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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,...

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“Dialoguing with Muslims”

Joliet, Illinois. We talk with many fallen away Catholics and Protestants and agnostics when we are evangelizing, but every now and then we talk with Muslims as well. This is when having apologetic material and pamphlets come in handy because many Muslims are...

“I Don’t Want To Go To Hell!”

Royal Oak, Michigan. It is sometimes frowned on when Christian evangelists speak about the reality of Hell. But the fact of the matter is, if Jesus died on the cross to save us, just what was it that he was saving us FROM? We don’t have to be angry “bible thumpers,”...

“Conversation Starters”

Dallas, Texas. In a culture that is bombarded by advertising and companies trying to get one’s attention, we sometimes have to be creative as evangelists. That doesn’t necessarily mean marketing, but sometimes a bold attention grabber can be the match that starts a...

“Curiosity As A First Step”

Joliet, Illinois. Many conversions to Christ and the Catholic faith often start with curiosity. What is it Catholics believe, and why do they believe it? Many people have gone through most of their lives without ever encountering a Catholic who practiced his or her...

“Risking Death For Christ”

Fort Pierce, Florida. It can be easy for us to take our religious freedoms for granted. Many in other parts of the world face persecution and even death for following Christ. This is especially true for Muslims who convert from Islam to Christianity, who oftentimes...

“I realize that I’m not worthless”

Riverside, CA. Hope makes miracles happen, and hope is sometimes communicated through the simplest gestures – even just giving someone a rosary bracelet! This recent report came from Paul. Hi everyone, I thought I would share this story with you. Team Riverside goes...

“Making Connections at the Ball Game”

Detroit, MI. Sometimes it’s the little things that plant seeds. A kind gesture, a sacramental at the right time, a word uttered that has prophetic significance. YOU may be the person God is sending to do a job, give a message, or attend to a need. The “crumbs,” the...

“Going Out Two By Two”

Arlington, VA. Most people who see the work of SPSE see us “on the street.” But in growing the apostolate, Saint Paul Evangelization Institute is also involved in the work of training new evangelists to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ and continue the work....

We Are Called to Share the Faith

Kenosha, WI. Here’s a report from Dave: I set up near the lake front of Lake Michigan in Kenosha Wisconsin. The big event was an annual marathon with plenty of foot traffic. I was handing out rosaries, but couldn't drum up a good conversation. So I did a quick prayer...

“Our little group became like the apostles at Pentecost!”

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Ep. 22: Everyday Evangelization

In this episode we interview Denise Hirl who is one of our regional missionaries and trainers for SPEI. Denise shares with us her own story as well as how the work of street evangelization has given her confidence to evangelize in her everyday life. Her stories are...

Ep. 21: M3 Ministries

In this episode we interview Deacon Keith Strohm who is the president and founder of M3 ministries. We discuss how he is transforming parishes and transforming lives by providing practical advice for changing parish culture. He also talks candidly about the important...

Ep. 20: The Parish Team

In this episode we interview David Adair who is a team leader at St. Olivers in the Archdiocese of Atlanta. He shares with us how he runs a successful SPSE team at his parish. The secret? Prayer, community, and trust in Jesus. 

Ep. 19: God Opens Doors

In this episode we speak with Ed Graveline. Ed was one of the first team leaders to ever hit the streets for Saint Paul Street Evangelization. Beginning with his own powerful conversion story he shares with us how God broke into his life and how he now cannot help but...

Ep. 18: Sharing our Story

Meet Rob Marco our very own editor for our Stories from the Street. Rob has been a team leader with Saint Paul Street Evangelization for years and recently began using his gifts in writing to edit our stories from the street. In this episode he shares with us his...

Ep 17: How to Start a Team

In this episode we interview Joanne Portzer who has been a full-time urban missionary with Saint Paul Street Evangelization for several years. With well over 550 hours of street evangelization expereince Joanne shares with us her practical wisdom for building a...

Ep. 16: Dream Cruise Confessions

In this episode we interview long time missionary and evangelist with SPSE Randy Husaynu. He shares with us stories from the Dream Cruise, an annual event in Detroit which draws as many as 1.5 million people and 40,000 classic cars to the historic city. We talk...

Ep. 15: College Admissions

In this episode we interview Clarence Burkholder who is a long time SPSE evangelist out of Atlanta, GA. Clarence evangelizes weekly on different college campus's throughout the southeast including UGA, Georgia Tech, and Auburn University. We speak to him about why he...

Ep. 14: Basic Evangelization Training

In this episode we talk about our Basic Evangelization Trainiing and interview a recent participant about her thoughts and how this training equipped her to become an evangelist. If you are interested in having a BET training at your parish or your Diocese you can...

Ep. 13: A New Society of Evangelists

In this episode we interview Patrick Brennan who is the Director our new St. Paul Society of Evangelists. Patrick Brennan is originally from East Lansing, Michigan. In 2012, two years after graduating from law school, he had a life changing encounter with the Holy...

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