A Renewed Hope Conference

A ‘Renewed Hope’ Conference 

38 Speakers ⋅ 15 minute talks ⋅ 9.5 hours of video ⋅ 100% Catholic

Catholics feel they can check out – because they don’t see the point in checking in! These speakers come together with excitement, passion, and hope to share their big, beautiful ideas, and why Catholicism makes life worth living! 

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All of these talks are 100% free, and released on our Youtube channel. You are welcome to watch, comment, and share with a friend!

Start from the beginning, or you can open the playlist drawer (top right in the video) to select your talk.

How it works

Many Catholics feel like being Catholic is optional.

We don’t engage because we’ve lost the plot, don’t know why it matters, and don’t know where it’s all going.

Watch dozens of key speakers giving short talks on amazing topics!

Find out why today is best time to be Catholic – ever!

Life worth Living

Being Catholic literally makes your life better, and more exciting. Learn how!

Be a magnetic Catholic

Find out how to be an irresistible Catholic, the kind of person everyone wants to be friends with.

Confidence about the truth

Meet incredible speakers, and discover why they love being Catholic!

Speakers

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    Fr Dwight Longenecker

    A greeting and welcome prayer for the conference.

    A former Anglican now Catholic Priest, Fr. Dwight Longenecker is an author of 20 books, and a regular speaker at Men’s Conferences, lead parish missions and retreats and Diocesan events. In the spirit of C. S. Lewis, we need to find ways to communicate complex teachings in simple, ordinary ways. Fr. Dwight is passionate about communicating the Gospel with enthusiasm, joy, and orthodoxy.

    Meet Fr. Dwight→

    Event Feedback

    • Monica: Thank you Father for your spiritual blessing for all the speakers and for those of us eager to hear the words of our faith! Many Blessings to you!
    • Kendra: Loved this! No better way to start! God bless you!
    • Beverley: Thank you Father, yes something to think about, the Christian Terminology can be mystifying if you haven’t been around it before.

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        Dominic de Souza

        Dominic de Souza is the founder of SmartCatholics, and the conference host.

        After greeting you, he shares how a personal moment of failure in his past spurred a change in how he lives his Catholic identity, and why we all need to rediscover the energy and excitement that Christ brings to us in the modern world. Filled with stories and bold ideas, he deeply believes that we are heirs to a smart and beautiful heritage. It must inform our confidence in the truth, our willingness to be magnetic witnesses, and our own love for being alive.

        We all hope you enjoy this conference weekend! Please visit the Speaker profiles to learn more about them, and support them any way you can - sign up, connect with them on social, or join their programs.

        Special Link: Whitepaper by ActsXXIX (Re-Imagining What a Catholic Parish Can Be: A Destination for the 21st Century)

        Discussion: What do you think about this 'charism' that many Catholics are called to discover?

        Event Feedback

        • Christina : God Bless you Dominic for this platform, absolutely blessed by the messages from the wonderful and gifted speakers. Definitely feeling a Renewed Hope at the moment.
        • Rose: I liked your theme: "Checked out Catholic? Check Back In!" THANK you for giving us an opportunity to come together to "Check Back In" with focus and even fun!
        • Lawrence: That’s actually a wonderful story and I can only imagine that it was the work of providence that allow that situation to happen as early as it did… Here we are now!
        • Laura: I love your reference to the Saints... my brief encounter with JP2 made me a different person! All I can say is SO TRUE my Friend, so true!
        • Monica: Dominic, I know exactly how you felt when you were explaining how you overheard the young men behind you talking about Catholicism. You want to interject your thoughts, feelings with others, but we tend to keep silent for fear of interfering with the conversation, maybe we won't be able to support our feeling, or become embarrassed. It's hard not to speak up. I think when we become comfortable in our Catholic faith and want to share our love of God and His Son Jesus Christ, there won't be anymore 'keeping our mouths shut.' We will step up and add our voice in those types of conversations! Thank you for organizing this conference! God Bless!

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            Jason Evert

            Jason Evert has traveled to six continents to bring the message of purity to more than one million people over the past 20 years, and is the founder of chastity.com.

            Why Be Catholic? There’s ultimately only one reason: because it’s true. Discover the beauty and the treasures of the faith, as revealed through her saints and sacraments.

