!”

Marguerite

“Wonderful talks! Great concept! Easy access!!!”

Julie

Contact Us:

If you have any questions about the Pray More Retreat, you can e-mail us at:

John-Paul & Annie, PrayMoreNovenas.com
E-mail: [email protected]
Please put “Pray More Retreat” as your e-mail subject.

2021 Advent Retreat

The Pray More Advent Retreat

Inspiring talks to help you prepare for the coming of our Lord, Jesus Christ at Christmas. 

Advent Retreat Speakers

Dr. Edward Sri

Kitty Cleveland

Dr. Kenneth Howell

Ryan O’Hara

Ashley Stevens

Kevin Heider

The Retreat begins November 29th!

The Retreat is self-paced.

This means that you can participate wherever you are and whenever you have the time.

It’s like a do-it-yourself retreat, but you’re not doing alone — we’re doing it with you! We hope you’ll join us.

TOPICS

Trusting in the Lord During Difficult Times

by Kitty Cleveland

Why God Became Man

by Dr. Ken Howell

Imitating Mary: Living in the Heart of the Trinity

by Kitty Cleveland

The Details of the Birth of Jesus

by Dr. Ken Howell

Looking Closer: The Titles of Jesus

By Ashley Stevens

Seeking & Receiving Peace

by Kitty Cleveland

Primacy of the Interior Life, Part I

by Dr. Sri

Persistence in Prayer

by Ryan O’Hara

How to Have More Joy

by Ashley Stevens

“Your Will Be Done:” Yielding in Prayer

by Ryan O’Hara

Walking with Mary, a Biblical Journey from Nazareth to the Cross, Part I & II

by Dr. Sri

Trusting God’s Plan is Good

by Ashley Stevens

How Jesus Can Bring New Life to Our Circumstances

by Ashley Stevens

Looking to Mary As Your Own Mother

by Kitty Cleveland

Praying through Praise

by Ryan O’Hara

Praying Through Repentance

by Ryan O’Hara

Every talk comes with a Transcript, Study Guide,
and Downloadable Audio and
 Video (with Closed Captioning too)


You can watch, listen or read through the talks however you’d like best!

You can do this your own or with a group! 

“There were many personal moments in which the speakers touched my heart and brought me closer to God’s love.”

Katherine

“All the speakers were wonderful and it felt like they were speaking directly to me. I did not want it to end!”

Marguerite

“Wonderful talks! Great concept! Easy access!!!”

Julie

 

— Why join the Pray More Advent Retreat? — 

 

Learn how to have a holy, prayerful and transforming Advent.

Slow down during this busy season and reflect on your relationship with Jesus, and grow closer to Him through prayer.

Become more intentional with your prayer life.

Reflect on what God is asking of you to wait for this Advent. What does He have in store for you? How are you responding to Him?

Renew your hope as you wait expectantly & joyfully for God to work in your life and to answer your prayers.

Deepen your faith and pray more this Advent season from the comfort of your own home!

The Pray More Retreat Begins on November 29th!

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Welcome to the Pray More Advent Retreat!

We invite you to join us this Advent to prepare your heart to celebrate the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ!

St. Teresa of Calcutta said the season of Advent is like springtime in nature — “when everything is renewed and is so fresh and healthy.” She said, “Advent is also meant to do this to us — to refresh us and make us healthy, to be able to receive Christ in whatever form He may come to us.”

We want to help you do that — that’s why we created the Pray More Advent Retreat!

As a part of this retreat, you will receive access to 19 different talks on prayer, the season of Advent, and how to live out our faith during this season. That’s about 4 talks for each week of Advent, and we’ll send you an e-mail with those talks every week. Each of those talks will also come with a printable study guide that has reflective questions to accompany the presentation, along with transcripts of each presentation. You can participate at your own pace. Some of the talks are 10 minutes long, and some of them are closer to 20.

We hope the Pray More Advent Retreat will help you to intentionally work on your prayer life this Advent — wherever you are, and whenever you have the time.

Once you register, all the presentations will be sent to your email on November 29th for you to enjoy :)

St. John Paul II said, “The Word who found a dwelling in Mary’s womb comes to knock on the heart of every person with singular intensity this Christmas.” We hope the Pray More Retreat will help you to be ready to open the door to our Lord, Jesus Christ, and to respond to His call to holiness and faithfulness.

God bless you!

John-Paul & Annie

PrayMoreNovenas.com

Why Join the Pray More Advent Retreat?

Learn how to have a holy, prayerful and transforming Advent.

Renew your hope as you wait expectantly & joyfully for God to work in your life and to answer your prayers.

Slow down during this busy season and reflect on your relationship with Jesus, and grow closer to Him through prayer.

Deepen your faith and pray more from the comfort of your own home or while you’re on the go!

SPEAKERS

Dr. Edward Sri is a theologian, speaker and author of several best-selling books, including Who Am I to Judge? and Walking with Mary. He is the presenter of several faith formation programs used by thousands of parishes around the world, and is the host of the weekly podcast All Things Catholic. With Curtis Martin, he is a co-founder of FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) and currently serves as the organization’s Vice President of Formation. His newest book and video study program is called No Greater Love: A Biblical Walk through Christ’s Passion (available through Ascension Press). You can learn more about Dr. Sri’s work at edwardsri.com

Kitty Cleveland is a singer/songwriter and inspirational speaker from New Orleans, began her professional career as a lawyer and then as a college professor.  But in an adoration chapel one day in 1998, as she searched for God during a devastating family crisis, she clearly heard the Lord Jesus call her to become a “music missionary.”

Kitty heeded the call and has since released 12 CDs of music and prayer, including two CDs with Lighthouse Catholic Media. Her latest CD, Hail, Holy Queen, was the first of her CD’s to climb the secular Billboard chart. She has appeared numerous times on television, on the radio, in concert, and as a keynote speaker both at home and abroad.

Kitty lives in the New Orleans area with her musician husband and teen daughter, whom they adopted from China in 2005.

In addition to praying with people for healing and encouragement, she enjoys cooking, gardening, oil painting, and is currently working on her first book about her father’s unjust imprisonment and dramatic release by the U.S. Supreme Court.

You can learn more here.

Dr. Kenneth Howell is the Resident Theologian and Director of Pastoral Care of the Coming Home Network International. He taught for thirty years in higher education and is the author of six books, one of which is published by Catholic Answers, The Eucharist for Beginners. He is a former Presbyterian minister and theological professor who entered into complete communion with the Catholic Church in 1996. He recently published “Mystery of the Altar: Daily Meditations on the Eucharist.”

