ST. LOUIS MARIAN CONFERENCE 2017

CONFERENCE SPEAKERS


Speakers only listed when they are confirmed.

Bishop Robert Hermann

The Most Reverend Robert J. Hermann has served the Archdiocese of St. Louis as Auxiliary Bishop-emeritus since 2010, having been appointed Auxiliary Bishop by Pope John Paul II in 2002. Over the years, Bishop Hermann has served the Archdiocese in a wide variety of capacities, including as Director of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Center, columnist for the St. Louis Review, Retreat Director, teacher, and pastor of several parishes. He graduated from Kenrick Seminary in 1963 and received his Master of Arts degree in English from Saint Louis University in 1966. A native of Weingarten, Mo, Bishop Hermann is currently in residence at the Saint Louis Cathedral Basilica rectory.


Monsignor Charles M. Mangan

Monsignor Charles M. Mangan is a priest of the Diocese of Sioux Falls. He was ordained on June 29, 1989 by the Most Reverend Paul V. Dudley, D.D., the Bishop of Sioux Falls. Monsignor Mangan has served as parochial vicar, pastor, Vice Chancellor and Defender of the Bond. He studied Canon Law and Mariology in Rome. Monsignor Mangan worked in the Vatican Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life for nearly eight years, having served under Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI. Currently, he is the Director of the Office of the Marian Apostolate in the Diocese of Sioux Falls, the Vicar for Consecrated Life and the Canonical Adviser to the Most Reverend Paul J. Swain, D.D., the Bishop of Sioux Falls. Monsignor Mangan was commissioned by Pope Francis as a "Missionary of Mercy" during the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy (December 8, 2015 - November 20, 2016).


Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ

In the year 2000, Father Mitchell Pacwa, S.J. established Ignatius Productions, a Catholic media production apostolate, under the Society of Jesus, whose mission is to teach people the scriptures, educate Catholics about their Faith, and promote unity and understanding within the Mystical Body of Christ. He is best known for his appearances on the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), where he currently hosts two television programs – "Threshold of Hope" and "EWTN LIVE" and as the weekly host of EWTN Radio "OPEN LINE" program.

Father Pacwa is a best-selling Catholic author and you can find those books and follow his speaking schedule, pilgrimage information, CDs and DVDs and now MP3 files available on his web site at: http://ignatiusproductions.org/ or www.facebook.com/FrMitchPacwaEvents.


Fr. Tom Sullivan, CPM

Fr. Tom Sullivan, C.P.M. was born in 1959 and is a native of Havertown, PA. In 1998, Fr. Thomas became a member of the Congregation of the Fathers of Mercy. He is a 2004 graduate of Holy Apostles Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut and was ordained to the priesthood in May of 2004. Prior to his joining the Fathers of Mercy, Fr. Thomas owned and operated his own roofing company and worked extensively with the Missionaries of Charity throughout the world and with the Padre Pio Center in Barto, Pennsylvania. Fr. Thomas will encourage and challenge us to make a stronger, deeper commitment to Christ, His Church and the Sacraments. Among the topics he will speak on are: the Most Blessed Sacrament, the Virgin Mary, the Mercy of God, the Ten Commandments, and the Angels and Saints.


Fr. Anthony Gramlich, MIC

Fr. Anthony Gramlich is a member of a religious community called "The Marians of the Immaculate Conception". His community is entrusted with spreading the message of the Divine Mercy. Fr. Anthony is currently the Rector of the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, MA.

Fr. Anthony has conducted numerous parish missions, retreats and healing Masses for parishes, groups, and elementary schools across the United States and Canada. He worked three years travelling full-time as a member of the Marian Evangelization Team.

Fr. Anthony is the Director of the Diocesan Charismatic Renewal for the Diocese of Springfield, MA and the local chaplain for the Mother of Divine Mercy prayer group. He is also the chaplain for the New England Rachel's Vineyard Ministry, (a pro-life healing retreat for men & women who have experienced an abortion). He is currently the local house superior, local formator for seminarians, and provincial liturgist for his religious community. Fr. Anthony holds a certification in spiritual direction and has been a priest for over 13 years.


