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Explaining the Sacrament of Reconciliation

Gilmer, TX. This story came to us from Allison: The Tyler and Gilmer SPSE teams went out to the annual Gilmer Yamboree, a very popular local event visited by thousands of people over several days. Henry, Janet, Sherman and Allison walked around handing out rosaries,...

Archived Stories

“Preaching and Healing”

San Diego, California. The Gospel message and physical healings often go hand in hand. We see at the beginning of Mark’s Gospel that Jesus is baptized, tested, and then goes out into Galilee preaching and healing. What Jesus did two thousand years ago, his followers...

“This Is My Body”

Sierra Vista, Arizona. The Eucharist is the source and summit of Christian life (CCC 1324). It is so central to our faith that many who leave the Church become impoverished, and those who stay (despite the abuse and scandal) do so because of the Eucharist. It is...

“How many paths are there to Heaven?”

Detroit, Michigan. In our pluralistic society, many people falsely believe that “almost everybody will go to heaven,” regardless of their faith or merit. While we do not focus on apologetics and we do not condemn anyone, we do believe in paragraph 183 of the Catechism...

“She had not been to church in 30 years”

Sierra Vista, AZ. From our evangelist Ed: On July Fourth, the Sierra Vista Team had a booth at the big park here. What a busy day it was. We gave out over 200 Rosaries, over 300 pamphlets and many medals and CD's. Some of the highlights are: Ed, Gert and Lydia spoke...

“Be Bold”

Vienna, Virginia. Sometimes as Catholics we can get into a comfortable spot--we get used to attending Mass on Sundays and volunteering with like-minded people and remaining somewhat insulated. While there is a definite need to be strengthened in the Spirit among our...

“One of the these Days”

The fruits of our Immersion conference are continuing to roll in. Here's another story of conversion: "One of our evangelists, Charlotte, was approached by a non-denominational Protestant who knew his bible very well. He was not angry or upset that Catholics were out...

“AWAKEN to Grace”

New Baltimore, Michigan. St. Alphonsus Liquori tells a curious story in “Uniformity With God’s Will” regarding the will of God when it comes to healing: “A client of St. Thomas of Canterbury, who being sick, went to the saint's tomb to obtain a cure. He returned home...

“The Decision To Evangelize”

Gaithersburg, MD. Contemporary culture talks about love as a feeling, something passive that you experience. But we as Christians know that love is a choice, an act of the will! “To love is to will the good of another” (St. Thomas Aquinas). Likewise, sometimes the...

“Evangelizing Catholics”

Venice, Florida. It is easy to forget that Catholics need evangelization too. Our Church in America is dying. The percentage of weekly Mass attendance is dismal. Even among those who do regularly attend Mass, how many are joyful missionary disciples? How many have had...

“Jesus is there. That is the most important.”

Syracuse, NY. The following is an account of a short outing of the Cortland, New York team, from Caleb: We spent about 45 minutes on Marshall St. near the SU campus. This was our second time there. We gave out 10+ rosaries, three of them in SU colors. Most people who...

Podcast

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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