Ashley Stevens is a speaker, writer, wife, and mother of three. She was born near Philadelphia, PA, raised just outside Knoxville, TN and played soccer and converted to the Catholic faith at the University of Nebraska. While serving as a FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) missionary shortly after getting engaged, she was T-boned by a Mack truck and nearly lost her life. They got married on the one-year anniversary of the accident to redeem the day and she’s since shared her story with The 700 Club, Busted Halo Sirius XM Show, The Omaha World-Herald, and blogs and podcasts to encourage those whose life isn’t going according to plan. Find out more about her at www.mountainsunmoved.com

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Ryan O’Hara serves as the Content Director for Saint Paul’s Outreach, a national Catholic organization that ministers to college students on campus. He is passionate about seeing Catholics come alive in Christ, grow to spiritual maturity and become apostles to the people in their life. Ryan has a B.A. in History from William Jewell College and an M.A. in Theology from the University of Notre Dame. He and his wife Jill live in West St Paul, MN and are parents to four sons.

Learn more here.

Kevin Heider

Kevin Heider is a singer-songwriter, performer, and recording artist from Dayton, Ohio. Having written hymns, drinking songs, and everything in between, his music is imbued with a spiritual and social consciousness that explores what it means to be human.

In July of 2008, Kevin was personally selected by Ingrid Michaelson as the winner of Gibson’s The Way I Am contest. This inspired him to pursue a life in the arts, and he has since traveled and toured extensively with his music. He performs solo and with his full band, The Honest Stand.

Kevin is also the creator and host of the popular Song & Story podcast. His music is available everywhere digitally, and physical copies can be purchased at KevinHeider.com

“There were many personal moments in which the speakers touched my heart and brought me closer to God’s love.”

Katherine

“All the speakers were wonderful and it felt like they were speaking directly to me. I did not want it to end!”

Marguerite

“Wonderful talks! Great concept! Easy access!!!”

Julie

Contact Us:

If you have any questions about the Pray More Retreat, you can e-mail us at:

John-Paul & Annie, PrayMoreNovenas.com
E-mail: [email protected]
Please put “Pray More Retreat” as your e-mail subject.

2021 Healing Retreat

The Pray More Healing Retreat

Inspiring talks about the healing Jesus offers you, how to pursue healing and how to move forward from your pain into a place of peace.

Healing Retreat Speakers

Karen May

Jake Khym

Regina Boyd

Jackie Mulligan

Fr. Steven Borello

Kevin Heider

Kevin Heider

The Retreat is Available Now!

The Retreat is self-paced.

This means that you can participate wherever you are and whenever you have the time.

It’s like a do-it-yourself retreat, but you’re not doing alone — we’re doing it with you! We hope you’ll join us.

TOPICS

Allowing the Lord to Transform & Heal Our Fears

Allowing the Lord to Transform & Heal Our Fears

by Fr. Steven Borello

Healing from Shame

by Jake Khym

Finding God in hard times

Finding God in Hard Times

by Karen May

Forgiving when you can't forget

Forgiving When You Can’t Forget

by Regina Boyd

Overcoming Dryness in Prayer

Overcoming Dryness in Prayer

by Fr. Steven Borello

Overcoming Scrupulosity

Overcoming Scrupulosity

by Regina Boyd

Healing from betrayal

Healing from Betrayal

By Regina Boyd

healing from habitual sin

Healing from Habitual Sin

by Jake Khym

handling our doubts

Handling Our Doubts in Faith

by Karen May

healing mother and father wounds

Healing the Mother & Father Wounds

by Jake Khym

Growing in Relationship with the Holy Spirit

Growing in Relationship with the Holy Spirit

by Karen May

How to Discern God's Will

How to Discern God’s Will

by Jackie Mulligan

The Better Part with Martha & Mary

“The Better Part” with Martha & Mary

by Karen May

Redemptive Suffering with Christ

Redemptive Suffering with Christ 

by Fr. Steven Borello

Praying Through Lectio Divina

Praying Through Lectio Divina

by Fr. Steven Borello

Discovering Your Self Worth

Discovering Your Self-Worth

by Regina Boyd

The Gift of St. Theres & Her Weaknesses

The Gift of St. Therese & Her Weaknesses

by Jake Khym

Seeking Rest in Him

Seeking Rest in Him

by Jackie Mulligan

Every talk comes with a Transcript, Study Guide,
and Downloadable Audio and
 Video (with Closed Captioning too)


You can watch, listen or read through the talks however you’d like best!

You can do this your own or with a group! 

“There were many personal moments in which the speakers touched my heart and brought me closer to God’s love.”

Katherine

“All the speakers were wonderful and it felt like they were speaking directly to me. I did not want it to end!”

Marguerite

“Wonderful talks! Great concept! Easy access!!!”

Julie

 

— Why join the Pray More Healing Retreat? — 

 

Hear inspiring testimonies about God’s presence throughout even the darkest of times.

Receive guidance and practical advice about how to move on from your pain.

Learn more about who God is as our Father and about how you can grow closer to Him through your cross.

Deepen your faith and pray more from the comfort of your own home or while you’re on the go!

Renew your hope, and grow in true joy and happiness.

Learn how to move forward from your pain into a place of peace, and from your fear into a place of faith.

Here’s a preview!

Welcome to the Pray More Healing Retreat!

We invite you to join us for the next few weeks to reflect on God’s faithful love and presence in your life, and learn how to move from a place of pain and fear to a place of peace and faith.

St. John Paul II said that suffering is almost inseparable from man’s earthly existence. At times, suffering can lead you closer to Christ. And at other times, it can seem to lead you further away from Him. We created this retreat to help steer you closer back to Him, who is the divine healer.

As a part of this retreat, you will receive access to 19 different talks on healing. Some of them are about healing from specific problems – things like anxiety and worry, addiction, abuse, loss and divorce. Some are about healing the wounds of our heart, and learning our worth and dignity. Others are about God’s faithfulness in the darkest of times. Lastly, our speakers also talk about what to do when you don’t receive the healing you’ve been praying for and working towards.

You can participate in this retreat at your own pace. Some of the talks are 10 minutes long, and others are closer to 20. You will be able to watch them whenever you have the time, or to download them and listen to them even while you’re on-the-go.

We hope the Pray More Healing Retreat will bring you closer to God’s healing love — wherever you are, and whenever you have the time.

Once you register, all the presentations will be sent to your email on August 11th for you to enjoy :)

 

God bless you!
John-Paul & Annie
PrayMoreNovenas.com

Why Join the Pray More Healing Retreat?

Hear inspiring testimonies about God’s presence throughout even the darkest of times.

Renew your hope, and grow in true joy and happiness.

Receive guidance and practical advice about how to move on from your pain.

Learn more about who God is as our Father and about how you can grow closer to Him through your cross.

Deepen your faith and pray more from the comfort of your own home or while you’re on the go!

