GRAMMY-NOMINATED ARTIST, CATHOLIC SPEAKER, RETREAT LEADER AND TWO TIME EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR
tHEMES AND Topics:
Footprints-God is Carrying You: “My precious child, I love you, and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.” The "Footprints" poem and song, remind us all that Jesus is walking with us, carrying us, and holding us close to His heart. Psalm 34:18 reminds us, "The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.” Leave filled with faith and hope so you may share the love for Jesus, the Eucharist, and the Church with others.
Scripture & Song: Learn to "intentionally" strengthen your prayer life through powerful divine hymns and contemporary faith based music, as well as, through the writings of the Saints, Divine Scripture, and Holy Mass.
Listen: "Do whatever he tells you." (John 2:5). Our Blessed Mother calls us to listen to her son. We will reflect on Mary's fiat and how God calls us into a more intimate relationship with him in the Eucharist through Adoration. This powerful presentation includes a guided meditation of the Transfiguration, reminding us of God's words, "Listen to Him." Laura Huval's original song "Listen" will be used for meditation. God speaks to our hearts in silence if we listen.
Overwhelmed? How to let Go: Lessons from the prophet Elijah and the Gospels on how our faith can help us to overcome stress, worry, and anxiety.
Cultivating a Relationship with the Holy Spirit: Develop ways to cultivate a relationship with the Holy Spirit. The Gifts and Fruit of the Holy Spirit will guide all to "realize" the gifts that God has given them. We can CHANGE THE WORLD if we all use our baptismal given gifts.
Setting the World on Fire with the Gifts and Fruit of the Holy Spirit- Lesson and reflection on the “Parable of the Talents” from Matthew 25:14-30. Reflect upon the lessons from the Parable and how each lesson resonates in your life. Dive deep into the Gifts and Fruit of the Holy Spirit and how you can apply them and pray for them in your daily life.
Forms of Prayer: Study the “Forms of Prayer” as referenced in the CCC (Praise, Petition, Intercession, and Thanksgiving). Each form of prayer will be discussed and a song will accompany each of the “Forms of Prayer”
Surrender: Matthew 5:37, proclaims, “ Let your yes mean yes, and your no mean no”. This program focuses on saying “yes” with the greatest of intentions. Journey through Mary’s “yes”, the Apostles' “yeses”, our “yes” at Confirmation, and our “yes” during sacred liturgy. Faith based hymns will be used to enhance this message.
Mary, Our Blessed Mother: This program will follow Mary’s life through scripture and her history in the Church. Learn more about feast days, the rosary, divine apparitions, and much more. We’ll also pray with Marian Hymns to bring us closer to the heart of Mary.
Servant Heart: Extend God’s compassion and mercy to those in need through the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy. The night will consist of reflections from the Saints, Scripture, and the CCC, as well as sung prayer.
Make Room- Make room for God and the Eucharist in your daily life; it will be transformed in ways you could never imagine. In this very practical session, we will pray with Laura Huval’s original song, "Make Room," while studying scripture, the writings of Saints, and guided meditations centered on the Eucharist.
Metanoia- Be transformed in Jesus Christ and unpack the true meaning of "Metanoia", while studying scripture, the CCC, and the conversion stories of many saints.
Joy in Jesus- This program will study "joy" by reflecting on scripture passages, quotes from Saints, and through faith-based hymns. How can you find joy in Jesus?
*Laura is happy to customize any theme or topic that is specific to your event.