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 August 11th!

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.

2020 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.

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

Humility: The Foundation of Prayer

by Pete Burak

“Can you drink the chalice I’m going to drink?”

by Scott Powell

Having Hope in a Faithful God

by Ashley Stevens

Getting to Know Jesus Better this Lent

by Emily Stimpson Chapman

How to be Led by the Holy Spirit

by Pete Burak

 

Trusting in God’s Will

by Ashley Stevens

Denying Ourselves, Taking Up Our Cross and Following Him

By Emily Stimpson Chapman

Bringing Our Wounds to Christ

by Ashley Stevens

Jesus Wants Our Conversion, Continuously

by Pete Burak

Coping with God’s (Seeming) Silence

by Emily Stimpson Chapman

Mary’s Role in Our Redemption

by Scott Powell

Redemptive Suffering

by Pete Burak

“God, show me a sign”

by Ashley Stevens

Dealing with Unanswered Prayers

by Emily Stimpson Chapman

The Prodigal Son and The Merciful Father

by Scott Powell

Believing Our Identity as “Beloved”

by Fr. Patrick Gonyeau

St. Joseph: Protector and Father

by Scott Powell

Overcoming Lies of the Devil

by Fr. Patrick Gonyeau

Overcoming our Temptations 

by Fr. Patrick Gonyeau

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

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

Emily Stimpson Chapman

Pete Burak

Fr. Patrick Gonyeau

Scott Powell

Ashley Stevens

 

— 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!

“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 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 19 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.

Once you register, we will send you all the presentations through your email 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

Dr. Scott Powell is a teacher, theologian, and author. He is the director of the Aquinas Institute for Catholic Thought, an outreach to the University of Colorado Boulder, and is also an affiliate of the Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization, Thought and Policy at the University of Colorado. He has taught at the Augustine Institute and the Saint John Vianney Theological Seminary’s Catholic Biblical School. He and his wife, Annie, founded Camp Wojtyla, a Catholic outdoor adventure program for youth based in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Scott also co-hosts and produces the popular podcast “The Word on the Hill with the Lanky Guys” and has 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 Catholic outlets. He holds a doctorate in Catholic Studies from Maryvale Institute/Liverpool Hope University in England. Scott is also the author of “An Environmental Ethic for the End of the World: An Ecological Midrash on Romans 8:19 – 22,” recently published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Scott and his wife live near Boulder, Colorado with their three children: Lily Avila, Samuel Isaac and Evelyn Luca.

Elizabeth Ficocelli Photo

Emily Stimpson Chapman is an award-winning Catholic writer based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Her books include The Catholic Table: Finding Joy Where Food & Faith Meet (Emmaus Road, 2016); The American Catholic Almanac: The Patriots, Saints, Rogues, and Ordinary People Who Changed America (Image, 2014), These Beautiful Bones: An Everyday Theology of the Body (Emmaus Road, 2013), and The Catholic Girl’s Survival Guide for the Single Years (Emmaus Road, 2012).

Chapman writes regularly about faith, hospitality, and food at her blog, The Catholic Table (www.thecatholictable.com).

Pete Burak is the director of i.d.9:16, the young adult outreach of Renewal Ministries. 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, and the host of the popular YouTube show called Cathlist.  Pete and his wife Cait have four children.

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.

Fr. Patrick Gonyeau is a priest from Detroit who is on fire. After four years of priesthood, he experienced a breakthrough surge of stunning healings in ministry that changed his life, convincing him that Jesus loves to give his disciples power to share the gospel and power to heal (Mark 16:18). He carries an infectious joy, inspiring faith, a passion for healing and a unique grace to equip and activate believers into the healing ministry of Jesus.

“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.

2019 Healing Retreat

The Pray More Healing Retreat

Inspiring talks to help you heal, move forward and grow closer to God.