SPEAKERS

Karen May is a dynamic and inspirational author and speaker who believes that powerful, transformational faith doesn’t have to be complicated. Helping people to discover the profound truths of God in a way that is simple, inviting, and filled with joy is a gift that she shares in her writing and speaking. She is the author of Be Not Afraid: Living with Faith in the Midst of a Fearful World, and Walking Through Holy Week. You can find her at www.amayzinggraces.com.

Jake Khym has a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Theology with a concentration in Catechetics. Jake has worked in various pastoral ministries for over 22 years including adult faith formation, seminarian and priestly formation, diocesan evangelization, catechesis, RCIA, and retreat ministry. Jake has also run a counselling practice for over 11 years.

Currently, Jake continues to see clients (mostly Church leaders) in his counselling practice and he teaches at the Seminary of Christ the King in Mission, BC, Canada offering human and pastoral formation to the seminarians studying there. Jake also offers priest and seminarian formation retreats, is a consultant to various (Arch)Dioceses and ministries, offers an annual Men’s Retreat in British Columbia and accompanies male leaders on their journey of faith.

Jake also has two podcasts, Way of the Heart Podcast and Restore the Glory Podcast. Way of the Heart is offered by Jake and his friend Brett Powell and is a podcast primarily for men to help them navigate life with a heart that’s fully alive. Restore the Glory Podcast, featuring Jake and his friend Dr. Bob Schuchts, offers the wisdom both have learned personally and professionally on the healing journey.

Jake lives in Abbotsford, BC with his wife Heather and their three children.

To learn more about Jake and his ministry please visit Life Restoration Ministries, Way of the Heart Podcast, or Restore the Glory Podcast.

Regina Boyd is the founder of Boyd Counseling Services, a Catholic licensed mental health practice based in Orlando that provides in-person and virtual therapy for couples, families, and teens. She works with clients who are experiencing life changes, desire healthy emotional connection, and seek to develop problem solving strategies within their relationships.

Regina is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She is a wife and mother of a delightful toddler. In her spare time Regina enjoys walks with her family, baking, going live for her Facebook and Instagram followers, and listening to Mumford and Sons. You can learn more here.

Fr. Steven Borello is a priest of the Diocese of Joliet currently serving as the Director of Vocation for the Diocese of Joliet-in-Illinois.

Fr. Steven grew up in Glen Ellyn, Illinois and is the oldest of 4 children.  He attended the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana where he studied chemistry and chemical engineering.  While there, he received a call to the seminary to discern the priesthood.  He received his Bachelors in Theology and Masters of Divinity from Mundelein Seminary and was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Joliet in 2011.

He first served as an associate pastor at Notre Dame Parish in Clarendon Hills and was then transferred to Saints Peter and Paul Parish in Naperville in June of 2014.  In August of 2015, he began serving at St. John Vianney College Seminary as a spiritual director, director of human formation, and instructor to over 120 men discerning a priestly vocation.  He returned to the Diocese of Joliet in August 2018 to begin as the new Director of Vocations.

Jackie Mulligan a holistic nutritionist, Catholic wellness practitioner, and the founder of Reform Wellness. She developed Reform Wellness to help people live their happiest, healthiest, and holiest lives.

Jackie’s practice was built with God at the center, the first of its kind to merge faith and functional health. Her mission with Reform is to empower people to grow in wholeness and become the best versions of themselves: physically, mentally, and spiritually.

Kevin Heider

Kevin Heider is a singer-songwriter, performer, and recording artist from Dayton, Ohio. He writes hymns, drinking songs, and everything in between. He is also the creator + host of the popular Song & Story podcast.

“There were many personal moments in which the speakers touched my heart and brought me closer to God’s love.”

Katherine

“All the speakers were wonderful and it felt like they were speaking directly to me. I did not want it to end!”

Marguerite

“Wonderful talks! Great concept! Easy access!!!”

Julie

Contact Us:

If you have any questions about the Pray More Retreat, you can e-mail us at:

John-Paul & Annie, PrayMoreNovenas.com
E-mail: [email protected]
Please put “Pray More Retreat” as your e-mail subject.

2021 Lent Retreat

The Pray More Lenten Retreat

Inspiring talks to help you focus your eyes on the Lord and transform your prayer life this Lent.

Lent Retreat Speakers

Jon Leonetti

Katie Sciba Retreat Speaker

Katie Sciba

Beth Davis

Kevin Heider

Fr. Tom Pringle

Deacon Larry Oney Photo

Allison Gingras

The Retreat begins on February 17th!

Here’s a preview!

The Retreat is self-paced.

This means that you can participate wherever you are and whenever you have the time.

It’s like a do-it-yourself retreat, but you’re not doing alone — we’re doing it with you! We hope you’ll join us.

TOPICS

Prayer, Penance and Almsgiving

by Jon Leonetti

How to Hear God’s Voice in Prayer

by Beth Davis

Seeking Rest & Peace with the Lord

by Beth Davis

Commiting to Lent

by Fr. Tom Pringle

An Encounter with Christ: Bringing Our Brokenness and Pains to Confession

by Allison Gingras

Renewing & Healing Our Relationship with God

by Allison Gingras

Overcoming Sin & Shame

By Beth Davis

To Whom We Belong

by Fr. Tom Pringle

Turning Back to God in Prayer

by Jon Leonetti

Guided Prayer: A Meditation on the Wounds of Christ

by Beth Davis

Six Ways to Keep Your Advent Season Holy, Part II 2016

The Father’s Search for The Prodigal Son

by Jon Leonetti

Embracing Vulnerability to Overcome Pain

by Katie Sciba

Loving Those Who Are Hard to Love

by Fr. Tom Pringle

Letting Go of Sin for the Hopeful Life

by Katie Sciba

“Do You Want to be Well?”
Responding to the Lord

by Allison Gingras

“Lord, I believe. Help my unbelief.”

by Allison Gingras

Trading Busyness for the Calm of Christ

by Katie Sciba

Eliminating Self-Comparison for Grateful Reality

by Katie Sciba

Every talk comes with a Transcript, Study Guide,
and Downloadable Audio and
 Video (with Closed Captioning too)


You can watch, listen or read through the talks however you’d like best!

You can do this your own or with a group! 

“There were many personal moments in which the speakers touched my heart and brought me closer to God’s love.”

Katherine

“All the speakers were wonderful and it felt like they were speaking directly to me. I did not want it to end!”

Marguerite

“Wonderful talks! Great concept! Easy access!!!”

Julie

 

— Why join the Pray More Lenten Retreat? — 

 

Learn how to have a holy, prayerful and transforming Lent.

Slow down and reflect on your walk with Jesus and how you can strengthen your relationship with Him and get to know Him and His word better.

Become more intentional with your prayer life.

Return to the Lord with your whole heart and learn how you can let the Holy Spirit guide you in your everyday life.

Reflect on God’s mercy and immeasurable love for us as He sent His son to die for our sins.

Deepen your faith and pray more this Lenten season from the comfort of your own home!

