ST. LOUIS MARIAN CONFERENCE 2019

CONFERENCE SPEAKERS


Speakers only listed when they are confirmed.

Fr. Vincent Lampert

Fr. Vincent Lampert was born April 7, 1963. He attended St. Meinrad College in Southern Indiana and the University of St. Mary of the Lake – Mundelein Seminary in Illinois. Fr. Lampert was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis on June 1, 1991. He has served at several parishes in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and is currently the pastor of St. Malachy in Brownsburg, Indiana. He was appointed the Exorcist for the Archdiocese in 2005 and trained in Rome in 2006. Fr. Lampert is a member of the International Association of Exorcists.


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.


Fr. Charles Becker

Fr. Charles Becker is a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Three years after his ordination in 1986 he was invited to go to Medjugorje. Upon his return he was introduced to the prayer group format of the Marian Movement of Priests based on Our Lady's messages to Fr. Stefano Gobbi of Milan, Italy. These experiences coupled with his Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in October 1990 began to change Father's whole perspective on his life as a priest, of the Church and of the world. He began to develop Cenacles of the Marian Movement of Priests and other Marian Rosary Groups throughout the Archdiocese in response to Our Lady's call to prayer in order to assist others who had similar experiences. Fr. Becker has assisted approximately 2 to 3 trips to Medjugorje yearly since 1990 and has participated in the annual International Marian Movement of Priest Retreat in Italy since 1997. Father has been a guest homilist on EWTN. For more information please visit, www.olpgchicago.org or www.medjugorjechicago.org.


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.


Dr. Gregory Thompson

Dr. Gregory Mary Thompson is the Director of the Marian Association and is also a Eucharistic Apostle of Divine Mercy. Dr. Thompson is a Marian Helper with the Marians of the Immaculate Conception at the National Shrine of Divine Mercy. He is also a Marian Catechist with Cardinal Raymond Burke, based out of LaCrosse, Wisconsin. Dr. Thompson speaks at conferences from San Diego to Boston, but is now focusing in Missouri. He has spoken at Marian Family Conferences in three of the four dioceses in Missouri, along with Igniting a Fire Parish Missions, and at Catholic schools. Dr. Thompson's strives to make the words of St. Paul real in his life: "I live now, not I, but Christ lives in me."