            Meet Jason →

            Event Feedback

            • Rita: Your talk was direct, timely, and made me want to know more about our Catechism!
            • Alejandra: Wow, I loved that image of imagining Christ in the confessional as a groom waiting to see his bride for the first time - so absolutely beautiful and transformative for the way we can approach the Sacrament! Beautiful, thank you!
            • Glenna: I loved what you said about how Jesus sees us when we go to confession in comparison to when a groom sees his bride for the first time walking down the isle. I decided to go back to confession after 15 years and it felt like i finally came home. I felt renewed in my faith.
            • Laura: Wonderful talk! It was so down-to-earth that everyone can understand your message. Very relatable to what many of us have gone through in our lives. My teen sons will love this!
            • Melissa: I enjoyed the part about Jesus Looking to his bride when we approach him. We’re concerned about how we look and he just melts when he sees us come to him.
            • Fr Popplewell: What a masterful - and entertaining - presentation! I love the analogy of nervous bride - penitent and loving bridegroom - Christ. "Sainthood is the full bloom of the human personality."

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                David Bereit

                David Bereit (founder and former CEO of 40 Days for Life) is married to Margaret, a cradle Catholic. After 28 years of attending Mass together, David was received into full communion with the Catholic Church at the 2018 Easter Vigil. During this presentation, the Bereits will share their love of Catholicism and what led David to convert.

                Author and Former CEO of 40 Days for Life, David Bereit is an experienced leader, an inspiring communicator, and strategic advisor to pro-life leaders and organizations around the world. Meet David

                Event Feedback

                • Rita: I know I was called to this Renewed Hope conference to watch and listen to your talk!!!
                • Christiana: Thank you for sharing your powerful story David and Margaret. Your story was full of hope and the love of God that never fails to call all of us by name. God bless your marriage, family and testimony, Amen.
                • Pablo: I felt inspired by your story of initiation into the Catholic Church. My priest says the Holy Spirit works slowly in a person to bring about a true conversion. The word "begin" as you mentioned in your story spoke to me too. There is a change I am being called to make in my life and I realized through your story that this change is a journey that I begin today and not an event. You both seem very dynamic! Thank you.
                • Laura: What an inspiring testimony. I can see the zeal for our Lord and the joy of being Catholic in the both of you. The message you give to begin wherever we are and to continue in our journeys are priceless. Thank you both so much!
                • Paola: Adoration has been transformative in my life too!! Thank you so much David and Margaret for your beautiful testimonial. God's timing is PERFECT! Love the blending of spontaneous and Catholic prayers! David, please connect me to your new tech company, I am in the process of putting together a virtual Catholic homeschool conference! Keeping your ministry in my prayers!!! God bless you both!!

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                    Charbel Raish

                    A former seminarian teacher, and father of 7, Charbel Raish’s radical conversion story moved him to found Parousia. He has organised 200+ events all over Australia with local and international speakers. Charbel has coordinated Faith Formation events for over 15 years.

                    How Islam Led me Back to Christ: An encounter that radically transformed a young man to be filled with zeal and passion for the truth. This led him into the seminary, study, marriage, being a father to seven children, and founding Parousia, a lay apostolate. Meet Charbel

                    Event Feedback

                    • Melanie: Thank you for sharing....your story is quite a tough one but inspiring.
                    • Paola: Thank you Charbel for your powerful and inspiring testimonial. There are indeed many paths to God, we are His children and He never abandons us, even when we take a crooked path! I could feel the JOY you have in your heart for the Lord as you spoke about that encounter with the Tabernacle and the image of Jesus in the Shroud of Turin! The JOY permeates your life now and nothing is ever the same! Thank you dear brother in Christ!
                    • Beverly: Thank you Charbel for sharing a truly inspiring testimony. It would seem that the Lord always had you in his loving hands, and how amazing that he used your friends to pinpoint the very questions, you most needed to find answers for!
                    • Pablo: What a wonderful testimony to the faith and to conversion. I did not realize until you pointed out how the very people that challenge us in our faith are the very instruments that strengthen it. Thank you.
                    • Laura: Wow! Thank you for sharing such a powerful testimony. So many of our youth are struggling as you did. I could definitely see the Holy Spirit guiding you down the right path.
                    • Robert: Thank you Charbel for your testimony... I constantly challenge my students to question their faith - not to undermine it, but rather to deepen their understanding so that they can grow in the wisdom of the Holy Spirit.