The Retreat begins on February 17th! 

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Welcome to the Pray More Lenten Retreat!

We invite you to join us this Lent to prepare to commemorate the Lord’s Passion, Death and the celebration of His Resurrection at Easter.

As a part of this retreat, you will receive access to 20 different talks on prayer, on who God is — and what that means for you, the season of Lent, and lessons from the saints.

That’s about four talks for each week of Lent. Each of those talks will also come with a printable study guide that has reflective questions and prayers to accompany the presentation, along with transcripts of all the presentations.

You can participate at your own pace. Some of the talks are 10 minutes long, and some of them are closer to 20. You will be able to watch them whenever you have the time, or to download them and listen to them even while you’re on-the-go.

We hope the Pray More Lenten Retreat will help you to intentionally work on your prayer life this Lent — wherever you are, and whenever you have the time.

All the presentations will be available beginning on February 17th, the first day of Lent. If you register now, we will send you an e-mail as soon as it is live and available for you to enjoy :)

God bless you!

John-Paul & Annie

PrayMoreNovenas.com

Why Join the Pray More Lenten Retreat?

Learn how to have a holy, prayerful and transforming Lent.

Reflect on God’s mercy and immeasurable love for us as He sent His won to die for our sins.

Slow down and reflect on your walk with Jesus and how you can strengthen your relationship with Him and get to know His word better.

Deepen your faith and pray more this Lenten season from the comfort of your own home or while you’re on the go!

SPEAKERS

Jon Leonetti is a nationally known Catholic speaker, best-selling author and radio host who conveys a message of lasting fulfillment in Jesus Christ. Through Jon’s keynote presentations and parish missions, thousands of Catholics each year discover the freedom Christ offers by way of his life and love.

Jon is the founder of SanctifyU, a first of its kind membership platform on the lives, teachings, and wisdom of the saints. Jon is the author of five books, including Mission Of The Family, Your God Is Too Boring and, The Art of Getting Over Yourself: And Why You’ll Be Happier When You Do. Jon’s first two books are published and featured in Matthew Kelly’s Dynamic Catholic Book Program. Jon’s writings, talks, and programs have been endorsed by Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, New York Times Bestselling author Immaculee Ilibagiza, Mark Hart, Chris Stefanick, Jennifer Fulwiler, Brandon Vogt and more.

Jon believes that our deepest longing for happiness and wholeness is fulfilled in the encounter with Jesus Christ. Through prayer, the Sacraments, family life, and the help of Mary and the saints, Jon wants to cultivate an intimate relationship with Jesus, and help others do the same.

With this message Jon has been featured and interviewed by the nation’s top Catholic websites, blogs, and radio shows, helping Catholics in all walks of life to fall in love and stay in love with the living God.

At home, Jon enjoys reading, sports, exercising, coffee and, most of all, spending time with his wife Teresa and their children. Jon has a masters degree in moral theology.​​

You can learn more about Jon here.

Beth Davis is a lover of Jesus, a retired youth minister, and the Director of Ministry Advancement for Blessed is She. She is passionate about teaching people how to develop an intimate relationship with Jesus and speaking hope to weary hearts. Her favorite things include being an aunt to her five sweet niece and nephews, calling everyone ‘friend,’ and whatever book she’s currently reading.

Fr. Tom Pringle currently serves as the Parochial Vicar at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Community in Indialantic, a parish of the Diocese of Orlando.

Prior to entering seminary, Fr. Tom served as a Catholic stewardship and communications professional with experience in marketing and development for Catholic schools and parishes. You can read more about him here.

Katie Sciba Retreat Speaker

Katie Sciba is a national speaker, retreat writer, and six-time Catholic Press Award-winning columnist. She holds a degree in theology from Benedictine College, and her work on Catholic minimalism, spiritual intimacy with Jesus, as well as marriage and family has impacted audiences nationwide. Katie writes for Cincinnati’s Catholic Telegraph and has been featured on several podcasts and radio shows. Her humor and honesty enable her to connect well with a crowd.

At home, Katie homeschools her children and plays an active part in her husband’s small business. She and Andrew live with their family in Omaha, Nebraska.

You can read more about Katie here and here.

Kevin Heider

Kevin Heider is a singer-songwriter, performer, and recording artist from Dayton, Ohio. Having written hymns, drinking songs, and everything in between, his music is imbued with a spiritual and social consciousness that explores what it means to be human.

In July of 2008, Kevin was personally selected by Ingrid Michaelson as the winner of Gibson’s The Way I Am contest. This inspired him to pursue a life in the arts, and he has since traveled and toured extensively with his music. He performs solo and with his full band, The Honest Stand.

Kevin is also the creator and host of the popular Song & Story podcast. His music is available everywhere digitally, and physical copies can be purchased at KevinHeider.com

Allison Gingras shares the Catholic faith with honesty, humor, and experiences from every life. Allison created the Stay Connected Journals for Catholic Women (OSV), which includes her titles — Seeking Peace: A Spiritual Journey from Worry to Trust and The Gift of Invitation. She is a writer, inspirational speaker, podcast host, and Catholic social media consultant. Allison Gingras works for WINE: Women In the New Evangelization as National WINE Steward tending all aspects of the Virtual Vineyard. She is a Social Media Consultant for the Diocese of Fall River and CatholicMom.com.  Learn More at ReconciledToYou.com

“There were many personal moments in which the speakers touched my heart and brought me closer to God’s love.”

Katherine

“All the speakers were wonderful and it felt like they were speaking directly to me. I did not want it to end!”

Marguerite

“Wonderful talks! Great concept! Easy access!!!”

Julie

Contact Us:

If you have any questions about the Pray More Retreat, you can e-mail us at:

John-Paul & Annie, PrayMoreNovenas.com
E-mail: [email protected]
Please put “Pray More Retreat” as your e-mail subject.

2020 Advent Retreat

The Pray More Advent Retreat

Inspiring talks to help you prepare for the coming of our Lord, Jesus Christ at Christmas. 

Advent Retreat Speakers

Danielle Bean

Fr. Leo Patalinghug

Mary Lenaburg

Kevin Heider

Tim Glemkowski

Andi Oney

Deacon Larry Oney Photo

Deacon Larry Oney

Kevin Heider

The Retreat has ended but you can still join below!

The Retreat is self-paced.

This means that you can participate wherever you are and whenever you have the time.

It’s like a do-it-yourself retreat, but you’re not doing alone — we’re doing it with you! We hope you’ll join us.

