God is Close to Us

God is Close to Us

How can we deal with loss in a world that refuses to see it? Scripture tell us, “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; saves those whose spirit is crushed” (Psalm 34:19). Discover how all the losses we experience work to draw us closer to God and the fulfillment we long for.

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Healing, Mental Health, and Suffering

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

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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Jeannette Santos

Jeannette Santos

Jeannette Santos

Jeannette Santos is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, and is a certified Spiritual Director. She is a chaplain experienced in hospital and palliative care. Her specialties include grief and loss recovery, and overcoming anxiety based on the Word and healing of Jesus.

With over 40 years of marriage and experience raising five children, and with six grandchildren, her storytelling speaks to the challenges & conflicts that individuals, couples, and families of all stages in life face daily, toward hope & healing.

Specialties
Christian Spirituality, Discernment, Family, Forgiveness, Healing, Marriage, Mental Health, Motherhood, Relationships, Virtue, and Women



Jesus Wept: Where God Stands In Our Suffering

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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Lift Up Your Hearts: The Sacrament of Love

Lift Up Your Hearts: The Sacrament of Love

What do we do when our hearts are wounded? While hearing God’s Love Story for us, women discover the key to hope in any circumstance; found in the Eucharist and Holy Mass.

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Forgiveness, Healing, Jesus, Mass, Prayer, Sacraments, Suffering, and Women

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The Gaze of God

The Gaze of God

It seems that our work, our jobs, our schedules can become so full and be so demanding. Perhaps we don’t have enough time to even think! As Christians, we are called by Christ to be that light in the world which leads to hope; the hope which connects us to God and to help overcome despair and anxiety.

Christianity is about a Person, not a philosophy. You and I were created to live in a relationship with God. When we experience the gaze of God – we can have hope for healing that only God knows we need.

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Christian Spirituality, Healing, Jesus, and Prayer

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Being A Steward of Our Emotions

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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Angela Sealana

Angela Sealana

Angela Sealana

From an early age, Angela knew she wanted to apply her talents in teaching and communication for God’s glory. Since 2010, she has facilitated the presentation and promotion of Pilgrim Center of Hope through new and traditional media as Media Coordinator.

Angela knows how to communicate with a wide variety of audiences, applying her professional background in marketing and communications for both non-profit ministries and for-profit businesses. She holds a B.A. in English communication arts, with concentrations in marketing and theology from St. Mary’s University, and has over a decade of experience as an evangelizing catechist for ages 8 through 80+.

After discerning a possible call to religious life, she was surprised by a vocation to marriage. When she is not spending time with her husband and friends, Angela enjoys volunteering with projects promoting dialogue through pop culture.

Specialties
Christian Spirituality, Discernment, Healing, Media & Faith, Prayer, Sacred Art, Saints, Scripture, Suffering, Vocation, and Women



Deacon Scott Sowell

Deacon Scott Sowell

Deacon Scott Sowell

Deacon Scott spent 20 years in the US Air Force, is the father to four children, has two grandchildren, and works in the Aviation field. His reliance on, and openness to, the Holy Spirit and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, help him serve God and His people in a variety of ways. He enjoys working with others to help them better utilize their own God-given gifts and talents, as well as bringing them into closer relationship with the Lord.

His wife, Diane, is also on PCH Speaker Team.

Specialties
Deliverance, Evangelization, Healing, Holy Spirit, Marriage, Practicing Faith, and Prayer



Diane Sowell

Diane Sowell

Diane Sowell

Diane is a dynamic speaker filled with the Holy Spirit and driven to help others. She is a life-long Catholic who has lived in many states as well as overseas in Europe. As a former US Air Force officer, a mother of four children with two grandchildren, and a college educated professional, Diane capitalizes on her vast array of life experiences to relate with a wide variety of people, and help lead others to a fuller understanding of themselves, their values, and their beliefs, as well as bringing them into a closer relationship with the Lord.

Her husband, Deacon Scott, is also on the PCH Speaker Team.

Specialties
Deliverance, Evangelization, Healing, Holy Spirit, Marriage, Practicing Faith, and Prayer