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

Anger, Fear, Loneliness and Sorrow: Handling These Emotions & Seeking Peace

by Jeannie Ewing

Embracing Our Cross: Redemptive Suffering

by Joshua Mazrin

“Forgiving God, Others and Yourself”

by Jeannie Ewing

“God Makes All Things New: Beauty, Healing, and Redemption from Pain”

by Ashley Stevens

Grief, Healing, and Meditating on Our Lady of Sorrows

by Jeannie Ewing

 

Healing from Emotional Wounds

by Jonna Schuster

Healing from Feeling Worthless

By Tim Lucchesi

Hearing God’s Voice on the Journey to Healing

by Jim Schuster

How to Lean on the Holy Spirit During Suffering

by Joshua Mazrin

Jesus, Our Divine Physician

by Dr. Bob Schuchts

Our Blessed Mother Mary: Her Suffering and Ours

by Joshua Mazrin

Praying for Healing

by Dr. Bob Schuchts

Six Spiritual Principles of Healing after Grief & Loss

by Jeannie Ewing

Standing with the Suffering: The Power of Normalcy

by Ashley Stevens

The Healing Power of the Sacraments

by Dr. Bob Schuchts

Standing with the Suffering: The Power of Showing Up

by Ashley Stevens

Uniting Our Suffering to Jesus to Find Healing

by Dr. Bob Schuchts

Trusting God in the Unknown

by Ashley Stevens

Witnessing to Our Loved Ones Who Have Left the Church

by Joshua Mazrin

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

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

Jeannie Ewing

Dr. Bob Schuchts

Jim Schuster

Tim Lucchesi

Joshua Mazrin

Ashley Stevens

Jonna Schuster

 

— Why join the Pray More Healing Retreat? — 

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

“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 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 loss, grief, emotional pain — pain caused by others. 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 and how to practically pursue healing. Lastly, we also have a few talks 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 also created a short study guide to go with each talk.

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, we will send all the presentations to your email 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.

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

Jeannie Ewing is a Catholic spirituality writer and national speaker who focuses on moving through grief, the value of redemptive suffering, and how to wait for God’s timing fruitfully. Her books include Navigating Deep Waters, From Grief to Grace, A Sea Without A Shore, For Those Who Grieve, and Waiting with Purpose. She is a frequent guest on Catholic radio and contributes to several online and print Catholic periodicals. Jeannie, her husband, and their three daughters (plus one baby boy) live in northern Indiana. For more information, please visit her website jeannieewing.com. Follow Jeannie on social media: Facebook | LinkedIn | Instagram 

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Joshua Mazrin is a Catholic speaker and writer. He is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville with a Bachelors and Masters in Theology, while also currently working on his PhD in Systematic Theology at Ave Maria University. Joshua also serves as Director of Evangelization for the Catholic Diocese of Venice in Florida. You can learn more about him here.

Bob Schuchts, Ph.D. is the founder of the John Paul II Healing Center, and is a nationally renowned speaker throughout North America and overseas. Bob is the author of Be Healed: Encountering the Powerful Love of Jesus in Your Life; and Be Transformed: The Healing Power of the Sacraments; Real Suffering: Finding Hope and Healing in the Trials of Life; and Forty Weeks: A Journey of Healing and Transformation for Priests, with Fr. William Watson. Bob has also contributed to numerous publications and has published resources available through the Healing Center.

Bob spent more than 30 years as a marriage and family therapist, while also teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in marriage and family relationships, human development, applied psychology, and marriage and family therapy. He held adjunct professor positions at Florida State University, Tallahassee Community College and the Center for Biblical Studies in Tallahassee, Florida. He has also taught courses at the Theology of the Body Institute and the Augustine Institute. Bob is a widower with two married daughters and eight grandchildren

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.

Jim Schuster is co-founder of Catholic Revival Ministries, which exists to help Catholics step into the fullness of their identity and gifting as sons and daughters of God. He also serves as a ministry coach with The Evangelical Catholic, helping ministries to equip leaders and launch strategic small group evangelization movements. He believes in utilizing the collective wisdom of ministry, business, and entrepreneurial thought-leaders, while maintaining a dependence and responsiveness to the indispensable action of the Holy Spirit.

Jim holds an M.A. in systematic theology from Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Illinois. He has more than a decade of experience working in full-time parish ministry, previously serving within the diocese of Arlington, VA as a Director of Evangelization and as a Director of Youth Ministry. Jim and his wife, Jonna, currently reside in Northern California. 