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                        Nicole Abisinio

                        Nicole Abisinio had a successful life and Hollywood career. But standing on a red carpet of a star-studded film premiere, at Cannes Film Festival, at the height of her acting and producing career, she began to understand what truth truly is. Her hunt for the truth led her to being Catholic.

                        What is Truth? Standing on the red carpet of a star-studded film premiere, at Cannes Film Festival, Nicole first began to understand what truth truly is. At the height of her acting and producing career, she began a hunt for the truth. It led her all the way to Catholicism – the best decision she ever made.

                        Meet Nicole→

                        Discussion: What happens when everything you planned for your life came true - and you realized it wasn't enough? How do you respond?

                        Event Feedback

                        • Angie: Thank you for sharing such raw emotion and So Much Truth. God wants our brokenness and True healing is definitely found in Him.
                        • Beverly: Thank you Nicole for your very heartfelt and honest testimony! I think you were very courageous, seeking God, in the midst of being so ill, really challenging at any time, but I guess always so unexpected when you are young. I’m a new Catholic and still have much to learn, especially about the power and healing qualities of meeting the Lord himself, through the Eucharist, so thank you so much for your wonderful story.
                        • Paola: I feel so honored to hear your story! So honored and blessed by your testimony to the REAL truth!
                        • Naomi: Wow! Nicole what a powerful testimony! Thank you for sharing your story and reminding us about the power and of the healing Eucharist
                        • Bridget: Powerful testimony, thanks Nicole! I was at the Cannes Film Festival two years ago (I'm a producer) so I know what you mean about that emptiness. Thank God I already had my faith then and managed to go to daily Mass while I was there- the relics of St Pio were in town at the same time I was! I really felt for those people that didn't have the same spiritual support. I'm so glad you have that now. God bless you!
                        • Pablo: That was an amazing testimony. I feel privileged and honored to have listened to your story. It speaks to the depths of my soul.
                        • Brian: Wow, this witnessing, your energy level gave me God bumps during several of your testimonies. Thank you.
                        • Lawrence: I really value the sharing of God infusing your suffering with meaning. It’s really encouraging. Thank you for sharing!

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                            Patrick Novecosky

                            Patrick Novecosky is an award-winning author and journalist with a passion for the New Evangelization and Pope St. John Paul II, whom he met five times.

                            John Paul the Great: The Pope of Hope: JP2 had every reason to be cynical about God and the world, but he was an eternal optimist because he understood salvation history and had a deep, personal relationship with the Lord enabling him to see God’s hand in everything — including tragedy. We’re called to the same — and to be excited about being Catholic in today’s world.Meet Patrick →

                            Discussion: What happens when everything you planned for your life came true - and you realized it wasn't enough? How do you respond?

                            Event Feedback

                            • Donna: Absolutely love JP2 and look forward to reading your new book! Thanks for your beautiful faith and sharing your insights with us.
                            • Susan: I still miss our beloved JPII. Thanks for these lovely insights and reminders of the great gift God gave to the world in him.

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                                Colin Nykaza

                                Colin Nykaza spent 7 years as a seminarian, with a Masters in Divinity. Today, he features on EWTN, and is the Director of Young Adult Outreach for the Archdiocese of New York. Colin’s life mission is to spread the messages of Divine Mercy and devotion to Our Lady.

                                Divine Mercy: God won’t be outdone by illness, fear, and anxiety: We are living in the time of mercy. How to tap into the tremendous amounts of grace Jesus is offering through the revelations of His Divine Mercy. Meet Colin

                                Discussion: Have you had any experiences of the Divine Mercy in your life? Care to share them?

                                Event Feedback

                                • Angie: Amen amen! Thank you! Prayed the Divine Mercy so much during my daughter's health battle these past 2 years that I had to re-string my Rosary! So much comfort found in this prayer
                                • Karen: Divine message! Thank you!

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                                    Joshua Mazrin

                                    Author and speaker, Joshua Mazrin is Director of Evangelization for the Catholic Diocese of Venice in Florida. With a Masters in Theology, he has taught college-level theology courses. ​Joshua happens to be a huge theology nerd (and likes to share it!).Meet Joshua →

                                    Hope Does Not Disappoint: Filled With the Spirit of God: The word ‘hope’ is often thrown around in anticipation for something to come. ‘Hopefully things will get better.’ But what if hope comes with blessings now, not just later? This isn’t wishful thinking, this is God’s presence in you NOW!

                                    Discussion: Is hope just wishful thinking in your life? Or does it give you the peace and serenity to move forward? How can you personally grow in hope and utilize it to expand your potential in your everyday life?

