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“Humble Beginnings”

Katy, TX. We all have to start somewhere. We're grateful that our Katy, TX chapter has chosen to begin their adventure in evangelization now. As Our Lord reminds us in Matthew 9:37, "The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few." While there were no miraculous...

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“I Want Everlasting Life!”

“I Want Everlasting Life!”

Birmingham, MI. Theodicy is "the vindication of divine goodness and providence in view of the existence of evil". That is to say, it explains how a good God could allow pain, suffering, and evil to exist. We must remember that suffering begets love (if we allow it...

“It’s Not Cancer!”

“It’s Not Cancer!”

Detroit, MI. Many passages in scripture exhort us to pray always and not lose heart. And it's a lesson that the man in today's story from the street certainly learned. Sometimes it can take a potential illness to wake us up to our desperate need for God and His grace....

“Night Fever”

“Night Fever”

Orlando, FL. Today's story from the street features NightFever, which is an event that seeks to help those far away from the Catholic Church to encounter God and to experience His love and mercy. This is done by asking volunteers to approach people on the street and...

“Sowing Smiles”

“Sowing Smiles”

Warren, MI. Seeing a kind and familiar face can always do wonders for the soul. That's the case in today's story. Our evangelist encountered a woman whom he had shared the gospel with in the past. Unfortunately, he found her feeling rather "down in the dumps", so he...

“Too Tough To Die”

“Too Tough To Die”

Tombstone, AZ. Many cities have slogans or mottos associated with them. Sometimes for positive reasons, and sometimes not. The city that our evangelists visited in today's story is known as "the town too tough to die"--Tombstone, AZ. That phrase likely comes from its...

“Meeting Martyrs”

“Meeting Martyrs”

Philadelphia, PA. Having health problems can be kind of like a slow "martyrdom." It can cause physical pain, lack of mobility, depression, weight gain, and a variety of other problems. So it was rather fitting that today's team set up outside two hospitals on the...

“On Earth as it is in Heaven”

“On Earth as it is in Heaven”

Gaithersburg, MD. As we can see from the prayer of the Our Father, Our Lord let us know that the primary concern of God's heart is that "His kingdom would come on earth as it is in heaven." In today's story, our evangelists tried to facilitate His Kingdom coming into...

“God’s Grace Changes Your Life”

“God’s Grace Changes Your Life”

Bisbee, AZ. The Copper Queen Hotel in Bisbee is the longest continuously operating hotel in the state of Arizona. An interesting fact about the hotel--it has never been closed, and their swinging double doors in the lobby don't lock, always welcoming guests! Kind of...

“Fly to the Lord”

“Fly to the Lord”

Las Vegas, NV. It's unclear why airplanes are a place where strangers wind up making connections. Perhaps it's because there's simply nothing else to do. Or maybe it's because some become nervous when flying, and conversation helps to ease anxiety. Whatever the case...

“Holy Family Christmas Store, Pt. 1”

“Holy Family Christmas Store, Pt. 1”

Detroit, MI. For the second year, Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, in Midtown Detroit, organized the "Holy Family Christmas Store". On the weekend before Christmas, this "store" offered a chance for low-income families to come and receive Christmas gifts, clothing,...

Podcast

Ep. 31: 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. 30: 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. 29: 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 28: 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. 27: 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. 27: 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. 26: 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. 25: 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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