TOPICS

Finding Rest in Prayer

by Danielle Bean

Patiently Waiting for God

by Fr. Leo Patalinghug

How to Discern God’s Will

by Danielle Bean

How to Pray: Lectio Divina

by Tim Glemkowski

Letting God Dwell in Our Hearts & Our Homes

by Fr. Leo Patalinghug

Seeking & Experiencing Joy Through Our Faith

by Fr. Leo Patalinghug

Mary’s Fiat: Saying Yes to God

By Mary Lenaburg

Impossible Things Can Happen: The Story of Zechariah, Elizabeth and John

by Andi Oney

Living Out Our Forgiveness

by Tim Glemkowski

Choosing Joy

by Mary Lenaburg

John the Baptist: His Humility & Significance

by Andi Oney

The Geneology of Jesus & Why It’s Important

by Deacon Larry Oney

Reigniting our Hope: the Story of Hannah

by Deacon Larry Oney

Purifying Our Faith

by Fr. Leo Patalinghug

Every talk comes with a Transcript, Study Guide,
and Downloadable Audio and
 Video (with Closed Captioning too)


You can watch, listen or read through the talks however you’d like best!

You can do this your own or with a group! 

“There were many personal moments in which the speakers touched my heart and brought me closer to God’s love.”

Katherine

“All the speakers were wonderful and it felt like they were speaking directly to me. I did not want it to end!”

Marguerite

“Wonderful talks! Great concept! Easy access!!!”

Julie

 

— Why join the Pray More Advent Retreat? — 

 

Learn how to have a holy, prayerful and transforming Advent.

Slow down during this busy season and reflect on your relationship with Jesus, and grow closer to Him through prayer.

Become more intentional with your prayer life.

Reflect on what God is asking of you to wait for this Advent. What does He have in store for you? How are you responding to Him?

Renew your hope as you wait expectantly & joyfully for God to work in your life and to answer your prayers.

Deepen your faith and pray more this Advent season from the comfort of your own home!

Here’s a preview!

Welcome to the Pray More Advent Retreat!

We invite you to join us this Advent to prepare your heart to celebrate the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ!

St. Teresa of Calcutta said the season of Advent is like springtime in nature — “when everything is renewed and is so fresh and healthy.” She said, “Advent is also meant to do this to us — to refresh us and make us healthy, to be able to receive Christ in whatever form He may come to us.”

We want to help you do that — that’s why we created the Pray More Advent Retreat!

As a part of this retreat, you will receive access to 17 different talks on prayer, the season of Advent, and how to live out our faith during this season. That’s about 4 talks for each week of Advent, and we’ll send you an e-mail with those talks every week. Each of those talks will also come with a printable study guide that has reflective questions to accompany the presentation, along with transcripts of each presentation. You can participate at your own pace. Some of the talks are 10 minutes long, and some of them are closer to 20.

We hope the Pray More Advent Retreat will help you to intentionally work on your prayer life this Advent — wherever you are, and whenever you have the time.

 Once you register, all the presentations will be sent to your email for you to enjoy :)

St. John Paul II said, “The Word who found a dwelling in Mary’s womb comes to knock on the heart of every person with singular intensity this Christmas.” We hope the Pray More Retreat will help you to be ready to open the door to our Lord, Jesus Christ, and to respond to His call to holiness and faithfulness.

God bless you!

John-Paul & Annie

PrayMoreNovenas.com

Why Join the Pray More Advent Retreat?

Learn how to have a holy, prayerful and transforming Advent.

Renew your hope as you wait expectantly & joyfully for God to work in your life and to answer your prayers.

Slow down during this busy season and reflect on your relationship with Jesus, and grow closer to Him through prayer.

Deepen your faith and pray more from the comfort of your own home or while you’re on the go!

SPEAKERS

Father Leo is a priest member of a community of consecrated life, Voluntas Dei (The Will of God). He is the creator and founder of an international food and faith movement called Plating Grace, whose mission is to build relationships, strengthen families, as well as communities, utilizing the power of food. The movement began with one proven concept; the act of sharing meals can help families thrive and bring people together who may have different views or backgrounds. Plating Grace has now reached thousands of people through Father Leo’s pilgrimage around the world to feed people body, mind and soul.

Father Leo is also the founder and chair of the nonprofit group, The Table Foundation, a nonprofit organization with a mission to support to culinary community along with assisting those returning to the community from the prison system. The objective being to assimilate them through a formation process and give them culinary training to obtain skills needed to earn gainful employment.. His unique background as a chef and his previous experience as a two-time black belt martial arts instructor and former award-winning break dancer and choreographer has earned the attention of major media outlets, including the Food Network where he won, “Throwdown with Bobby Flay!”  The mission to see food as a gift from God to nourish your family and to strengthen relationships is making this world a better place one meal at a time.

Mary Lenaburg is a writer, speaker, wife and  mother sharing her witness and testimony about God’s Redeeming love.

After suffering a miscarriage, she gave birth to her son Jonathan in 1989. After another miscarriage,  her daughter Courtney arrived August 1992. On September 27, 1992, while being baptized, Courtney had the first of many grand-mal seizures.  Going from the church to the emergency room, Mary’s world changed forever. For the next twenty-two years Mary and her family took a spiritual journey that led them to Lourdes, France, numerous hospitals and specialists with their daughter and finally to home-based hospice. Courtney took her last breath this side of heaven on December 27, 2014, the feast of St. John the Beloved, while in her mother’s arms. She is now her parents and big brothers most powerful intercessor.

Mary lives in Northern Virginia with her husband of 28 years and her grown son.  She continues to embrace her father’s advice:  Never quit, never give up, never lose your faith.  It’s the one reason you walk this earth. For God just this time and place just for you, so make the most of it.

Mary can be found on-line at www.marylenaburg.com

Tim Glemkowski is the Director of Strategy for the Archdiocese of Denver, helping to lead mission and renewal initiatives. He is the former founder and president of L’Alto Catholic Institute and Revive Parishes. Tim authored Made for Mission: Renewing Your Parish Culture, which was released in Fall 2019 through Our Sunday Visitor. He is an international speaker who has also consulted for many organizations, dioceses, and parishes. Tim and his wife, Maggie, live in Littleton, CO with their three young children. 

Danielle Bean is brand manager at CatholicMom.com, an apostolate of Holy Cross Family Ministries. She is creator and host of the Girlfriends podcast and co-host of The Gist on CatholicTV. Danielle is also author of several books including Momnipotent, You Are Enough, and Giving Thanks and Letting Go. She is a retreat leader and a popular speaker on a variety of subjects related to Catholic family life, education, marriage, and motherhood. Danielle has been married to her husband Dan for 25 years and together they have 8 children. Learn more about Danielle and her work at DanielleBean.com.

Deacon Larry Oney Photo

Deacon Larry Oney is the chairman of HGI Global, founder of Hope and Purpose Ministries, international motivational speaker, host of the “Life and Spirit” podcast, author of Amazed by God’s Grace (published by The Word Among Us Press), Divine Mission:  Discovering Your Hope and Purpose, Reflections on the Kingdom of God, and UP FAITH! God loves a faith that is always looking up!, and co-author of two books. Larry Oney infuses positivity and inspiration into his work and ministries. His dynamic presentation style and message of hope has led to hundreds of speaking engagements across the globe. Over thirty years of experience making critical business decisions while helping to awaken the faith of others has uniquely equipped Larry Oney to present lively, invigorating, knowledgeable, and life-changing presentations. 