                                    Event Feedback:

                                    • Rose: Hi Josh - thank you for this. I love that you reminded us that BEAUTY is a way of reminding us and keeping us in a state hope. Blessings.
                                    • Angie: When my daughter was diagnosed with leukemia my world was shattered. One day I cried out to the Lord "Lord I can't do this without you, I need you now. I know that she's mine only for awhile and yours for all eternity, I'm not ready to let her go, but if it's your will help me to accept it, and help me to see the lessons throughout her battle". Immediately I was filled with peace, I knew without a doubt He had this and all I had to was hand it over to Him. Hardest thing I've had to do, but so freeing. Thank you for this beautiful reminder to put all our trust and faith in Him.

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                                        Judith Jolma

                                        Judith Jolma is a Convert, Wife, Homeschooling Mother of 4, Founder of Sophia Homeschool, Self-worth Strategist,Speaker, Writer and Entrepreneur. She is passionate about teaching women how to rise above depletion so they can give to their families from a life of wholeness. Meet Judith →

                                        Talk: YOU are your child's education
                                        Many parents feel unqualified to homeschool, and private school was not in the budget. Parents will remember that whether we homeschool or send children to school, we are still the primary educators.

                                        • Amen sister!! Hilarious back when our parents were homeschooling that was known as the thing that hippies are organic farmers did LOL 😂
                                        • Monica: Your mother really took a leap of faith home schooling her children. It is very understandable in this day and age and even back in the eighties. I have 3 daughters that went to parochial grade and high school. One has left her faith, one steps her toe into the water now and then, and the third hasn't left, but doesn't practice it. As their mother, I feel I have failed them as a Catholic. Just because we chose to send our daughters to catholic school, didn't guarantee they would continue to practice their faith. I have had a rebirth of my faith, and hope it rubs off on them, otherwise, they will never feel the love that I do from God. Thank you for sharing your mother's story. God Bless!
                                        • Angie: ❤ love this. Thank you! I felt like you were speaking to me, I have just recently decided to homeschool my youngest next year and my #1 fear is failing her. Thank you for this pep talk!
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                                          Life Worth Living

                                          Kate Capato

                                          Kate Capato

                                          Encounter the Divine through beauty

                                          Beauty is speaking to us, what is it saying?! An introduction to why/how art and beauty reminds us who we are and our calling. Meet Kate ->

                                          Sam Guzman

                                          Sam Guzman

                                          How Practicing Gratitude Can Change Your Life

                                          We see what we are looking for, we get what we expect. We are naturally wired to see what is negative and wrong in the world. If we can re-train ourselves to see all as grace, all as gift, we can begin transforming the way we see the world, and this in turn will change how we live. Meet Sam->

                                          Simon Carrington

                                          Simon Carrington

                                          How to Build Authentic Intimacy

                                          For those struggling in their marriage, here are a few ways to renew your hope in having a thriving relationship! Meet Simon ->

                                          Brenden Flynn

                                          Brenden Flynn

                                          Never give up

                                          I never really practiced my Catholic Faith growing up. Then God woke me up: A fatal car accident left me in a coma, and the doctors wanted to euthanase me. But I survived. Today, I feel more than excited to be Catholic. I feel honored. I get to share the faith with people now! All because the Faith finally brought me back home. Meet Brenden ->

                                          Taylor Schroll

                                          Taylor Schroll

                                          Making Catholicism Fun Again

                                          Pope Francis wrote in Joy of the Gospel, “there are many Christians whose lives seem like Lent without Easter.” Too often, as Catholics, we forget that the Gospel message truly is good news! The power of the Resurrection is offered to us by Jesus. The good news should permeate our lives so we can be radiant in joy and share that with the world. Meet Taylor ->

                                          Naomi Zepeda

                                          Naomi Zepeda

                                          We were not called to survive we were called to thrive!

                                          Religious vocations get years of training. But what about us, the laity? In our own vocations, we need intentional and strategic formation just as much. Discover the 8 main arenas of a woman’s life, and transform your life. Imagine if women everywhere could dive deep into our feminine genius and make real progress toward our best selves! Meet Naomi ->

                                          Monica McConkey

                                          Monica McConkey

                                          How to make personal prayer a constant habit!