Jonna Schuster is an artist and a pioneer who is passionate about seeing the fulfillment of Jesus’ prayer: “on earth as it is in heaven.” She graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in graphic design, and completed a master’s degree in moral theology at Christendom Graduate School. She spent 10 years as a full-time Director of Youth Ministry in the diocese of Arlington, VA, before which she served for two years as Campus Minister at Western Illinois University.

She and her husband, Jim, recently launched Catholic Revival Ministries, where they serve the Church by equipping Catholics to bring supernatural impact to all areas of life by partnering with the Holy Spirit in power and love. They believe everyone is called to greatness, and they have a heart to see people come into the fullness of their identity & calling. They also have a deep value for ecumenism. When she’s not trying to change the world, Jonna enjoys exploring the outdoors, creating beautiful things, and spending quality time with her loved ones.

Tim Lucchesi is the Director of Chaste Love; a ministry dedicated to sharing the truth about the dignity of every person. He is to husband Jess and father of two children: a toddler named Evelyn an infant son named Maximilian. After working in a parish and regional youth ministry for six years, Tim felt God calling him to be a stay-at-home dad and create Chaste Love ministry with his wife. In addition, God and family, the great loves of Tim’s life are cheesecake, science fiction, St. John Paul II, superhero movies and the virtue of chastity. 

“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 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.

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

Healing and Liberation through Lent, Prayer and Fasting

by Tim Glemkowski

The Prodigal Son: “Be Reconciled to God”

by Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers

The Trouble When We Rely On Our Own Strength

by Mary Lenaburg

Jesus is Doing Something New:
“Go and Sin No More”

by Fr. John Burns

Saints Who Suffered & What We Can Learn From Them

By Jon Leonetti

 

“Searching for and Maintaining Peace”

by Tim Glemkowski

Coping with God’s Silence

by Sr. Faustina

Experiencing God’s Mercy, Part I

by Amanda Texeira

The Call to Be Humble

by Mary Lenaburg

God Wants Our Conversion, Not Our Death or Downfall

by Tim Glemkowski

Listening to and for God’s Voice

by Sr. Faustina

Experiencing God’s Mercy, Part II

by Amanda Texeira

Prayer, Penance & Almsgiving: Reordering Our Lives to the Gospel

by Jon Leonetti

Jesus Came (And Comes) To Rescue You

by Fr. John Burns

What We Can Learn from the Story of the Bronze Serpent

by Sr. Faustina

Returning to the Lord With our Whole Hearts

by Fr. John Burns

The Truth Will Set You Free

The Truth Will Set You Free

by Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers

Rich in Mercy

by Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers

Fr. John Burns

Sr. Faustina Maria Pia

Jon Leonetti

Tim Glemkowski

Mary Lenaburg

Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers

Amanda Texeira

 

— 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.

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!

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

“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 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. 

Once you register, we will send you all the presentations to your email 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 Lenten season.

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.

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

Renew your hope as you wait expectantly & joyfully for God’s answers to your prayers.

SPEAKERS

Fr John Burns

Rev. John Burns is a priest of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Ordained a priest in 2010, he has served as an associate pastor and pastor in Milwaukee as well as an adjunct professor of moral theology at the Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology. He is currently studying for a doctorate in moral theology at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome. His doctoral research focuses on the intersection of psychology and grace in the work of healing through forgiveness.

Fr. Burns directs retreats and missions in the Archdiocese, works in multiple capacities with both the Men of Christ and Women of Christ annual conferences, and contributes to the young adult renewal ministries of ARISE and Cor Jesu. Beyond the Archdiocese, he is a speaker at Franciscan University of Steubenville’s annual conferences as well as Focus’s SEEK Conference.

Fr. Burns is a regular guest on Relevant Radio’s The Inner Life and has appeared on EWTN’s Life on the Rock and Bookmark. He works extensively with the Sisters of Life and Mother Teresa’s sisters, the Missionaries of Charity, and has given retreats, conferences, and spiritual direction for the sisters in Africa, Europe, and the United States.