The mission of Hope and Purpose Ministries is to participate in the New Evangelization through preaching, teaching, leading retreats, conducting parish missions, and fostering the Baptism of the Holy Spirit using excellent media initiatives thereby offering hope and purpose to all individuals through encouragement and knowledge sharing.Through Hope and Purpose Ministries, the team is working to further the ministry of Jesus to proclaim the Kingdom of God (Matthew 10:7), encourage others that God has a plan and purpose for their lives (Jeremiah 29:11), and to help heal the broken-hearted (John 10:10b).

Andi Oney is an international Catholic evangelist, wife, and mother from the New 
Orleans, Louisiana area, who is known for her anointed teaching and exhortation. She is the author of Extravagant Praise: Our History,  Heritage, and Hope and Mary’s Life in the Holy Spirit: A Model for Us. Andi is a senior team member of Hope and Purpose Ministries and serves in a leadership role for a southern regional women’s retreat team. She is a member of the Southern Region Conference Steering Committee and teaches at various conferences and retreats throughout the year. 
Kevin Heider

Kevin Heider is a singer-songwriter, performer, and recording artist from Dayton, Ohio. Having written hymns, drinking songs, and everything in between, his music is imbued with a spiritual and social consciousness that explores what it means to be human.

In July of 2008, Kevin was personally selected by Ingrid Michaelson as the winner of Gibson’s The Way I Am contest. This inspired him to pursue a life in the arts, and he has since traveled and toured extensively with his music. He performs solo and with his full band, The Honest Stand.

Kevin is also the creator and host of the popular Song & Story podcast. His music is available everywhere digitally, and physical copies can be purchased at KevinHeider.com

“There were many personal moments in which the speakers touched my heart and brought me closer to God’s love.”

Katherine

“All the speakers were wonderful and it felt like they were speaking directly to me. I did not want it to end!”

Marguerite

“Wonderful talks! Great concept! Easy access!!!”

Julie

Contact Us:

If you have any questions about the Pray More Retreat, you can e-mail us at:

John-Paul & Annie, PrayMoreNovenas.com
E-mail: [email protected]
Please put “Pray More Retreat” as your e-mail subject.

2020 Healing Retreat

The Pray More Healing Retreat

Inspiring talks about the healing Jesus offers you, how to pursue healing and how to move forward from your pain into a place of peace.

Healing Retreat Speakers

Deacon Larry Oney 

Heather Khym

Dr. Mary Healy

Damon Owens

Dominick Albano

The Retreat begins on August 5th! 

The Retreat is self-paced.

This means that you can participate wherever you are and whenever you have the time.

It’s like a do-it-yourself retreat, but you’re not doing alone — we’re doing it with you! We hope you’ll join us.

TOPICS

“Can God Really Heal Me?”

by Heather Khym

Healing the Broken Hearted

by Deacon Larry Oney

Reclaming Our Stolen Identity

by Dr. Mary Healy

The Lord Delivers Us From Fear

by Dr. Mary Healy

The Joy To Be: Reflections on John 15:11

by Damon Owens

Inner Healing – Emotional Healing

by Deacon Larry Oney

Divine Hope & A Sense of Purpose for Your Life

By Deacon Larry Oney

Be Transformed By the Renewal of Your Mind

by Heather Khym

The Joy To be From: Our Belonging, Where We Come From

by Damon Owens

Littleness & Surrender

by Heather Khym

The Lord is Our Healer

by Dr. Mary Healy

The Good News-ization, Part I

by Dominick Albano

God’s Secret Weapon for Healing: Forgiveness

by Dr. Mary Healy

Living the Paschal Mystery: Following Jesus to Resurrection

by Heather Khym

Joining Jesus’ Healing Ministry & Praying for Healing

by Deacon Larry Oney

The Joy to Be Loved

by Damon Owens

The Fundamental Theory of Happiness, Part II

by Dominick Albano

The Good News-ization, Part II

by Dominick Albano

Joyful Ever After: God’s Plan for You & Marriage

by Damon Owens

Guided Prayer with Online Adoration

by TBD

Every talk comes with a Transcript, Study Guide,
and Downloadable Audio and
 Video (with Closed Captioning too)


You can watch, listen or read through the talks however you’d like best!

You can do this your own or with a group! 

“There were many personal moments in which the speakers touched my heart and brought me closer to God’s love.”

Katherine

“All the speakers were wonderful and it felt like they were speaking directly to me. I did not want it to end!”

Marguerite

“Wonderful talks! Great concept! Easy access!!!”

Julie

 

— Why join the Pray More Healing Retreat? — 

 

Hear inspiring testimonies about God’s presence throughout even the darkest of times.

Receive guidance and practical advice about how to move on from your pain.

Learn more about who God is as our Father and about how you can grow closer to Him through your cross.

Deepen your faith and pray more from the comfort of your own home or while you’re on the go!

Renew your hope, and grow in true joy and happiness.

Learn how to move forward from your pain into a place of peace, and from your fear into a place of faith.

The Retreat begins on August 5th!

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Welcome to the Pray More Healing Retreat!

We invite you to join us for the next few weeks to reflect on God’s faithful love and presence in your life, and learn how to move from a place of pain and fear to a place of peace and faith.

St. John Paul II said that suffering is almost inseparable from man’s earthly existence. At times, suffering can lead you closer to Christ. And at other times, it can seem to lead you further away from Him. We created this retreat to help steer you closer back to Him, who is the divine healer.

As a part of this retreat, you will receive access to 20 different talks on healing. Some of them are about healing from specific problems – things like anxiety and worry, addiction, abuse, loss and divorce. Some are about healing the wounds of our heart, and learning our worth and dignity. Others are about God’s faithfulness in the darkest of times. Lastly, our speakers also talk about what to do when you don’t receive the healing you’ve been praying for and working towards.

You can participate in this retreat at your own pace. Some of the talks are 10 minutes long, and others are closer to 20. You will be able to watch them whenever you have the time, or to download them and listen to them even while you’re on-the-go.

We hope the Pray More Healing Retreat will bring you closer to God’s healing love — wherever you are, and whenever you have the time.

All the presentations will be available beginning on Wednesday, August 5th. If you register now, we will send you an e-mail as soon as it is live and available for you to enjoy :)

 

God bless you!
John-Paul & Annie
PrayMoreNovenas.com

Why Join the Pray More Healing Retreat?

Hear inspiring testimonies about God’s presence throughout even the darkest of times.

Renew your hope, and grow in true joy and happiness.