Msgr. Eugene Morris

Born in June of 1965, Msgr. Morris has been a priest of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis since May of 1996. For two years, he served as the parochial vicar of Saint Gabriel the Archangel Parish in South St. Louis City before moving to St. George Parish and assuming a full-time teaching position at St. Mary's High School. In 1999, Msgr. Morris was invited to pursue further studies at the Pontifical Athenaeum of Saint Anselm in Rome. He completed a license in sacramental theology in June of 2001 and returned to St. Louis where he began work at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary. In July of 2005, he was named director of the Office of the Permanent Diaconate and the Vicar for Deacons in the Archdiocese of Saint Louis. In June of 2006, under the leadership of then Archbishop Raymond L. Burke (now Cardinal Burke), he established the St. Maximilian Kolbe House of Discernment and served as the director of the house for three years while continuing his other duties. In September of 2008, Monsignor was named a member of the Papal Household. From 2009 through 2010 he was the pastor of St. Mary Magdalen Parish in the Archdiocese of Saint Louis. In the fall of 2010 he began work at the Pontifical College Josephinum as the Director of Sacred Liturgy and Assistant Professor in sacred theology.

Msgr. Morris has served as an assistant professor of Sacramental Theology at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, a lecturer for the Paul VI Catechetical Institute and the spiritual advisor to the Marian Catechists in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. He has been a visiting lecturer at the Liturgical Institute at St. Mary of the Lake University, Mundelein Seminary. He is also completing work on a doctorate in Mariology at the International Marian Research Institute writing on the Mariological contributions of Cardinal Carberry, former Archbishop of Saint Louis. In addition to these responsibilities, Msgr. Morris has hosted a weekly radio program on WRYT Catholic radio in St. Louis, and is periodically a spiritual director for the Inner Life, a program on Relevant Radio. Msgr. Morris also is a weekly commentator on Catholic affairs for the Son Rise Morning Show on Sacred Heart Catholic Radio in Cincinnati. Upon his arrival at the Pontifical College Josephinum, Msgr. Morris has had the opportunity to work with Saint Gabriel Catholic Radio in Columbus. Msgr. Morris was recently appointed chairman of the Advisory Board for Newman Connection which assists Newman centers across the United States. Monsignor frequently give talks on various topics related to the faith, retreats and days of recollection locally and around the United States.


Fr. Edgardo Arellano

Fr. Edgardo Arellano, fondly known as "Father Bing" is the founder and spiritual director of the Alliance of the Holy Family International (AHFI), an international family movement that promotes the Alliance of the Two Hearts Communion of Reparation way of life with its four important elements: Confession, Adoration, Rosary, Eucharist.

Father Bing holds a degree in canon law and doctorate in dogmatic theology from the Angelicum in Rome. And has authored several books on spirituality, prayer, and deliverance.

He is the AHFI movement’s official spokesperson responsible in organizing conferences on the theology and pastoral application of the Alliance of the Two Hearts, spearheading three theological symposia in 1995, 1997, and 1998. He works closely with the founding bishops of the movement in providing the spiritual formation to all its missionaries (priests and religious) as well as lay collaborators working behind the propagation of the Alliance of the Two Hearts spirituality and lifestyle in the six continents.

Fr. Bing has hosted television and radio programs on EWTN, the global Catholic television network, Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) based in Birmingham, AL and at present is the Coordinator for the English Speaking Secretariat in-charge of Asia-Pacific, Oceania and Australia of the International Association of Exorcists (AIE) in Rome.


Wayne Weible

Wayne Weible is an internationally known speaker, newspaper publisher, and an international best-selling author. A convert to Catholicism, he shares a tremendous love of the Mass and the Sacraments. He has written several books about the messages of peace and conversion of heart. Wayne continues to travel the world as a lay evangelist emphasizing that the message of the Queen of Peace is for people of all faiths.


Elizabeth Ficocelli

Elizabeth Ficocelli is a best-selling, award-winning author of fifteen books for adults and young people and a contributor to national Catholic magazines. She is a frequent guest on Catholic television and radio and the host of her own radio program, "Answering The Call" on St. Gabriel Catholic Radio AM 820. A sought-after speaker, Elizabeth presents at national Catholic conferences, catechetical events, parishes, schools, and retreats, sharing her love and enthusiasm for the Catholic faith with audiences of all ages. She and her husband of 31 years have four boys and reside in Columbus, Ohio. For more information, please visit www.elizabethficocelli.com.


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