Faith In Daily Life

A Letter to Women

Imagine receiving a letter from the desk of John Paul II to your personal mailbox! This Letter to Women directed to all women is a treasured message from John Paul II on the vocation of woman and her true dignity. Learn about the feminine genius he has coined as a beautiful expression of womanhood.

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Motherhood and Women

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Being A Steward of Our Emotions

It seems anger is one of the main sources for many problems today in relationships, in the workplace, in the classroom, in the home… and it is very sad to note that now even among the youngest of children, anger is apparent. Based on the work of Dr. Ronda Chervin (Six Steps from Anger to Peace – Taming the Lion Within); this presentation will mainly concentrate on identifying anger.

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Discernment, Family, Forgiveness, Healing, Relationships, and Virtue

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Bringing Jesus to Work

In our world of political correctness, it is sometimes hard and even forbidden to bring Jesus to work with you. In this talk, you will learn simple ways to not only bring Jesus to the workplace with you but how to evangelize through the simple act of kindness. This talk was inspired by the book The Go-Giver, by Bob Burg and John David Mann.

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Career, Jesus, Leadership, Practicing Faith, Vocation, and Workplace

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Discernment 101

As Christians, how are we called to direct ourselves in our daily decisions, vocational choices, and spiritual life? Don’t stress! Discover the Church’s wisdom on discernment, including essential principles from St. Ignatius of Loyola, in everyday language.

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Discernment, Holy Spirit, Practicing Faith, Prayer, Relationships, and Vocation

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Friend Requests from Heaven: How the Saints Can Help with Anxieties & Worries of Daily Life

After a brief overview of how the Church comes to recognize a Saint, we look into the lives of several popular and obscure saints to discover how their hardships and heartaches were catalysts to their sanctity, not hindrances. The saints are out to befriend us! By learning about them, we can learn to ask for their intercession and find more peace in our own lives.

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Practicing Faith and Saints

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Giving Your Testimony

This is a “how to” presentation for helping you develop your personal testimony or witness for both a personal one-on-one encounter, as well as in front of a group. We’ll approach this in three easy parts, including the ABCs of giving a testimony to a group. There is a very good reason for developing this skill: the evangelization of others for the purpose of their salvation!

Note: This presentation can be augmented with two songs.

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Evangelization

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How to Be A Leader, Like Pope Francis

Being a great leader is critical – not only at work, but at home and in your community. In our world, there are thousands of books, videos, and seminars on leadership; so why not learn from a leader who is responsible for over 1.2 billion people?

This talk is a book review of Lead with Humility, 12 Leadership Lessons from Pope Francis, written by Jeffrey A. Krames, who has written award-winning secular business books.

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Career, Family, Leadership, Practicing Faith, Vocation, and Workplace

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Jesus Wept: Where God Stands In Our Suffering

We all suffer, but where is God? Find answers in Jesus’ life and teachings. As we reflect on experiences of pain and suffering in our daily lives, discover an invitation to hope.

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Christian Spirituality, Healing, Jesus, Scripture, and Suffering

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Let There Be Light! How to Climb Out of Our Darkness to a Place of Peace

Most people experience depression for a time; that emotional state of sadness, gloom and dejection. Loss of any kind (people, relationships, employment, youth, vitality) can plunge us into an emotional darkness. For some it remains ever-present; a slow process of many disappointments that become life-long and part of our identity. Learn how to recognize depression, how it infects us and our loved ones and how to find peace in our loving God who desires to come into our darkness and lift us into His Light.

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Discernment, Family, Forgiveness, Healing, Mental Health, Relationships, and Suffering

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Living As A Catholic Today!

Using the guidance of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, instruction from our last two Popes, the words of our very own Archbishop of San Antonio, and supported by Scripture, we share practical ways to effectively live as a Catholic in the United States today.