Receive guidance and practical advice about how to move on from your pain.

Learn more about who God is as our Father and about how you can grow closer to Him through your cross.

Deepen your faith and pray more from the comfort of your own home or while you’re on the go!

SPEAKERS

Deacon Larry Oney is the chairman of HGI Global, founder of Hope and Purpose Ministries, international motivational speaker, host of the “Life and Spirit” podcast, author of Amazed by God’s Grace (published by The Word Among Us Press), Divine Mission:  Discovering Your Hope and Purpose, Reflections on the Kingdom of God, and UP FAITH! God loves a faith that is always looking up!, and co-author of two books. Larry Oney infuses positivity and inspiration into his work and ministries. His dynamic presentation style and message of hope has led to hundreds of speaking engagements across the globe. Over thirty years of experience making critical business decisions while helping to awaken the faith of others has uniquely equipped Larry Oney to present lively, invigorating, knowledgeable, and life-changing presentations. 

The mission of Hope and Purpose Ministries is to participate in the New Evangelization through preaching, teaching, leading retreats, conducting parish missions, and fostering the Baptism of the Holy Spirit using excellent media initiatives thereby offering hope and purpose to all individuals through encouragement and knowledge sharing.Through Hope and Purpose Ministries, the team is working to further the ministry of Jesus to proclaim the Kingdom of God (Matthew 10:7), encourage others that God has a plan and purpose for their lives (Jeremiah 29:11), and to help heal the broken-hearted (John 10:10b).

Heather Khym has been serving in ministry for over 25 years and has a passion for evangelization, discipleship, and creating an environment for people to have a personal encounter with God. She attended Franciscan University where she studied Theology with a concentration in Catechetics and met her husband Jake. In 2005 they started Life Restoration, a ministry which seeks to help people experience freedom and restoration in Jesus. Currently, Heather leads retreats, speaks, and has a successful podcast called Abiding Together with her dear friends Sister Miriam and Michelle. She lives in British Columbia with Jake and their 3 children.

Damon Owens international speaker and evangelist, is the founder and executive director of joytob “Joy To Be” a 501(c)(3) non-profit ministry of Stewardship: A Mission of Faith. Following four-years as the first executive director of the Theology of the Body Institute and serving as Chairman of the 2016 International Theology of the Body Congress, Damon founded joytob to encourage and educate couples to understand and live marriage and family life with joy through St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. He previously founded Joy-Filled Marriage New Jersey and New Jersey Natural Family Planning Association, served as Natural Family Planning Coordinator for the Archdiocese of Newark NJ,and taught NFP for 14 years with his wife Melanie.

A Certified Speaker for the Theology of the Body Institute, presenter at the 2015 World Meeting of Families, and the 2017 USCCB Convocation of Catholic Leaders, Damon keeps a full international speaking schedule at conferences, seminars, universities, high schools, seminaries, and parishes on the good news of marriage, sexuality, Theology of the Body, Theology of the Family, adoption, and NFP. In 2018, Pope Francis honored Damon with his Benemerenti Medal in recognition for his work in support of marriage and family. Damon lives outside Philadelphia with his wife Melanie and their eight children.
Damon has published numerous articles, appeared on many radio and television programs (EWTN, Catholic Answers, Ave Maria, Relevant Radio, Immaculate Heart Radio, ABC World News Tonight, CBS News, NPR), and has hosted and produced three 13-part television series for EWTN. He is also an accomplished gospel singer honored with a solo during the 1995 NJ Papal Mass at Giants Stadium presided by Pope St. John Paul II.

Dr. Mary Healy, professor of Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, is a bestselling author and international speaker. She is a general editor of the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture and author of two of its volumes, The Gospel of Mark and Hebrews. Her other books include The Spiritual Gifts Handbook and Healing: Bringing the Gift of God’s Mercy to the World. Dr. Healy serves as chair of the Doctrinal Commission of CHARIS in Rome. She was appointed by Pope Francis as one of the first three women ever to serve on the Pontifical Biblical Commission. 

Dominick Albano is a nationally sought-after Catholic speaker and writer. After his powerful conversion at the age of sixteen and newfound passion for sharing the Catholic faith with others, Dominick began giving talks and leading retreats and small groups while still in high school.

Seeing a need for ministry and evangelization outreach in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Dominick founded Arise Missions in 2010. He served as Executive Director for the ministry, which leads dynamic parish missions, young adult conferences, and parish leadership evangelization training sessions.

Dominick has spent the last 15 years speaking at conferences, retreats, parish mission, and schools, and was hand picked by Matthew Kelly as a speaker for a series of events with Dynamic Catholic.

Dominick is the author of three books including The Fundamental Theory of Happiness, The Essential Guide to Prayerful Decisionmaking, and The Story of My Life Prayer Journal.

Dominick lives in the Cincinnati area with his high school sweetheart and their four young sons. When he isn’t working in ministry, Dominick can be found coaching his son’s baseball team. 

Visit dominickalbano.com to learn more or to connect directly with Dominick.

“There were many personal moments in which the speakers touched my heart and brought me closer to God’s love.”

Katherine

“All the speakers were wonderful and it felt like they were speaking directly to me. I did not want it to end!”

Marguerite

“Wonderful talks! Great concept! Easy access!!!”

Julie

Contact Us:

If you have any questions about the Pray More Retreat, you can e-mail us at:

John-Paul & Annie, PrayMoreNovenas.com
E-mail: [email protected]
Please put “Pray More Retreat” as your e-mail subject.

2019 Advent Retreat

The Pray More Advent Retreat

Inspiring talks to help you prepare your heart and mind for the coming of our Lord, Jesus Christ at Christmas.

The Pray More Advent Retreat Preview

Here’s What You Get When You Register:

The Retreat is self-paced.

This means that you can participate wherever you are and whenever you have the time. 

“There were many personal moments in which the speakers touched my heart and brought me closer to God’s love.”

Katherine

“All the speakers were wonderful and it felt like they were speaking directly to me. I did not want it to end!”

Marguerite

“Wonderful talks! Great concept! Easy access!!!”

Julie

TOPICS

Prepare the Way of the Lord

by Fr. Patrick Briscoe

Our Father Who Keeps His Promises

by Stacey Sumereau

Trading Busyness for the Calm of Christ

by Katie Sciba

The Messiah

by Fr. Patrick Briscoe

Cooperating with God’s Will

by Stacey Sumereau

Letting Go of Sin for the Hopeful Life

by Katie Sciba

Awaken the Saint Within You, Part I: Intentionally Growing Closer to Christ

By John Kinuthia

Awaken the Saint Within You, Part II:
Deepening Your Prayer Life

by John Kinuthia

Reclaiming Your True Identity, Part I

by Stacey Sumereau

Eliminating Self-Comparison for Grateful Reality

by Katie Sciba

Feeding Your Faith & Overcoming Your Fear

by John Kinuthia

Embracing Vulnerability to Overcome Pain

by Katie Sciba

Reclaiming Your True Identity, Part II

by Stacey Sumereau

Looking closer at St. Joseph this Advent

by John Kinuthia

He Shall Come Again

by Fr. Patrick Briscoe

God is Faithful

by Fr. Patrick Briscoe

Katie Sciba Retreat Speaker

Katie Sciba

John Kinuthia Retreat Speaker Photo

John Kinuthia

Fr. Patrick Mary Briscoe, OP

Stacey Sumereau Retreat Speaker Photo

Stacey Sumereau

Full Biographies Below 

 

— Why join the Pray More Advent Retreat? — 

 

Learn how to have a holy, prayerful and transforming Advent.

