Mary & Her Messages of Hope

Mary & Her Messages of Hope

Mary is the crowning glory of God’s creation, the most favored of all humans, and yet she did not live in luxury and comfort. She lived a relatively poor life, only wanting to be “the handmaid of the Lord.” In Mary, we see God’s wisdom in his plan for humanity. Come and hear Mary’s message of hope through her apparitions in Lourdes and Fatima and discover the power of the Gospel Prayer called ‘the Hail Mary.’

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Prayer and Virgin Mary

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A Spiritual Journey with Sacred Art

A Spiritual Journey with Sacred Art

With our culture becoming more and more visually oriented, an intentional way of guiding ourselves or others to meditate or ponder sacred art is needed now more than ever. Genuine sacred art draws us to adoration and to prayer. Learn a beautiful method called Visio Divina – praying with sacred art.

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Christian Spirituality, Media & Faith, Prayer, and Sacred Art

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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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Four Attitudes In Our Search for God

Four Attitudes In Our Search for God

How many of us wonder if God knows who we are? How do we begin to be confident in God? Does God hear my prayer? Jesus assures us: Even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. This presentation will give a guideline on approaching our prayer life in a way that can be integrated in our daily lives. Be reminded that Christ is with you on your journey every day of your life!

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Christian Spirituality, Jesus, and Prayer

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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.

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



Mary Jane Fox

Mary Jane Fox

Mary Jane Fox

Mary Jane Fox and her husband had a re-awakening of their Catholic faith in the 1980s. While on a trip through the Holy Land, they were directed by a local priest to take a silent walk along the Sea of Galilee. There, Jesus unmistakably spoke to them each.

In September 1986, Tom and Mary Jane Fox left their respective careers in hotel management and the travel industry to work full-time for St. Matthew Catholic Church. For the first seven years, their main ministry was door-to-door home visitation; in the first few years, they visited over 10,000 families. They also helped establish other outreach ministries at St. Matthew.

In 1992, the Foxes led a group of pilgrims in the Holy Land. After escorting them to the airport, they returned to Jerusalem to spend two weeks in a hermitage in the Garden of Gethsemane. In those two weeks of prayer, they discerned that God wanted them to develop a Catholic evangelization ministry. With the help of friends and benefactors, Pilgrim Center of Hope was founded in June of 1993.

Tom was ordained to the permanent Diaconate in August 1988. They became Oblates of the Congregation of St. John in 1991.

Tom and Mary Jane’s mission has included travel to parishes in California, Kansas, Louisiana, Mexico, and within Texas to give presentations on their ministry experiences, Parish Missions and on Door-to-Door Home Visitation Outreach. In June 1989 and June 1990, they assisted the pastor of St. Ignatius Parish in Belize City, Belize, in a parish-wide evangelization effort.

Their ministry of pilgrimages has led them to Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Eygpt, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Greece and Turkey. Their speciality (and dearest to their hearts) is the Holy Land, having traveled there more than 54 times since 1986.

Their ministry work has been featured in five nation-wide Catholic periodicals and on the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) show Living His Life Abundantly in 1995 on the video I Am the Bread of Life, produced by Stepstone Productions, Inc. In February 2008, they received the Catholic Television of San Antonio (CTSA) Leadership Award. In March 2011, they received Guadalupe Radio Network‘s ’Pescadores de Hombres‘ (Fishers of Men) Award. They were invested into the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre in October of 2011. In October 2012, they received the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation’s “Living Stones Award” on behalf of Pilgrim Center of Hope.

“The call we received from the Lord to serve in the field of Catholic evangelization has been a most enlightening, inspirational and challenging vocation!”

Specialties
Angels, Christian Spirituality, Jesus, Pilgrimage, Practicing Faith, Prayer, Sacred Art, Saints, Virgin Mary, 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