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“Comforting the Afflicted”

Philadelphia, PA. One of the seven spiritual works of mercy is to comfort the afflicted. Today's story features a Deacon and a team leader doing just that: comforting two homeless men who need some kindness, encouragement, and a little catechesis.   The...

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”What does Mary look like?”

”What does Mary look like?”

Royal Oak, MI. This story comes from SPSE evangelist Anne: Joe started our longer conversation this way after watching us evangelize for a little while. He sat in the outdoor seating of the coffee shop. I went to the edge of the seating area and offered him a rosary...

“Called to be Faithful”

“Called to be Faithful”

San Diego, CA. Balboa Park in San Diego is an amazing place situated on 1200 acres of land. It's a refuge for residents and visitors alike so they can relax and enjoy God's creation. It boasts over 16 museums, several performing arts venues, trails, luscious gardens,...

“Jesus Loves Them All”

“Jesus Loves Them All”

Boise, ID. Using the rosary to attract their attention, we should invite everyone who comes to us (regardless of their appearance or disposition) to draw closer to the Blessed Virgin Mary's Son, Jesus Christ. As Our Lady said to St. Dominic, "If you want to reach...

“Busy in Birmingham”

“Busy in Birmingham”

Birmingham, Alabama. There are different phases in the life of an evangelist. Sometimes we'll hit dry spells, when no one seems to be interested in what we have to say. And then there are times like we see in the first half of today's story from the street, when...

“Peace in their Hearts”

“Peace in their Hearts”

Las Cruces, NM. There's only so much we can control in this world. If we do our part, and leave the rest to God, we don't have to worry so much about numbers as we do aligning our hearts with His and trusting that Our Lord is putting our efforts to use. As Colossians...

“Our Leader rolls up His sleeves”

“Our Leader rolls up His sleeves”

Lexington, KY. Suffering is one of the biggest hurdles that many encounter in their growth in relationship with God. If God is truly good, why is there suffering? While it is somewhat of a mystery as to why there is so much suffering, we do know a few things: 1)...

“Jesus is still relevant”

“Jesus is still relevant”

Boise, ID. Modern humanity has forgotten about God. It's evident everywhere you look. Earlier this year, L.A. Archbishop Jose Gomez lamented that "The crisis I see today is this. In our society, we no longer seem to share any coherent or common understanding of what...

“Healings at the Beach”

“Healings at the Beach”

Chicago, IL. God has a reason for everything He does. So why does He desire healings while we are out evangelizing? Isn't evangelization just about spreading the truth? As the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith teaches, "Healings are signs of (Christ's)...

“God is Always There”

“God is Always There”

Philadelphia, PA. How often we see deep suffering in the lives of those we encounter on the streets! The best response an evangelist can have is to try and comfort them, pray for them, and to remind them that they are in good company when they suffer. "Those who share...

“Encountering a Searching Soul”

“Encountering a Searching Soul”

Detroit, MI. Ven. Fulton J. Sheen once said "There are not one hundred people in the United States who hate The Catholic Church, but there are millions who hate what they wrongly perceive the Catholic Church to be.” Some of the most important work evangelists do while...

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Ep. 7: No More Sleeping in Seattle

In this episode we interview Nina de Jesus who is a regional missionary in the Diocese of Seattle. She is one of the few in the area taking her faith to the streets as well as coaching others in the area learn how to do street evangelization more effectively. She...

Ep. 6: SPSE in New Orleans

In this episode we interview Phillip Bellini who is a SPSE coordinator in New Orleans. Phillip takes us through how his teams desire to do the work of evangelization led him to begin a team. He has successfully integrated into the dowtown community evangelizing at big...

Ep. 5: Building a SPSE Movement

In this episode we interview Stephen Beuerle who is a SPSE coordinator in San Diego. Steve walks us through how his team of 2 evolved into a local street evangelization movement. Today, Steve email hundreds of local evangelist every week encouraging them to join team...

Ep 4: It’s all about the Team

In this episode we interview long time team leader and evangelist Molly Bushman. Molly brings us inside her experience beginning a team at her parish. She also shares some of her own stories from the street and practical ways her parish is working on following up with...

Ep. 3: 0ur very own Adam Janke

In this episode we interview our very own Adam Janke focusing on his own story as well as why SPSE has begun embracing healing prayer. He brings the experience the institute has gained through more than 300 street teams in the form of talks and workshops on...

Ep. 3: 0ur very own Adam Janke

In this episode we interview our very own Adam Janke focusing on his own story as well as why SPSE has begun embracing healing prayer. He brings the experience the institute has gained through more than 300 street teams in the form of talks and workshops on...

Ep. 2: Community and Evangelization

In this episode we speak with Sr. Lisa Zelfa from the Servants of God's Love. Sr. Lisa was born and raised in Baghdad, Iraq. She is a cradle Catholic that experienced a reversion in college through the Catholic community at Wayne State University. After college she...

Ep. 1: Signs, Wonders, Miracles and Evangelization

In this episode we interview Fr. Mathias Thelen who is the senior leader of Encounter Ministries. Encounter has a vision to see a Church truly empowered by the Holy Spirit where disciples are confided to proclaim the Gospel and then demonstrate it through signs,...

Ep: 24-Catholic Missionary Disciples

In this episode we interview Marcel LeJeune who is the President and Founder of Catholic Missionary Disciples. Before founding his own ministry Marcel served as the Associate Director of Campus Ministry at St. Mary's Catholic Center at Texas A&M University for 11...

Ep. 23: The Few, The Proud, The SPSE Marine

On veterans day we had a chance to speak with Kimberly Colby who is an active duty Marine Corps officer and SPSE regional missionary. She recently relocated to Hawaii after serving as an Oceanside team leader in San Diego for over two years. In this epiosde we talk...

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