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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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“A Special Gift for All”

“A Special Gift for All”

Henniker, New Hampshire. Today's story presents a lesson for us all to reflect on. Our evangelist had an extremely beautiful rosary to give away, but someone they were less familiar with took it. At first she was disappointed, but upon reflection she realized she...

“Mall Evangelization”

“Mall Evangelization”

Tampa, FL. While the idea of a shopping area or "mall" has been around since ancient Rome, the idea only made its way to America in 1828. With the relatively recent development of the internet, websites like Amazon have taken over as the first shopping option for...

“Waiting”

“Waiting”

Gaithersburg, MD. What does one do at a bus stop? Wait. During Advent, this season of patient waiting for the coming of our Savior, it's moments like these that are often ideal to speak to people about Jesus. Those waiting for the bus often have nothing else to do but...

“El Sobrante Stroll, Pt. 2”

“El Sobrante Stroll, Pt. 2”

El Sobrante, CA. Many people haven't heard of the city of El Sobrante, CA. The name is derived from the time when Mexican independence was declared from Spain, and the government gave land grants to be divided among Spanish colonists. “Rancho Sobrante” was the...

“El Sobrante Stroll, Pt. 1”

“El Sobrante Stroll, Pt. 1”

El Sobrante, CA. The 26th annual El Sobrante Stroll is a family-friendly event with a goal of promoting community awareness and to acquaint the community with the services and businesses available in El Sobrante. The main road through town is closed to cars, and it...

“If Jesus is the truth, that’s what I want!”

“If Jesus is the truth, that’s what I want!”

Orange County, CA. Many argue that the deepest human desire is to be loved. And that's true. But another deep human desire is to know the truth. In John 8:31-32, we read "Jesus then said to those Jews who believed in him, "If you remain in my word, you will truly be...

“A Billboard Pointing to Christ”

“A Billboard Pointing to Christ”

San Diego, CA. The tilma worn by St. Juan Diego almost 500 years ago on a chilly December morning became something so much more after Our Lady of Guadalupe visited him. This poor Indian widower's tilma has become a relic, a work of art, and a sign pointing to the...

“The Lord Rewards Sacrifice”

“The Lord Rewards Sacrifice”

Philadelphia, PA. When you're doing something for Our Lord, and it's not easy, He knows that and will reward you accordingly. Today's team went out in cold, icy conditions, all for the salvation of souls. God blessed their time in the harsh conditions with many...

“Evangelizing at the DIA, Pt. 2”

“Evangelizing at the DIA, Pt. 2”

Detroit, MI. When people visit the Detroit Institute of Arts, or any art museum for that matter, they are often there seeking beautiful art. Beauty, along with goodness and truth, make up the three transcendentals. "Transcendentals are the timeless and universal...

“Evangelizing at the DIA, Pt. 1”

“Evangelizing at the DIA, Pt. 1”

Detroit, MI. The Detroit Institute of Arts, or DIA as it's known to locals, is ranked as one of the top six art museums in America, and draws visitors young and old. It contains many beautiful religious works, including Gozzoli's "Madonna and Child" and Jan van Eyck's...

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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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