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Mary Lenaburg is a writer, speaker, wife and mother sharing her witness and testimony to groups of all ages about God’s Redeeming love and that faith is the courage to want what God wants for us, even if we cannot see where the path leads. Acceptance + Trust = Unimaginable Joy.

Mary’s first book, “Be Brave in the Scared: How I Learned to Trust God During my Most Difficult Days” will be published by Ave Maria Press on May 10, 2019. It is available to order on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and wherever books are sold.

Mary and her husband have been happily married for 30 year, finding joy among the ashes having lost their disabled daughter Courtney in 2014. They live in Northern Virginia with their grown son Jonathan.  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 chose this time and place just for you, so make the most of it.”

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’s the author of three books: 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 and talks have been endorsed by Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, New York Times Bestselling author Immaculee Ilibagiza, Mark Hart, Chris Stefanick, 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 nations 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 Joseph and Gianna. Jon has a masters degree in moral theology.

SrFaustina is the youngest of eight children and has a twin sister. She’s originally from Connecticut. She studied psychology and nursing prior to entering the Sisters of Life in 2009. She currently serves as the assistant Vocation Director. She loves life, all things rustic, but Jesus most of all! And yes, Jesus I trust in You, is her motto.
The Sisters of Life immerse themselves in Eucharistic prayer within a vibrant community life, and their missions include caring for women who are pregnant and in crisis; retreat works; accompanying college students on campus; inviting those suffering after abortion to receive the healing mercy of Jesus; intercessory prayer; and fostering a Culture of Life through evangelization.

Tim Glemkowski is the president and founder of L’Alto Catholic Institute, a not-for-profit apostolate dedicated to helping parishes become more effective at forming disciples. Tim is a sought after international speaker and leader who has served in various roles in evangelization including teaching high school theology, youth and young adult ministry at a parish, and as a director of evangelization and catechesis. He double-majored in theology and philosophy at Franciscan University of Steubenville and has his Master’s in Theology from the Augustine Institute in Denver, CO. Tim is passionate about seeing the Church renewed through discipleship. His favorite way to recreate is to be in the outdoors with his wife Magdalene and their two young children.

Amanda Teixeira hails from Omaha, Nebraska. She is a wife, mother, and co-founder of WalletWin, a personal finance education company. Amanda is a nationally sought after speaker and writer on the topics of finances, faith, leadership, and intentional living. Before launching WalletWin, she served nine years as a staff member with FOCUS. When she isn’t running her business, Amanda can be found having spontaneous dance parties or exploring the outdoors with her husband Jonathan, daughters Josephine, Charlotte, and Eleanor and their beloved Labrador Retriever, Wrigley.

Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers – known around the world as the “Dynamic Deacon” – is one of the most sought-after speakers in the Church today. He is a powerful and passionate evangelist and preacher, whose no-nonsense approach to living and proclaiming the Catholic faith is sure to challenge and inspire those who hear him.

He travels across the United States and around the world speaking at conferences, workshops, retreats, parish missions, high schools, and young adult events – in short, to everyone who desires to know Jesus intimately and enjoy a deeper personal relationship with Him. His areas of expertise include marriage and family life, discerning the will of God, the sacraments, male spirituality, pro-life issues, evangelization, prayer, and many others.

Deacon Harold holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master of Theological Studies Degree from the University of Dallas. He co-hosts the Eternal Word Television’s Network’s popular radio program, “Morning Glory”, and the weekly broadcast “Living Stones” on Mater Dei Radio. Deacon has also appeared as a guest on numerous other national and international radio programs, including “Catholic Answers Live” and “Vocation Boom Radio.

Retaining a deep love of Benedictine spirituality which he gained during his time discerning a call to that religious community, Deacon Harold is a Benedictine Oblate of Mt. Angel Abbey. He is also a member of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars and the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy.

Most importantly, he is married to his lovely wife, Colleen, and they have four beautiful children. They live in Portland, Oregon, where Deacon Harold is assigned to Immaculate Heart Catholic Church.

“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.