                                          Through personal stories, Monica shares practical tips for prayer. They can be easily customized to fit our busy lives, using visual cues, habits, daily tasks, thoughts, feelings, and even our struggles as Prompts to Pray. Meet Monica ->

                                          Rachel Ullmann

                                          Rachel Ullmann

                                          Discover the gift only YOU can give!

                                          Catholic women often feel trapped in a certain mold or concept of “vocation”. In honor of the Pope St. John Paul II’s 100th birthday on May 18th, let’s dive into the truth of the dignity and vocation of women at all stages and seasons of life. The complementarity of lay and religious women is critical to the life of the Church and to the overall happiness of women! Come discover the gift only YOU can give, because of the gift that YOU are. Meet Rachel ->

                                          Maria Spears

                                          Maria Spears

                                          Discernment and Decision 101: Practical Ways to Know Where to Go in Life

                                          Too often we can stay stuck in a ‘discernment/indecision’ mode. We’re afraid of making the wrong choice, or not doing God’s will. In this talk, you will learn 4 super practical questions to ask and 4 action steps to take so that you can live a life of more freedom and confidence! Meet Maria ->

                                          Patrick Sullivan

                                          Patrick Sullivan

                                          Your Mission Field

                                          In a time when many are retreating into themselves, our Lord, the Good Shepherd looks to his sheepdogs to step into the field and do what only they can do: sing. Now is the time to bring them home. Meet Patrick ->

                                          Nicole Flynn

                                          Nicole Flynn

                                          Set the World on Fire

                                          I have learned strength from my pain-filled past, insights from my faith journey, and my conversion to Catholicism brought me empowerment and home in the Church! Now I am ready to set this crazy world on fire! Meet Nicole ->

                                          Dave DiNuzzo

                                          Dave DiNuzzo

                                          Catholicism Gives Us Purpose!

                                          What do you see in your future? What truly ignites a fire in you? Think about your hopes and dreams, and try to find one reason why Catholicism will get in the way. You can’t! Catholicism gives us purpose! Meet Dave ->

                                          Tony Vasinda

                                          Tony Vasinda

                                          Christendom is Dead. Long Live Christianity.

                                          Tony Vasinda dives into the shifts in his own life that caused him to leave the comfortable safety of parish ministry and to step into a full time missional reality of simply loving God, and loving his neighbors. Through his story he will also parallel the transitions we are going through in the Church, why we are losing 56% or Millennials, and how you can save the Church and save souls by doing two simple things. Meet Tony ->

                                          Karen Cruess, MA, LPC

                                          Karen Cruess, MA, LPC

                                          Rewriting Your Story with God

                                          6 keys to begin living the life of joy and peace that God has planned for you “from the beginning”. If you are someone who is not thrilled with the story you have been living out of, this talk will give you keys to stepping into a new story of deeper, joy peace, and passion for living. Meet Karen ->

                                          Anthony Digmann

                                          Anthony Digmann

                                          Why do we NEED Catholicism?

                                          We all have essential human needs. Beyond survival, some needs resurface continually throughout life. We feel them most passionately at dark emotional moments, such as times of pain, evil, illness, and more. What these all shout out to us is our authentic NEED for Catholicism. Join us for the talk to discover why! Meet Anthony ->

                                          Sam Halligan

                                          Sam Halligan

                                          3 Keys to Impacting The Next Generation

                                          Everyone desires and hungers for adventure, it is innate to the human heart. However, people seek adventure in all certain ways, specifically the youth. Generation Z, the current generation of high schoolers seeks adventure in so many ways apart from God and it is leading to a Mass exodus. What if we as the Church could lead the charge in authenticity? I propose that this adventure worth living for is found in: 1. A relationship with God. 2. Living in their Identity as a Son or Daughter of God. and 3. Living out a mission that only they can do. Meet Sam ->

                                          Be A Magnetic Catholic

                                          Sr Nancy Usselmann, FSP

                                          Sr Nancy Usselmann, FSP

                                          Media Mindful Discipleship: Becoming Cultural Mystics

                                          How can we integrate our faith within a media culture? By becoming mystics! Through theological reflection and critical engagement we can discover the needs of humanity present in the art of pop culture. To become inculturated evangelizers today, we are called to take a sacred look on what is expressed in the culture about humanity’s longing for that something more, for the supernatural, for God! Only then can we propose the true joy of the Gospel. Meet Sr. Nancy ->

