August 1, 2018

Pikes Peak Center
190 Cascade Ave
Colorado Springs, Colorado

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August 1-5, 2018 Conference !

Our Lady of Fatima
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Our Lady of Fatima!

St. Thomas Aquinas Society has the privilege of being under the banner of Our Lady of Fatima. In fact, the banner at the top of our logo says: Our Lady of Fatima. It is at this time that we again honor Our Lady of Fatima and her patronage with a special day to celebrate Our Lady of Fatima on August 1.

We have: 
Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations.  Nuno Prazeres from Portugal, Director of the Secretariat of the World Apostolate of Fatima and whose grandfather was a personal friend of Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco.  Judy Studer, Custodian of the United Nations Pilgrim Statue of the World Apostolate of Fatima, as well as the First Class Relics of Saints Jacinta and Francisco, and more.

Please join us throughout this celebration of our Catholic faith from August 1-5, 2018.

 

 

Archbishop Bernardito Cleopas Auza

Apostolic Nuncio, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations and to the Organization of American States

His Excellency Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the UN, is a native of Talibon, Philippines. He earned a doctorate in Theology and entered the diplomatic service of the Holy See in 1990. He served at the Apostolic Nunciature in Madagascar, in Bulgaria, and then in Albania. He then served in the Secretariat of State in the Vatican and from there was appointed to the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations in New York. He was named Apostolic Nuncio to Haiti on 8 May 2008 and was ordained an Archbishop on 3 July 2008. He was appointed Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations in New York on 1 July 2014 and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the Organization of American States on 16 July 2014.

Annie Karto

Singer and Songwriter

Catholic singer, Annie Karto has traveled the country extensively these past 20 years, her ministry taking her to Europe, New Zealand, Rwanda, Africa, Guatemala, and Trinidad. Annie weaves her songs in and out of her testimonies.

Over 20 years ago, after a deep conversion experience before the Blessed Eucharist, Annie was given the penance to spread the Lord’s Divine Mercy for the rest of her life. This “penance” has become a great joy!

Annie has strived to use her gift of voice, and speaking skills to evangelize wherever the Lord calls her. A highlight in her ministry was writing and singing a song for Rwandan genocide survivor, Immaculee Ilibagiza, titled, “Song for Immaculee” leading to a trip to Immaculee’s village in Rwanda, Africa, in August of 2011.

Annie has been invited to major conferences, and also shared at Magnificat Breakfasts, Divine Mercy retreats and Days of Reflection. Some of Annie’s talks include Divine Mercy Flood My Soul” which is her focus, “Mary, Masterpiece of Mercy,” “Rise up and Shape the Culture, “The Beauty of being a Catholic Woman.”

Annie has recorded 6 CDs with some to the best musicians in N.Y. city.

She has appeared on EWTN’s Backstage program, and her ministry has taken her to Europe, New Zealand, Africa, Guatemala and Trinidad. The title song of Annie’s hit CD, “Overshadow Me” won an award from UCMVA. “You are a Priest Forever” has encouraged hundreds of priests throughout the country, and has received two apostolic blessings, one from blessed Pope John Paul II, and Pope Benedict XVI.

Annie and her husband Dave have been married 35 years, and have 4 children and 9 grand children.

www.anniekarto.com

Fr. James R. Kelleher,
SOLT, S.T.D.

Eucharistic Family Rosary Crusade

Fr. Kelleher is an internationally recognized speaker on the topic of Eucharistic Adoration and the family rosary. He has fulfilled major speaking engagements at Marian and Eucharistic Conferences in the United States, England and India. Fr. Kelleher founded Eucharistic Family Rosary Crusade on October 19, 2003 in Rome, Italy on the day Mother Teresa was beatified.

Fr. Kelleher launched his first large Rosary Crusade in the Diocese of Dallas with An Evening of Eucharistic Adoration and Global Living Rosary on Friday night, May 13th in the Cotton Bowl with 22,000 people in attendance. On Sunday, May 25,2008, he organized An Afternoon of Eucharistic Adoration and Global Living Rosary in the Kansas City Royals Baseball Stadium with 25,000 participants. Both events were broadcast around the world on EWTN. From 2013 through 2017, Fr. Kelleher did eight smaller Rosary Crusades throughout the country of Ireland. On Sunday night, July 23 2017, he organized An Evening of Eucharistic Adoration and Global Living Rosary in the Spokane Avista Baseball Stadium with approximately 5,000 people attending.

Fr. James R. Kelleher, SOLT, S.T.D. was the founding President of Our Lady of Corpus Christi (OLCC), a Catholic undergraduate, liberal arts institution founded by the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT) in 1998. The vision of OLCC was the education and evangelization of the world's young people and their nations. Under Fr. Kelleher's leadership, a world-class Chapel of Perpetual Adoration was constructed from 2001-2003 on the OLCC campus.

Nuno Prazeres

Director of the Secretariat of the World Apostolate of Fatima

Nuno Prazeres is the director of the Secretariat of the World Apostolate of Fatima, in Portugal, since 2004.

He studied at the Catholic University of Lisbon and then went to London to conclude his studies in Theology. He spent two years in Africa as a lay missionary. He is married and has three children.

Nuno’s grandfather was a personal friend of Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta Marto, the three little shepherds of Fatima. He and some of his other relatives were at the site of the apparitions on that October 13th, 1917 when the “miracle of the sun” occurred.

Part of his work includes keeping contact and visiting the various centres of the World Apostolate of Fatima, assisting them in their formation and pastoral programs. He also welcomes the pilgrims in Fatima and shares with them the message of Our Lady, by pointing out its relevance for today’s world.

Judy Studer

International Statue of Our Lady of Fatima

We are excited to have Judy Studer, Custodian of the United Nations Pilgrim Statue of the World Apostolate of Fatima, as well as the First Class Relics of Saints Jacinta and Francisco. She will be speaking as well as praying for healing for those present. 

Judy and the statue will be present at the conference during the five days.

Judy Studer is the President of the Rhode Island Division of the World Apostolate of Fatima (WAF) and Custodian of the United Nations Pilgrim Statue of the WAF (pictured below left). Ms. Studer will be speaking and bringing the First Class Relics of Saints Francisco and Jacinta. Be sure to meet Judy, be inspired by her story, and venerate the relics.

Image used with permission of Richard George