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Fi News – The Day After, Concert in Carmel, IN

By October 14, 2007May 8th, 2008AirMaria Updates

Well the big day is over. We finished the conference at about 9pm right on schedule. In fact, the whole day went according to schedule. We had 1100 attendees. All the speakers arrived on time. Most were able to stay all day. The streaming worked pretty well. Although we had a computer crash in the middle of Scott Hahn’s talk. Of course, these things always happen for our most popular speaker. The speakers held their audience’s attention through-out the conference. It seemed Our Lady was present giving the speakers an extraordinary inspiration and the ears and hearts of the attendees were given extra graces to receive. Many of the speakers who have been to many such conferences said this was one of best run. Many thanks to all who helped.

The parish had their vigil mass at 9pm just as we finished and so we had to wait till 10pm to start packing-up. It took two days to set up so it was not till 1am in the morning that we finished and we did not get back to our friary in Bloomington until 2am.

We are now traveling to Carmel, Indiana for the last concert of Fr. Maximilian Dean.

Tomorrow most of the friars in our traveling road show will go back to Griswold, CT. Two of us, Fra Augustine and Myself will travel to La Crosse, Wisconsin to do an interview at the beautiful Shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe being built there which we will staff starting next summer. On the way back we will get a few more interviews.

Then we will have to sort out the large amount of equipment that we brought on the road with us and start producing videos and DVDs of the conference. The first thing we will get up is the video of the live stream that we captured as we streamed it.

Ah we just arrived at Our Lady of Carmel. No rest for the weary. Glory be to God.

Ave Maria!


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  • Bruce G. Fletcher says:

    Who do I thank for a wonderful Saturday?

    Nearly 25 years ago, Our Lady brought me back to the Church. It was the story of Our Lady of Fatima that opened my eyes (Msgr. Mark Svarczkopr played a part in that road home, and to this day, he doesn’t realized it, and now he’s my pastor). I fell in love with God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the Blessed Mother, and our Catholic faith that day. The indescribable feeling of love that penetrated my heart and soul then happened again. And yes, just like 25 years ago, the tears were flowing down this now 53 year-old man’s cheeks. All of this, and more, during the Marian Conference and the 90th Anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima.

    To all who were involved, thank you… thank you very much. May God continue to bless each and every one of you. God certainly blessed me, through you.

    Yours in Jesus and Mary,
    Bruce G. Fletcher

  • Scott says:

    Ave Maria!
    I have been to many Catholic & business conferences, and I have to say that this was a first-rate production – not to mention the fact that it was the first such conference of this size put together by the FFI!!!! The way it ran I wouldn’t have been surprised if this was the 10th year!
    It was truly a grace-filled day, and I learned many things – I will be there again next year!! (???)

    God Bless,

  • Raeleen Brown says:

    Is there any possibility of hearing the talks? I could not seem to get “on air” yesterday from the computer.

  • Fra Augustine says:

    Ave Maria!

    Dear Raeleen

    We will try to get some audio MP3 files up soon for people to download and listen to, and also some video snippets of this great conference.

    Did you find out why you couldn’t get “on air”? So far you are the only person who has mentioned this. I’m wondering if it was a widely experienced problem.

    Yours in the Two Hearts

    fra Augustine

    Ave Maria!

  • Fra Augustine says:

    Ave Maria!

    Dear Scott

    Did anyone mention that there would be a next year???

    Fra Augustine

    Ave Maria!

  • Scott Miller says:

    Ave Maria!
    Fra Augustine,
    I mean next year, to celebrate the upcoming Encyclical defining the Doctrines of Co-Redemtrix, Mediatrix and Advocate…then the next year to celebrate the Dogmatic definition of same…. 🙂

    God Bless,

  • Olivia says:

    I could not get any of the conference “on air” last Saturday either (no sound). I called several friends and they had no sound on their links too.

  • Bobbi Pine says:

    After leaving the conference at 5:30 I came straight home and clicked “on air”, perfectly enjoying the remainder of the conference in spiritual union until the end with no problems at all. Thank you so much. Ave Maria!

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