Live on: March 27, 2021 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm central time.
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the declaration of St. Joseph as the universal patron of the Catholic Church. In his apostolic letter Patris Corde (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis urges the faithful to imitate the virtues of the Foster Father of Jesus, describing St. Joseph as a resourceful and loving father who protected the Holy Family and thus became “a minister of salvation” for all. We can draw much spiritual and practical wisdom by meditating on the life and virtues of St. Joseph, especially as he is depicted in scripture. Besides Mary, no other saint has as many titles that refer to his spiritual gifts and holy identity. (The Litany of St. Joseph lists 24 different forms of address.)
Summit Topics –
We Need St. Joseph and His Virtues: The crucial need for the masculine genius through the lens of the cardinal virtues, particularly temperance and fortitude, as manifested in the life of St. Joseph.
Virtues of St. Joseph Point us to Christ: Joseph was a virtuous man in the way he cared for his family, practiced his faith and listened to messengers from God, the virtue he displayed is best understood in relation to Jesus Christ.
About Our Speakers –
Fr. Larry Richards, a gifted and captivating speaker, preacher, retreat master and author. He is the pastor of St. Joseph’s Parish in Erie Pennsylvania, and the founder and President of The Reason for Our Hope Foundation. Fr. Larry has directed hundreds of retreats, parish missions, and conferences for young and old alike.
Simone Rizkallah is currently the Director of Program Growth for Endow Groups which is a lay apostolate dedicated to the intellectual formation of women for the cultivation of authentic femininity according to the vision of Pope St. John Paul II. Her graduate degree is in Theological Studies with an emphasis in Systematic Theology from Christendom College.
Simone is also an Institute of Catholic Theology, a Witherspoon/John Jay Institute and an Acton Institute Fellow. She has studied at the St. Albert the Great Center for Scholastic Studies in Norcia, Italy, at the Phoenix Institute at the International Theological Institute in Trumau, Austria, and at the Tertio Millennio Seminar in Krakow, Poland.
As the daughter of immigrants from the Armenian Diaspora in Cairo, Egypt, she has a particular interest in matters of religious freedom and culture. She has been published in ChurchPOP, Aleteia, Verily, CatholicU, Ethika Politika, The Catechetical Review and Angelus and was featured as a Guest Contributor in the book Road Signs for Catholic Teens published by Our Sunday Visitor.
You can connect with her at www.culturalgypsy.com and at www.endowgroups.org You can listen to her interview amazing men and women who manifest their unique masculine and feminine genius by subscribing to The Endow Podcast and The Endow YouTube Channel.