Dominique Dominguez

Dominique Dominguez

Dominique Dominguez

Dominique Dominguez is a cradle Catholic from San Antonio, Texas. In 2015, she began to develop a relationship with Christ and has since enjoyed the journey of being a Christian Catholic. Dominique’s relationship started when she asked God to let her know that He, despite all her sinfulness, still loved her. What He gave her and gives all of us is the belief that “We are more precious than corals, and no treasure can compare with [us]” (Proverbs 3:15).

In 2019, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Theology with a Minor in Communications. After World Youth Day 2016 in Poland, she knew God was calling her to serve the youth – and so she has. Dominique has played the role of youth minister, CYO coach, and Faith Formation teacher. Currently, Dominique is a motivational speaker, podcaster, social media influencer, and founder of Soul Sharing 101 – a platform she uses to interview unique people to share with the world, while also encouraging others to live the life God has called them to live through adequate discernment.

Dominique is passionate about loving her neighbors as herself and sharing the good news of God’s love. As a young adult trying to actively spread the faith, Dominique has discerned that God is calling her to utilize her gifts of speaking, her education, and today’s technological realm to continue the mission of spreading His love.

Specialties
Christian Spirituality, Discernment, Media & Faith, Practicing Faith, Saints, Virgin Mary, Virtue, and Vocation



Ralph Paglia

Ralph Paglia

Ralph Paglia

Ralph has been married to the love of his life, Mary, for more than 50 years. He is a father and grandfather. Ralph retired after serving the United States Air Force in many capacities, including Instructor Pilot.

He is a parishioner at San Francesco di Paola (SFDP) Catholic Church and at St. Matthew Catholic Church in San Antonio. At SFDP, he serves as Lector, Eucharistic Minister, Sacristan, and Altar Server.

Ralph is a Lay Associate of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament.  His formal Promise states; “I wish to live my baptismal consecration according to the charism of Saint Peter Julian Eymard, and I want to place at the center of my life the Paschal Mystery, to contemplate it in prayer and to share with people the life flowing from it.”  He teaches classes to new Associates on the Eucharist, St. Peter Julian Eymard, the Congregation, the Liturgy of the Hours, and Prayer in the Presence of the Eucharist. He also responds to parishes and ACTS teams seeking a presentation or mini retreat on the Eucharist. Ralph has been a committed Eucharistic Adorer at St. Matthew’s Adoration Chapel for the past 23 years.

His leadership in the local Catholic community has also extended to serving as Pilgrim Center of Hope Catholic Men’s Conference Chairman in 2009, ACTS Retreat Director,  spearheading a novena & Masses of Saint Therese for worldwide evangelization, and 7 years teaching high school Confirmation classes at St. Matthew. Additionally, Ralph has planned and organized the Veteran’s Day Mass at his parish, and has served as MC of the program. This was inspired after his 2014 visit to Normandy Cemetery and Normandy Beach in France.

Ralph and his wife are blessed to have been pilgrims to many Marian apparition sites in Europe including Lourdes, Fatima, and the Basilica of Sant Andrea delle Fratte in Rome. Other pilgrimage experiences Ralph can speak about include the Miraculous Medal Chapel in Paris, the Shroud of Turin, the Basilica of St. Therese and her Carmel Convent in Lisieux, France.

Specialties
Eucharist, Men, Sacraments, and Virgin Mary



A Gift from the Mother of God: The Miraculous Medal

A Gift from the Mother of God: The Miraculous Medal

In 1830, Our Lady appeared to a French nun. Those visions would lead to the promulgation of the Miraculous Medal and the countless miracles that resulted from its use. Discover the origin and miracles associated with this powerful sacramental, which is yet another of the countless gifts from our Church to help us navigate today’s treacherous waters.

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Sacramentals and Virgin Mary

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Wearing Our Lady’s Mantle: The Wonderful, Miraculous Brown Scapular

Wearing Our Lady’s Mantle: The Wonderful, Miraculous Brown Scapular

A simple piece of brown wool becomes a gateway to a deeper, more meaningful relationship with Our Blessed Mother — a way to say to Heaven and Earth: “I’m one of Our Lady’s Lambs!” Discover how the wearing of the Brown Scapular, since Our Lady gave it to us, has a long history of miracles in the past centuries.

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Sacramentals and Virgin Mary

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Victor Negron

Victor Negron

Victor Negron

Victor is a husband, father, grandfather, practicing lawyer, former judge, past-President of the San Antonio Catholic Lawyers Guild, lay evangelist, Board Member of Pilgrim Center of Hope and A Woman’s Haven.

Judge Negrón became Board Certified in Family Law in 1987. As an author and presenter for various State Bar of Texas Professional Development Programs and University of Texas CLE Programs, he has helped to shape the evolution of family law in the State of Texas. Texas Monthly magazine named him a “Texas Super Lawyer,” and SA Scene Magazine recognized as one of “San Antonio’s Best Lawyers.” Among his many other recognitions are awards from the Archdiocese of San Antonio and from the San Antonio Catholic Lawyers Guild.

As a lay evangelist, Victor has served as a leader for Eucharistic Adoration of San Antonio, Inc., and has been involved with Pilgrim Center of Hope’s evangelizing activities since its early years – formerly as emcee for the Catholic Men’s Conference, and currently as a member of the PCH Board of Directors.

Specialties
Eucharist, Sacramentals, Sacraments, and Virgin Mary



Sharing Our Faith: Lessons from Mary, Star of Evangelization

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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Forming A Good Habit with Mary, Our Blessed Mother

Forming A Good Habit with Mary, Our Blessed Mother

We can find ten evangelical virtues of the Blessed Virgin Mary recorded in the Gospels. She is presented as the Most Holy Virgin Mary, an evangelical model for the whole Church, a model for us today. Discover how Mary’s virtues, as recorded in the Gospels, can be encourage us in our daily lives.

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Relationships, Virgin Mary, and Virtue

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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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Mary & Our Relationships

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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Mary’s Gifts from Heaven: Brown Scapular, Pillar from Heaven, and Her Image on Juan Diego’s Tilma

Mary’s Gifts from Heaven: Brown Scapular, Pillar from Heaven, and Her Image on Juan Diego’s Tilma

How often do we think of receiving a gift directly from Mary, the Mother of God? Learn how we obtained the Brown Scapular from Mary, and about a pillar in Spain that came from heaven. How has her image on Juan Diego’s tilma converted many? These gifts will remind us of the assurance of Mary’s maternal love for us.

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Sacramentals and Virgin Mary

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