2018 Advent Retreat

The Pray More Advent Retreat

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

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

Advent: What Are We Waiting For?

by Br. Casey Cole

Letting the Lord Work in Us

by Br. Casey Cole

Encountering Christ Within

by Br. Casey Cole

Knowing & Doing the Will of the Father: Not Everyone Will Enter the Kingdom of Heaven

by Pete Burak

Jesus’ Familial Love for Us: “His Heart Was Moved by Pity”

by Pete Burak

Pray Big: “Ask for a sign from the Lord, your God”

by Fr. Kyle Manno

Faith Through Suffering

by Pete Burak

Rejoicing in the Lord

by Br. Casey Cole

St. Joseph’s Side of the Story

by Pete Burak

Finding the Lost Sheep

by Fr. Kyle Manno

Restless Hearts

by Fr. Kyle Manno

What does the Song of Songs have to do with Advent?

by Fr. Kyle Manno

Bible 101: A Crash Course in Scripture, Part I

By Katie Patrizio

Bible 101: A Crash Course in Scripture, Part II

by Katie Patrizio

Bible 101: A Crash Course in Scripture, Part III

by Katie Patrizio

Bible 101: A Crash Course in Scripture, Part IV

by Katie Patrizio

Katie Patrizio

Fr. Kyle Manno

Br. Casey Cole

Pete Burak

+ Full Bio’s Below +

 

— Why join the Pray More Advent Retreat? — 

 

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

Slow down and reflect on your prayer life and encounter with Jesus.

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?

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

Renew your hope as you wait expectantly & joyfully for God’s answers to your prayers.

“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 5 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 and prayers 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 you 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 season.

Slow down and reflect on your prayer life and encounter with Jesus.

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?

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

Renew your hope as you wait expectantly & joyfully for God’s answers to your prayers.

SPEAKERS

Fr. Kyle Manno grew up in Palatine, IL with two loving parents and the youngest of four children. He went to Northern Illinois University where he studied music. During his time in college, he started taking sign language classes at the local parish with a priest. He soon discovered that priests and the faith are much more enjoyable than he ever thought. After much prayer, he decided to apply to the seminary. Upon graduating from NIU with a Music Education degree he was accepted to Mundelein Seminary where he spent two years studying philosophy and another four years studying theology. During his time in seminary he was able to study Spanish in Mexico, as well as in an El Salvadorian Orphanage with 250 kids.

He was ordained to the priesthood of Jesus Christ on June 4, 2016. Of that day he says, “I can honestly say, that was the happiest day of my life. I cannot imagine doing anything else…As a deacon, I was ordained to serve. As a priest, I was ordained to give up my life so that all of you can get to heaven.” Father Manno currently serves as Vocation Director for the Diocese of Rockford and Parochial Vicar of the Newman Center at Northern Illinois University. 

Father Manno also has a street evangelization project entitled, “Priest with Mic” in which he speaks to people around the U.S. about their beliefs and thoughts. He recently also brought “Priest with a Mic” to Sirius XM radio with a 3 part series that talked on Evangelization, Happiness, and love. To find out more about Father Manno visit fathermanno.com

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Katie Patrizio is a popular speaker and teacher with a gift for making the most elusive topics accessible and meaningful to a wide range of audiences.  Best known for her talks on Scripture, she’s also passionate about inspiring people to holiness.

A native of Southern California, Katie holds a Bachelor’s degree in philosophy and theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville and a Master’s degree in Biblical theology from John Paul the Great Catholic University in San Diego.

She currently serves as the Director of Faith Formation at St. Cecilia Parish in Ames, IA and as an instructor for the Catechetical Institute of the Diocese of Des Moines.  She is a frequent guest on Iowa Catholic Radio and speaks and teaches often on topics of Scripture and popular theology. ​In her free time Katie enjoys reading, flying, and competitive rowing. You can learn more about her here.

