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Conferences

Video – Marian and Franciscan Day – CONF 265

Monday, October 6th, 2014
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Ave Maria!

Fr. Elias on the Feast of St. Francis and on our fall semi-Annual Marian Day gives the conference in the afternoon to a crowd of over one hundred people at our Sacred Heart Chapel at the Mother of the Retreat Center. He reflects on the Marian Charism of St Francis and how St. Maximilian, the early Twentieth Century Franciscan, exemplified the Marian-Franciscan spirituality and thus imitated St. Francis in his conformity with Jesus.

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Video – Fr. Timone – Coming Down from the Mountain – CONF 264

Saturday, September 20th, 2014
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For the 2014 Courage Conference in Philadelphia at Villanova University, Fr. Don Timone, gives the closing talk called “Coming Down from the Mountain”, relating the immanent departure of the attendees of this event to the fact that the apostles had to come down from Mt. Tabor after Jesus’ glorious transfiguration. He underscores the need to be able and willing to help each other out on an ongoing basis in times of good and bad.

For more on the Courage apostolate go to couragerc.org

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Video – Comiskey – Understanding of Judgement – CONF 263

Friday, September 19th, 2014
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For the 2014 Courage Conference in Philadelphia at Villanova University, Andrew Comiskey gives his talk called “Judge Not? Clarifying a New Testament Understanding of Judgement” and how this relates to the moral issues of today, especially homosexuality.

For more on the Courage apostolate go to couragerc.org

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Video – Courage Documentary – Panel Discussion – CONF 262

Thursday, September 18th, 2014
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The 2014 Courage Conference in Philadelphia at Villanova University, had the premiere viewing of Courage’s new documentary, “Desire of the Everlasting Hills”, followed by panel discussion with the stars of the movie Paul, Rilene, and Dan. Watch this incredible story of three people who came to the Catholic faith embracing all its teachings and disciplines, giving a strong witness of strength in the midst of our permissive culture. For more on this movie go to everlastinghills.org.

For more on the Courage apostolate go to couragerc.org

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Video – Fr. Bochanski – Lessons from Our Patron Saints – CONF 261

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
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For the 2014 Courage Conference in Philadelphia at Villanova University, Fr. Philip Bochanski, C.O.,  calls his talk “Namugongo Jubilee: Lessons from Our Patron Saints” and relates the history of the martyrdom of the St. Charles Lwanga and companions and why they were chosen as patron saints of the Courage apostolate.

For more on the Courage apostolate go to couragerc.org

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Video – Fr. Koterski – Meaning of Human Sexuality – CONF 260

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
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For the 2014 Courage Conference in Philadelphia at Villanova University, Fr. Joseph Koterski, S.J., talks on “The Christian Meaning of Human Sexuality” where he gives a comprehensive view of human sexuality, its purpose and how it fits in with morality and the human person.

For more on the Courage apostolate go to couragerc.org

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Video – Dr. Helen Alvare – Taking Pope Francis at His Word – CONF 259

Monday, September 15th, 2014
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For the 2014 Courage Conference in Philadelphia at Villanova University Dr. Helen Alvare answers the question, “What If We Took Pope Francis at His Word? She focuses on an overall understanding of the moral sea that we swim in, especially the legal aspects that tie into cultural and psychological considerations and then how to address the situation based on the words of Francis.

For more on the Courage apostolate go to couragerc.org

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Video – Immaculee – Faith, Hope, and Forgiveness – CONF 258

Sunday, September 14th, 2014
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For the 2014 Courage Conference in Philadelphia at Villanova University, Immaculee Ilibagiza, “Immaculee’s Story of Faith, Hope, and Forgiveness” relates her amazing story of great suffering inflicted on her and her family and entire people during the Rwandan Genocide and her road to forgive the perpetrators of these horrors and the central role of her faith and the Rosary played in this. Please listen to her incredible story.

For more on the Courage apostolate go to couragerc.org

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Video – Fr. Check – When I am Weak – CONF 257

Saturday, September 13th, 2014
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For the 2014 Courage Conference in Philadelphia at Villanova University Fr. Paul Check, Exec. Dir. of Courage gives the opening keynote address titled, “For When I am Weak, Then I am Strong”. First a video is played which is the trailer for Courage’s new series of videos. Then Fr. Paul describes the many new initiatives that Courage is undertaking and finally give his talk on how we are strong even when we feel weak, based on the encouraging words of Our Lord in the Bible.

For more on the Courage apostolate go to couragerc.org

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Video – Homily – Fr. Paul Check – Fire of Divine Love – CONF 255

Thursday, July 31st, 2014
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Ave Maria!

For the 2014 Courage Conference in Philadelphia, Fr. Paul Check, Exec. Dir. of Courage International, gives the second homily where he exhorts us to let Our Lord set our hearts afire with the same Divine Love that burns in His Sacred Heart so that we can then pass on this flame to others.

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Video – Abp. Chaput – A Burden that Lifts us to God – CONF 254

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
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For the 2014 Courage Conference in Philadelphia,  Abp. Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia, gives the opening homily where he reflects on original sin and how much easier it would be if the fall did not happen, but points out how the current burden of fighting sin in our lives is actually quite bearable and even enables us to fly to the Heart of God.  To learn more about Courage go to Couragerc.org

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Video – Homily – Bp Thomas – “Coraggio” – CONF 256

Monday, July 28th, 2014
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For the 2014 Courage Conference in Philadelphia Bp. Daniel E Thomas, Auxiliary to the Archbishop of Philadelphia, gives the third homily where he uses the Italian version of the word Courage, “Coraggio” with all its rich meanings and relates it to courage of the Blessed Virgin Mary and her Immaculate Heart so that we can take courage in these difficult times. To learn more about Courage go to Couragerc.org

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Video – JPII & Marian Consecration P2 – CONF 253

Sunday, May 4th, 2014
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Ave Maria!

Fr. John Joseph Cook, FI gives the second talk for our Marian Day on May 3rd, 2014 at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center on the teachings of Pope St. John Paul II regarding Marian Consecration. He continues with the theme he started in the first talk on the connection between Marian Consecration and Marian Coredemption. Here he highlights Mary’s role as motherly example in following Jesus, in being a good disciple at the foot of the cross.

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Video – JPII & Marian Consecration P1 – CONF 252

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014
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Ave Maria!

Fr. John Joseph Cook, FI gives the first conference for our Marian Day on May 3rd, 2014 at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center on the teachings of Pope St. John Paul II regarding Marian Consecration. On this talk he underscores the connection between Marian Consecration and Marian Coredemption which focuses on the some of the last words of Our Lord on the Cross,  “Woman, behold you son.” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother.” John 19:26-27. He uses the synthesis of Mons. Authur B. Calkins who has authored the official compendium of the Marian teachings of John Paul II.

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Video – Fr. Cassian Sama – Lenten Reflections on the Rosary – Suffering – CONF 251

Monday, April 14th, 2014
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Ave Maria!

Fr. Cassian Sama, O.P. gives the first of three talks on the Rosary at our day of Lenten Reflections on the Rosary at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center in Bloomington, IN.  This talk is called “Redemptive Suffering and the Rosary” which is based on Our Lord’s words, “If you want to be my disciple, you must take up your cross and follow me.” These are hard words and in order to accept them we need to have a good prayer life, meditating on the life of Christ which is what the Rosary is about.

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