                                          Mikki Sciba

                                          Mikki Sciba

                                          The Role of Hope in being Catholic

                                          In Pope Benedict VIX’s encyclical letter, Spe Salvi, he says that the one who has hope lives differently. During this talk I will go through some points found in Spe Salvi and how the virtue of hope transforms the way live. Meet Mikki ->

                                          Elena Nuñez Murdock

                                          Elena Nuñez Murdock

                                          Put Out Into The Deep

                                          Our society reflects the values of a highly secular and god-less culture. If we, Catholics, want to see change in our society we need bold action takers at the highest levels. In the corner office, in the boardroom, in media, and tech. Meet Elena ->

                                          Catherine Zepeda

                                          Catherine Zepeda

                                          How to be a Gen Z superwoman in Catholic friendships

                                          It is our desire to inspire in others the knowledge that a deep, meaningful friendship is possible. By learning what to avoid, we can find what to encourage in our interactions with others. Learning to hold each other accountable and lead each other closer to Christ is the kind of friendship we are called to emulate as Catholics. Meet Catherine ->

                                          Rose Sweet

                                          Rose Sweet

                                          Love, Sex, and Liturgy

                                          Union with Christ is the center of our faith, the purpose of life, the answer to the quest for happiness. But it can sound boring, churchy, even sterile. I share my story of the veil being lifted and being knocked on my feet with the glory of the Spousal Analogy. Meet Rose ->

                                          Brice Sokolowski

                                          Brice Sokolowski

                                          How to fundraise the Catholic way

                                          Learn how to fundraise the Catholic way. I’ve helped small, independent Catholic apostolates raise millions. Practical steps based on Catholic teaching and the Lives of the Saints on how you can attract more donors, raise more funds, and dramatically move your Catholic apostolate forward. Meet Brice ->

                                          Donna A. Heckler

                                          Donna A. Heckler

                                          Radiance from the Inside Out

                                          A radiant Catholic lets God shine through them; allowing his light to reach, touch and inspire others. What does it look like to Be Radiant? How can we radiate God’s light and love each day? Donna shares her compelling story of being very ill with cancer and learning to be radiant in every moment; drawing others to God in the process. Meet Donna ->

                                          Sophia Latino

                                          Sophia Latino

                                          How to be a Gen Z superwoman in Catholic friendships

                                          A young Catholic, Sophia Latino works to inspire young women to connect more authentically, to form faster friendships in Christ. She has volunteered for camps, pilgrimages, and retreats, and is heavily involved in her Youth Group and Choir. Meet Sophia ->
                                          Kendra von Esh

                                          Kendra von Esh

                                          Find Something More

                                          Kendra bought into what this world said would make her happy – money, prestige, power, pleasure and bought into the culture of ‘me’ … Then God found her and flipped her reality upside down and changed everything in her life. Meet Kendra ->

                                          Allison Gingras

                                          Allison Gingras

                                          The Grace Trifecta

                                          What excites me about the Catholic faith? The treasury of traditions and devotions! My faith was set ablaze when I realized God had provided us a very simple formula for growing in faith. I call it the Grace Trifecta – Prayer, Sacraments, and Scripture. Meet Allison ->

                                          Special Guest: Alex Jones

                                          Special Guest: Alex Jones

                                          Catholic Meditation - The Path to a Life of Purpose and Peace

                                          Alex was raised Catholic, but only because his mother “dragged” him to Sunday mas. Later, he fell completely away from the Church. Mid-career, he regularly turned to a secular meditation app. It was through contemplative prayer that Alex found his way back to God. Since 2018, he and the Hallow team, have dedicated themselves to making Catholic meditation available and accessible across the world. Meet Alex ->

                                          Hallow is a Partner with this conference.

                                          Carissa Douglas

                                          Carissa Douglas

                                          Rocking “Counter-Cultural”

                                          13 kids, in love with putting the Vocation of married life and parenting first, saying “yes” even when it’s highly unpopular, and giving every gift back to God: in this talk, I’ll be sharing about my decision to live out our Catholic Faith fearlessly and unapologetically. Meet Carissa->
                                          Madeleine Carrington

                                          Madeleine Carrington

                                          Discovering your call to Sanctity

                                          The lives of the early Church martyrs are an incredible inspiration for young people. They’re the reason I’m on fire for my faith, and want to help ignite that fire in the hearts of as many people as I can. Meet Madeleine ->

                                          Robert LeBlanc

                                          Robert LeBlanc

                                          I Want What You Have

                                          A challenge to the audience to become ‘Magnetic Catholics’ themselves by living a faith that is authentic, in the here and now, and non-apologetic in a way that the Holy Spirit is personally calling them. So that others can say to them: “I want what you have!” Meet Robert ->

                                          Partners

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                                          Prioritizing prayer as the central method of discernment has paid massive dividends in my life.

