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“If it wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t know God”

Silver Springs, MD. Many out there doubt God's perfect timing or struggle believing in His unfathomable love. If only they knew of today's story. The following report comes to us from evangelist Toni and our Silver Springs, MD team. A young woman ("Jenny") approached...

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“Roving Evangelization”

“Roving Evangelization”

Orlando, FL. While it's often ideal to establish one particular spot from which you evangelize as people walk by, sometimes that may not be the best method. As we'll see in today's story, our evangelists walked through a park situated very near to Walt Disney...

“The Best Things in Life Are Free”

“The Best Things in Life Are Free”

Gaithersburg, MD. SPSE gives away rosaries and medals, because no one should be charged for the truth of Jesus. The gospel, the Holy Eucharist, Church teaching all comes from God's abundant, life-giving, and free love. Some people are shocked when they see us giving...

“Forgiveness and Healing”

“Forgiveness and Healing”

Marana, AZ. Respected health care providers say that holding on to unforgiveness can physically hurt you. “There is an enormous physical burden to being hurt and disappointed,” says Karen Swartz, M.D., director of the Mood Disorders Adult Consultation Clinic at The...

“Windy City meets the Sunshine State”

“Windy City meets the Sunshine State”

Clearwater, FL. Two men living far apart, speaking different languages, can still enjoy each other's company and bless each other if they share a common purpose in doing God's work. Take, for example, St. Andre Bessette and Blessed Fr. Solanus Casey. These two holy...

“The Fruit of Gentleness”

“The Fruit of Gentleness”

Boise, ID. One of the fruits of the Holy Spirit that is severely lacking in the world these days is gentleness. When you wish to be heard and trusted, approaching with kindness, peace and with a gentle disposition will almost certainly win a person over. Today's story...

“God Had a Purpose”

“God Had a Purpose”

Phoenix, AZ.  We've heard that some Jehovah's Witnesses believe that Catholics are like low hanging fruit, easy to pick off. Many Jehovah's Witnesses are actually former Catholics who simply did not understand the faith. They need to be challenged and invited back,...

“Student Testimony”

“Student Testimony”

Novi, MI. Do you remember the first time you evangelized? Did you feel unprepared? Perhaps you felt like you said the wrong thing and doubted that you should even be out there? Most of us probably struggled with self-doubt when we first went out to share the gospel....

“Reverencing Mary”

“Reverencing Mary”

Fort Worth, TX. While it's obvious to us Catholics why we reverence the Blessed Virgin Mary, many Protestants struggle this. If they only understood all of her extraordinary qualities, her immense love, her place of honor in heaven, they would certainly agree that...

“History Lessons”

“History Lessons”

Dallas, TX. Soon to be canonized John Henry Cardinal Newman once said "To be deep in history is to cease to be Protestant." Today's story features an encounter with a Protestant who is unaware of her own church's past, let alone that of the Roman Catholic Church....

“God’s Big Love in Little Italy”

“God’s Big Love in Little Italy”

San Diego, CA. Every Saturday, you can find wonderful fresh produce at the award-winning Little Italy Mercato in San Diego. Many go there to purchase their fruits and vegetables for the week, to satisfy the needs of nourishment and hunger. But remember Isaiah 55:1-2...

Podcast

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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