Pete Burak is the director of i.d.9:16, the young adult outreach of Renewal Ministries. i.d.9:16 seeks to form young adults into intentional disciples of Jesus Christ by supporting parishes through training, content, and ongoing support. He is a 2010 graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, and has earned a Master’s Degree in Theology from Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, Michigan. His Master’s thesis is titled, “Responding to the Crisis of Discipleship Among Catholic Millennials” and he has also written a popular booklet called “Gamechanger: The Role of the Holy Spirit in the New Evangelization.” Pete is one of the founders of the Millennial Church Conference and he is a frequent speaker on discipleship, evangelization, and young adult topics. He hosts a weekly YouTube show called Cathlist. Additionally, Pete is the co-director of Pine Hills Boys Camp, a Christian leadership camp for young men. Pete and his wife Cait have three children: Grace, Erin, and Donovan and one more on the way!

Br. Casey Cole graduated from Furman University in 2011 with a degree in Religious Studies with a minor in poverty studies. In August 2017, he made solemn profession with the Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans), and was ordained a deacon in March of 2018. He’s currently living in Chicago finishing studies at the Catholic Theological Union. He’s published a book entitled, Called: What Happens After Saying Yes to God.

“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.

2018 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.

Here’s a preview of the retreat! 

Here’s What You Get When You Register:

6 Speakers
20 Reflective Study Guides
20 Video & Audio Presentations

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

What to do when God is Silent

What to Do When God is Silent

by Tim Glemkowski

The Power of Hope & Prayer in Dark Times

The Power of Hope & Prayer in Dark Times

by Amy Thomas

Moving from Fear to Faith Part I

Moving from Fear to Faith, Part I

by Gary Zimak

Our mission and the fruit of our suffering

Our Mission and the Fruit of Our Suffering

by Tim Glemkowski

Moving from Fear to Faith II

Moving from Fear to Faith, Part II

by Gary Zimak

 

Healing from wounds caused by Others

Healing from Wounds Caused by Others

by Amy Thomas

Moving from fear to faith part III

Moving from Fear to Faith, Part III

By Gary Zimak

The Longest Hour: The Story of My Son, and Soon to be saint and miracle part I

The Longest Hour: The Story of My Son, a Soon-to-be Saint, and a Miracle, Part I

by Bonnie Engstrom

Consoling Jesus' Heart and Growing Closer to Him

Consoling Jesus’ Heart and Growing Closer to Him

by Tim Glemkowski

The Longest Hour: The Story of My Son, and Soon to be saint and miracle part II

The Longest Hour: The Story of My Son, a Soon-to-be Saint, and a Miracle, Part II

by Bonnie Engstrom

Healing the Father Wound Part I

Healing the Father Wound, Part I

by Maura Preszler

The Longest Hour: The Story of My Son, and Soon to be saint and miracle part III

The Longest Hour: The Story of My Son, a Soon-to-be Saint, and a Miracle, Part III

by Bonnie Engstrom

Healing the Father wound part II

Healing the Father Wound, Part II

by Maura Preszler

Letting God Make the Most of a Broken Past, Part I

Letting God Make the Most of a Broken Past, Part I

by Mario St. Francis Herrera

Healing the Father Wound, Part III

Healing the Father Wound, Part III

by Maura Preszler

Letting God Make the Most of a Broken Past, Part II

Letting God Make the Most of a Broken Past, Part II

by Mario St. Francis Herrera 

How You May Be Preventing Your Healing & How to Move Forward

How You May Be Preventing Your Healing & How to Move Forward

by Amy Thomas

Letting Go of a Broken Past Part III

Letting God Make the Most of a Broken Past, III

by Mario St. Francis Herrera 

When God asks us to be Little: The little way

When God Asks Us to Be Little: The Little Way

by Tim Glemkowski

Letting God Make the most of a Broken Past Part IV

Letting God Make the Most of a Broken Past, Part IV

by Mario St. Francis Herrera

Maura Preszler

Tim Glemkowski

Amy Thomas

Gary Zimak

Bonnie Engstrom

Mario St. Francis Herrera B.A., M.T.P.T 

+ Full Bio’s Below +

 

— Why join the Pray More Healing Retreat? — 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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 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 16 different talks on healing. Some of them are about healing from specific problems – things like anxiety and worry, addiction, abuse, miscarriage 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, we also have a few talks 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, we will send you all the presentations to your email 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.