                                          I (and we at Hallow) would love to help others do the same. This Conference has the chance to inspire a lot of people to start afresh their journey into Christ.

                                          Allessandro DiSanto
                                          CoFounder of Hallow

                                          Hallow is the #1 Catholic app in the US and has a 4.9 / 5.0 star rating.


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                                          Gift For conference attendees:

                                          During the conference weekend, you’ll get a special gift: Start an extended, 3-month free trial of Hallow’s premium subscription option (newly subscribing members only).

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                                          Parousia is excited to be involved in this important online event at a time when it’s not possible to host LIVE events at physical venues.

                                          The harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few. I encourage you to get involved for the sake of building up the kingdom of God.”


                                          Charbel Raish
                                          Founder of Parousia

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                                          “Love the idea of bite-size ‘Catholic TED Talks.’ Can’t wait to hear from these speakers.”


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                                          E-conferences for e-Catholics.

                                          What a slick idea to get around all that plague razzmatazz!


                                          Tom Gould
                                          Tomics Comics

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                                          A stronger understanding of our identity in Christ and our longing for Him will help us carry on in times of trial.

                                          I think this conference has the ability to facilitate that understanding.


                                          JW Beatovich
                                          VIdeographer

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                                          Conference Giveaway

                                          Congrats to Fiona Carolan, from Australia!

                                          From 281 entries, one lucky, random winner earned 1000 Passes for a parish, school, or institution of her choice. A $12,000 gift!

                                          The passes were donated in her name, in honor of  St John Paul II’s 100 birthday anniversary on May 18th. 

                                          Thanks to all who participated, and made this May 2020 conference event special!

                                          Why people are excited to attend this conference:

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                                          Kim

                                          I am also to be able to catch various speakers on my schedule… love that they are short and quick as I can find 15 min here and there.

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                                          Courtney

                                          I am excited to see and learn what others have to share. We are in a beautiful time right now. In the midst of pain and chaos we gain beauty from ashes. We have the ability as the Church to rise to the occasion and point the world to Jesus. I am excited to have a front row seat.

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                                          Helen

                                          Like most people right now, finding a new way to grow in faith is important for our mental and spiritual health. While I’m eager to return to Mass and the sacraments, I’m so blessed to have the opportunity to participate in events like this one.

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                                          Dayla

                                          The ability to allow my faith to grow… from home… for free… after nearly 2 months at home with no mass, this is very timely!

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                                          Gloria

                                          I’m looking forward to renewing my Catholic spirituality and enthusiasm.

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                                          Ellen

                                          I truly love hearing Tony Vasinda speak. He’s made a huge impact on my spiritual life

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                                          Rebecca

                                          I want to know what others are thinking, what questions they’re asking, what matters to them. And I need their encouragement–especially during these grim times.

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                                          Diane

                                          I think of myself as a smart Catholic.

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                                          Chris

                                          The title ‘Renewed Hope’ made me excited to join and learn, especially coming off a high off the other conference to hear more from the speakers who spoke God’s Love through their words.

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                                          Pressy

                                          I have grown up in the Catholic faith and it is only now in my mid-life, am I drawing from the various resources available virtually, gems and treasures of the truth of the faith.

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                                          Kathleen

                                          So very hungry and it was free and I love learning! Thank you!

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                                          Alcides

                                          I love being Catholic, I truly love our faith because of Jesus… The people are hungry for teachings of the saints, of deep spiritual talks on the readings to make them alive so that when it’s time to receive Jesus in the Eucharist, it becomes true food true communion with Christ.

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                                          Kemp

                                          I’m really excited on how I can share my faith with others – especially to those who do not know Jesus yet or have misconceptions about our Catholic Faith. 

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                                          Angie

                                          I joined the conference so I could be in surrounded by other Catholics (even if only virtually) for the weekend. I need the fellowship, the unity, and I am always up for the knowledge.

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                                          Laura

                                          I am able to connect virtually with speakers that enhance my Catholic faith in a very special way. I realize that I am not alone in wanting to be an active Catholic in this secular world. 

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