Slow down during this busy season and reflect on your relationship with Jesus, and grow closer to Him through prayer.

Become more intentional with your prayer life.

Reflect on what God is asking of you to wait for this Advent. What does He have in store for you? How are you responding to Him?

Renew your hope as you wait expectantly & joyfully for God to work in your life and to answer your prayers.

Deepen your faith and pray more this Advent season from the comfort of your own home!

“There were many personal moments in which the speakers touched my heart and brought me closer to God’s love.”

Katherine

“All the speakers were wonderful and it felt like they were speaking directly to me. I did not want it to end!”

Marguerite

“Wonderful talks! Great concept! Easy access!!!”

Julie

Welcome to the Pray More Advent Retreat!

We invite you to join us this Advent to prepare your heart to celebrate the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ!

St. Teresa of Calcutta said the season of Advent is like springtime in nature — “when everything is renewed and is so fresh and healthy.” She said, “Advent is also meant to do this to us — to refresh us and make us healthy, to be able to receive Christ in whatever form He may come to us.”

We want to help you do that — that’s why we created the Pray More Advent Retreat!

As a part of this retreat, you will receive access to 16 different talks on prayer, the season of Advent, and lessons from the saints. That’s about 4 talks for each week of Advent, and we’ll send you an e-mail with those talks every week. Each of those talks will also come with a printable study guide that has reflective questions to accompany the presentation, along with transcripts of each presentation. You can participate at your own pace. Some of the talks are 10 minutes long, and some of them are closer to 20.

We hope the Pray More Advent Retreat will help you to intentionally work on your prayer life this Advent — wherever you are, and whenever you have the time.

Once you register, we will send all the presentations to your email for you to enjoy :)

St. John Paul II said, “The Word who found a dwelling in Mary’s womb comes to knock on the heart of every person with singular intensity this Christmas.” We hope the Pray More Retreat will help you to be ready to open the door to our Lord, Jesus Christ, and to respond to His call to holiness and faithfulness.

God bless you!

John-Paul & Annie

PrayMoreNovenas.com

Why Join the Pray More Advent Retreat?

Learn how to have a holy, prayerful and transforming Advent.

Renew your hope as you wait expectantly & joyfully for God to work in your life and to answer your prayers.

Slow down during this busy season and reflect on your relationship with Jesus, and grow closer to Him through prayer.

Deepen your faith and pray more from the comfort of your own home or while you’re on the go!

SPEAKERS

Katie Sciba Retreat Speaker

Katie Sciba is a national speaker, retreat writer, and six-time Catholic Press Award-winning columnist. She holds a degree in theology from Benedictine College, and her work on Catholic minimalism, spiritual intimacy with Jesus, as well as marriage and family has impacted audiences nationwide. Katie writes for Cincinnati’s Catholic Telegraph and has been featured on several podcasts and radio shows. Her humor and honesty enable her to connect well with a crowd.

At home, Katie homeschools her children and plays an active part in her husband’s small business. She and Andrew live with their family in Omaha, Nebraska.

You can learn more about her on her website and on her Facebook page.

Elizabeth Ficocelli Photo

Father Patrick Mary Briscoe has recently finished his studies in theology at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. Ordained a priest in May 2016, he presently serves at St. Pius V parish in Providence, Rhode Island. He has two younger sisters–who are twins–and thus has no fear of picking fights, even when he’s outnumbered! 

Fr. Patrick graduated from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, where he majored in philosophy and French literature. Since joining the Dominican Order, he has served in campus ministry, as an intern at the Archdiocese of Washington, as a missionary in Kenya (alongside the Missionaries of Charity), and at St. Matthew’s Cathedral in Washington, DC. Following his ordination to the priesthood, he worked on special assignment for the Knights of Columbus in Krakow, Poland, as an organizer at the World Youth Day Mercy Centre.

John Kinuthia Retreat Speaker Photo

John Kinuthia is a Catholic Speaker and Retreat Presenter who inspires people to live their faith fully alive. In his ministry, John is dedicated to helping every person Awaken the Saint Within.

John is also the Director of Cornerstone Impact, a professional training and coaching company that facilitates engaging and highly impactful personal growth and professional development programs to strengthen teams, improve relationships and increase productivity.

He was born and raised in Kenya and is the 2nd of 7 children. In Kenya, he was involved in many aspects of his Catholic Faith including a member of a ‘Small Christian Community’, Catholic Youth Leadership, and a member of VIDES Kenya, a volunteer organization that serves underprivileged children in the Nairobi Area, which is where he met his wife.

In 2012, John came to the US to reunite with the love of his life and pursue his dreams. John enjoys spending time with his family. He and his wife are blessed with 3 beautiful boys; Joey, Caleb and Leo.

Stacey Sumereau Retreat Speaker Photo

Stacey Sumereau was a touring Broadway singer and dancer in classic hit shows The Wizard of Oz and Beauty and the Beast. Stacey toured 43 States and nearly every province of Canada before discovering that God was calling her away from the competitive world of theatre.

She was sought by cameras to be featured on the Reality TV Show The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns as one of five young women discerning a religious vocation. Although she discerned that God was calling her to marriage and motherhood, Stacey’s discernment experience sparked a call to encourage other young people to let God guide their life choices and to live out of their God-given dignity.

Stacey uses her unique talents of singing, humorous storytelling, and even fire-eating! She has spoken at the National Catholic Youth Conference, the LA Religious Education Congress, and dioceses and parishes across the Country. She hosts the popular Catholic podcast Called and Caffeinated. You can find her online at staceysumereau.com, and on social media @staceysumereau.

“There were many personal moments in which the speakers touched my heart and brought me closer to God’s love.”

Katherine

“All the speakers were wonderful and it felt like they were speaking directly to me. I did not want it to end!”

Marguerite

“Wonderful talks! Great concept! Easy access!!!”

Julie

Contact Us:

If you have any questions about the Pray More Retreat, you can e-mail us at:

John-Paul & Annie, PrayMoreNovenas.com
E-mail: [email protected]
Please put “Pray More Retreat” as your e-mail subject.