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Presenting and Exhibiting at NACFLM Conference 2019

The National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers held its annual Conference July 28-30 in Denver, Colorado. This is a national organization for those who work in marriage and family life in the Catholic Church. We were thrilled to be

Theology of the Body Summer Intensive Course, JPII Institute

The Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family at the Catholic University of America offered a one-week summer intensive course on John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. This work greatly influences our work at Annunciation

San Isidro Transformed in Love Program

San Isidro ran its first Transformed in Love program and it was a grace-filled, inspiring program! The team, headed up by Elsie and Carlos and under Fr. Wilfredo Contreras’s supervision, worked very hard to prepare and translate the slides and

Article on Spiritual Direction for Lanteri Center

I am honored and humbled that the Lanteri Center for Ignatian Spirituality, through which I did my Spiritual Director formation, invited me to write an article in their Spring 2019 Newsletter. The Director of the Center, Fr. Greg Cleveland, OMV,

Archdiocese of Miami Transformed in Love Training

As the Archdiocese of Miami continues to implement Transformed in Love throughout the Archdiocese, Annunciation Ministries was called upon to offer training for St. John Neumann Parish. We were thrilled to see that they had six couples wonderful couples there

Spiritual Direction for Retreats

I had the privilege to serve as a Spiritual Director at the beautiful Broomtree Retreat Center in Irene, South Dakota, for the University of Mary’s President’s Council and Staff. This was my first interaction with the University of Mary and

Writing Project

Once again, I had the privilege to spend a week at the beautiful Campion Center in Weston, Massachusetts to work on a writing project. This building was designed by the same architect who designed the National Basilica. One can see

Annunciation Ministries Transformed in Love

We were thrilled to have Deacon Joe and Ceci Cooley return to Florida (from Boston) to help, yet again, run another Transformed in Love program for the Archdiocese of Miami. The Archdiocese of Miami is actively training new sites; however,

Lenten Married Couple’s Retreat in Everyday Life

Annunciation Ministries ran a Lenten retreat for married couples. We met every Thursday throughout Lent at Kari and Stephen’s home and we used Ascension Press’s No Greater Love materials to guide us through our group meetings and individual daily prayer