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

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

Reflect on God’s mercy and immeasurable love for you. He is always with you.

SPEAKERS

Gary Zimak is the author of several books, including A Worrier’s Guide To The Bible, From Fear To Faith and Stop Worrying & Start Living. He is a frequent speaker at parishes and conferences across the country and is recognized as the leading Catholic speaker on the topic of overcoming anxiety. In addition, Gary is the creator and host of Spirit In The Morning on Holy Spirit Radio in Philadelphia, a regular guest on EWTN TV and Radio and the Director of Parish Services for Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Church in North Wales, PA. Gary also writes for The National Catholic Register, Catholic Digest and Catholic Exchange. He resides in South Jersey with his wife Eileen and daughters Mary and Elizabeth. You can follow him online at FollowingTheTruth.com.

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Maura Preszler was born and raised in northern New Jersey, where she graduated college from Seton Hall University. After college, she moved to Nashville, TN where she worked as a baker and pastry chef. In September 2011 God etched in her heart the desire to launch a ministry for women recovering from eating disorders and abuse inspired from her own story. She left her job and founded Made in His Image.

Maura has an immense yearning to inspire others to choose to see beauty in their suffering and in the ambiguity of life. It is her desire to use her story to foster hope and healing in the lives of all she encounters. Maura is dedicated to breaking the stigma associated with therapy and educating women about their inherent dignity, beauty, and the love that God has for them as Father. Maura is a former Division 1 runner and soccer player. She lives in San Diego, California with her husband Michael, and two sons, Pio and Noah.

Tim Glemkowski is the president and founder of L’Alto Catholic Institute, a not-for-profit apostolate dedicated to helping parishes become more effective at forming disciples. Tim is a sought after international speaker and leader who has served in various roles in evangelization including teaching high school theology, youth and young adult ministry at a parish, and as a director of evangelization and catechesis. He double-majored in theology and philosophy at Franciscan University of Steubenville and has his Master’s in Theology from the Augustine Institute in Denver, CO. Tim is passionate about seeing the Church renewed through discipleship. His favorite way to recreate is to be in the outdoors with his wife Magdalene and their two young children.

Bonnie Engstrom is a writer, baker, speaker, and homemaker. She, her husband, and six children live in central Illinois, and her son’s alleged miraculous healing through the intercession of Venerable Fulton Sheen was submitted to the Vatican for Sheen’s beatification. Bonnie enjoys chai tea, baking, and putzing about her yard. She blogs at A Knotted Life and you can find her on Instagram at @BonnieEngstrom.

Mario St. Francis Herrera B.A., M.T.P.T. is a husband, father,  speaker, model, actor, producer and is currently becoming a certified personal development facilitator and trainer, and he’s based out of the Washington DC area. Since experiencing a radical call to conversion at the age of 24, Mario has been a highly sought-after Catholic Speaker around the world most known for his conversion story from a “Hollywood to Holy-wood”. A young man without faith turned overnight into a passionate Eucharist-loving daily Mass-attending proud Roman Catholic Christian. After experiencing  his first World Youth Day in Toronto, 2002, he attended Franciscan University of Steubenville studying Catechetics, Philosophy, Theology and TV/Film. While there he was offered the opportunity to work for the manager of the most notable Catholic actor in Hollywood Jim Caviezel (Passion of the Christ). Leaving Steubenville, he spent a decade  working as a producer of Catholic media projects and speaking as a missionary on every continent, mostly to youth and young adults.

In 2012 he left his final long term Mission in India and settled back in the US. He  finished his undergraduate in Texas, graduating Magna Cum Laude from the Mexican American Catholic College with a degree in Pastoral Ministry. While in Texas, he met his wife and they have two beautiful young children and look forward to growing that family.

Amy Thomas hails from the great state of Kansas, though she’s lived the last 16 years away from the “Land of Oz” traveling the country with her Air Force Airman. She graduated from Kansas State University in 2001 and married her love, Dustin, that same year. She has three amazing kiddos–two daughters and a son. Amy runs the website Catholic Pilgrim and loves to write about the incredible journey of living a genuine, authentic Catholic life.

“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.