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Evangelization and Practicing Faith

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Maria, modelo y guia de la oscuridad a la luz

Cuando haya espacio entre tus manos y tu corazón, no podras mas. Llama a nuestra madre María, que en tristeza o alegría nos cobija en nuestro andar. Prenda bella y entregada por nuestro amado Jesús, nos acompaña y nos guía de la oscuridad a la luz.

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Practicing Faith, Spanish, Suffering, and Virgin Mary

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Marriage: God’s Marvelous Design

Drawing on experience, Theology of the Body, the Catechism, and the scriptures, discover God’s marvelous design for marriage. Even through all the attacks we see on this precious covenant in today’s world, God desires and makes a way for strong marriages to thrive and grow in his grace and love.

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Marriage

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Mary & Our Relationships

How does a relationship with Mary affect our relationships? Do you think of Mary as a woman whose name has come down to us in history merely because she chanced to be the mother of Jesus Christ? Or does Mary’s role as the mother of Christ have a practical relationship to us? Spend time with Mary and receive direction on how she can help us daily in our relationships.

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Family, Relationships, and Virgin Mary

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On a Journey with Martha and Mary; How Our Personalities Are No Obstacle to God

Many women identify with Martha, burdened with much serving, and wonder how we can complete all the tasks of life and grow in holiness. Mary, chose the better part, but soon struggled to trust when Jesus did not meet her expectations.

Journey with Martha and Mary and discover how our personalities are the very way God draws us closer to him and his abundant life.

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Practicing Faith, Scripture, and Women

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Prayer for Busy People

We know prayer is important, but… life today is so demanding! With simple methods of prayer for any schedule, find hope, encouragement, and inspiration to develop your spiritual life and rediscover God’s presence each day.

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Family, Motherhood, Practicing Faith, and Prayer

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Pro-Life, Changing Hearts

It is our responsibilities as Catholics to be well-educated on the teaching of the Catholic Church when it comes to life issues. It is the goal of this talk to teach what it means to be a Pro-Life Catholic lovingly. Topics covered will include abortion/birth control, capital punishment, marriage/homosexuality, euthanasia, stem cell research, and cloning.

The focus of this talk is to educate to change hearts, not to condemn.

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Evangelization, Family, Practicing Faith, Pro-Life, Science, and Virtue

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Raising Catholic Kids

Learn how raising kids in the Catholic Church starts with us as parents and trickles down through the community of faith. Receive practical advice and tools to use when raising children in the faith.

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Family, Marriage, and Motherhood

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Sharing Our Faith: Lessons from Mary, Star of Evangelization

Does sharing your faith intimidate you? You are an important witness! Let a simple young woman from Nazareth inspire you to realize that you, too, are equipped to evangelize in your daily life.
Note: If desired, this talk can also be tailored to focus with / include a social media lens.

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Evangelization, Media & Faith, Practicing Faith, and Virgin Mary

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Sharing the Joy of the Gospel

This talk pulls important points from Evangelii Gaudium – The Joy of the Gospel, and shows them to be relevant to us in our world today.

Discover how to share the Good News and your own personal story to bring others to a relationship with Christ.

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Evangelization

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Surrender, Submit & Obey: Three Little Ways to Happiness

How can women be faithful Catholics and happy when our world teaches that the only way to women’s fulfillment is to be self-reliant, rebellious and domineering?

Discover how following God’s will through the treasure of the Catholic faith is the true path to a woman’s happiness and the woman she is created to be.

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Practicing Faith and Women

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The Waiting Game: Finding Joy in a Season of Impatience

Learn how to live joyfully and intentionally in the endless seasons of waiting. Whether it is the heartache of waiting for a baby, a spouse, or a new career, we can all find ourselves frustrated and lost in these seasons of life. Dig into the toolbox of prayer to find the gifts our Church has given to us to make these periods of life more meaningful (devotions to saints, the rosary, novenas, and practices like fasting) and discover practical ways to choose joy.

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Practicing Faith, Virtue, and Vocation

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