For Our Searching Souls

The Christ Our Life Conference, which took place on Saturday and Sunday, September 26 & 27, 2020 was a beautiful, life affirming event. We heard world-class speakers, celebrated Mass, experienced Reconciliation, visited Jesus in Adoration, and filled our spirits with music, prayer and rejoicing! Stay tuned for information about the 2022 Conference. Due to restrictions put on us by Covid 19, we still have a significant budget shortfall. Will you consider donating?

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“This experience has changed me immensely. I now understand the importance of Christ in my life. The whole experience just makes me want to be a better person and revolve everything around the glory of God.”

“There were children, seniors, religious and felons, all races, converts and cradle Catholics, and maybe even a few non-Catholics, people from every walk of life…all worshipping God together for two days. It doesn’t get any better than that on earth.”

“A gentleman drove his wife to the conference and told her that he would be going back to the hotel to rest and watch sports on TV. A speaker caught his attention; he never left the conference and was back again the next day for the entire event.”

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January 24, 2021

Breathe on us again!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eCa81EC9PM O Lord hear, O Lord forgive us. We have lost the awe of You. Have mercy, have mercy. O Lord, cleanse Our hearts which are divided. Stir the faith that we once knew We're thirsty, we're thirsty. O Lord restore The church that bears Your name. O Spirit send A revival to this nation. Breathe on us again, Breathe on us again. Breathe on us again. O Lord restore…
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January 23, 2021

Join us in a Eucharistic Novena starting today

Let us start afresh in 2021 with a commitment to honor the Blessed Sacrament. Pledge to: Pray a daily Rosary and Divine Mercy chaplet Attend daily Mass Fast by skipping one meal per day Give alms Abstain from media Sign up HERE.
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January 15, 2021

What Really Happens at Mass

By Chris Magruder  |  The Veil Removed  | January 15, 2021 In working for our Lord on “The Veil Removed” over the last five years, I often share what the saints have seen at Mass beyond the veil that most people are not graced to see. For example Saint John Chrysostom said, “When Mass is being celebrated the sanctuary is filled with countless angels who adore the divine victim immolated…
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January 8, 2021

I know what I have to do

Now I just need to do it. My spirit is unsettled. There is a knot in the pit of my stomach. Can you relate? It’s been a rough year. But in spite of all the obvious hardships of 2020, I have been luckier than most and can even say that there have been many blessings during this weird year. Our business has been down but we are doing ok. We…
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December 24, 2020

A Christmas Eve Treat

Weihnachtsbaum im Wald It is highly unlikely that anyone subscribed to this blog needs to listen to this story by Paul Harvey to believe in the incarnation, but it is a creative parable about the incarnation and it moved me, so I share it with you on the eve of the celebration of Christ's birth. ENJOY! This famous story as only Paul Harvey could tell it was aired over ABC…
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December 11, 2020

The Darkness and the Light

In all my 64 years of life I have never had such a God-focused Advent and I am grateful for the grace, because that is what it is - GRACE. God has always been in my sight, even from early childhood. I always knew I needed Him. The reasons for needing Him have shifted from a need for freedom from fear in my early years to simply longing for more…
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December 6, 2020

The Royal Child: The Glory of God

By Bishop William Joensen: Reprinted with permission from Iowans For LIFE. https://youtu.be/RTuV-4SFkI8 I am pleased to join you as bishop and pastor of the Catholic Diocese of Des Moines, as a brother in Christ, and a witness to the dignity of every human life.  While we would obviously prefer to be together in person sharing a meal and feasting on the musical fare our fine musicians serve us tonight, we…
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November 27, 2020

Little Acts of Love

Did you see  “Love Reaches Everywhere” at the conference? The title “Love Reaches Everywhere” was inspired by words Ellen created for a Mary’s Meals t-shirt. Whether you saw it or not, it is worth watching again for a spiritual and joyful boost as you head into Advent. You will find it at the end of this post. What you may not realize is how Mary’s Meals and the Christ Our…

SPEAKERS FOR THE 2020 CONFERENCE

Father Donald Calloway, MIC

From affiliation with a foreign mafia to drug use and incarceration,  Fr. Don’s stunning conversion is mesmerizing. Now an international author, leader of devotion to St. Joseph, the Virgin Mary, Divine Mercy, the Holy Rosary (and talented surfer) he motivates countless souls.

Sister Miriam James, SOLT

Sr. Miriam passionately conveys that every person is deeply and unconditionally loved. After facing trauma, addiction and emotional emptiness as a young adult, despite popularity and athletic success, she encountered the authentic love of God that changed the course of her life and still continues to do so to this day.

Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers

This on-fire Catholic deacon enflames hearts for Christ by co- hosting EWTN national radio program Morning Glory, hosting and co-hosting EWTN television programs and preaching throughout the world. His Benedictine spirituality richly enhances his deep faith.

Mirjana Soldo

Author of My Heart Will Triumph, referring to Blessed Mother Mary’s heart, Mirjana has received apparitions from Mary since age 16. This gentle and holy woman encourages the faith of hundreds of thousands in Medjugorje each year.

Magnus Macfarlane-Barrow

Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow

This Scottish founder and CEO of Mary’s Meals returns to share recent experiences and insights from throughout the world. Mary’s Meals now feeds more than 1.6 million impoverished children at their place of education daily.

Jon Leonetti

Radio host, author, presenter and national parish mission leader, Jon has served as Christ Our Life’s emcee since the first conference in 2010. Jon’s devotion to the Sacraments, prayer, the saints and family life inspire all to lead holy lives.

Steve Angrisano

A perennial favorite of Christ Our Life audiences, Steve returns to provide the ideal combination of music and story-weaving in a sensitive and timely manner, enhancing the conference experience for thousands.