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The Innovative Spirit of the Fathers of Mercy w/ Fr. Ken Geraci

Fr. Ken Geraci, CPM, is a Father of Mercy based in Kentucky. He made a special visit to University of St. Thomas-Houston to strengthen a bond already beginning to form with several people at UST.

In this conversation, Fr. Ken talks with Dr. Richard Ludwick, president of UST, about the Fathers of Mercy and how they have adapted and innovated over the years to stay relevant and on mission. They also discuss what it means for a Catholic family to "go through the motions," how the Fathers of Mercy were innovative pivoting their approach for inviting people to discover the true presence of Jesus in the Eucharist, and the value and depth of a parish mission and how personal prayer is key.

Fr. Ken Geraci, CPM

Understanding the Eucharist w/ Bishop Andrew Cozzens | Napa Institute Conference Series

In part one with Bishop Andrew Cozzens, bishop of the Diocese of Crookston, MN and Chairman of the National Eucharistic Revival, he talks about the need for revival in the Catholic Church.

In this part two, Bishop Cozzens sits down for a conversation with Dr. Richard Ludwick, president of University of St. Thomas-Houston, at the 12th Annual Napa Institute Conference in Napa Valley California. Bishop Cozzens gives an in-depth and beautiful description of the Eucharist and why it is essential for Catholics to understand its deep biblical mystery. Watch this video to better understand the Eucharist and share this in small groups and parishes so that all Catholics can fully know what it means to consume the true presence of Jesus Christ.

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Bishops Ready to Lead Revival w/ Bishop Andrew Cozzens

National Eucharistic Revival

Bishop Andrew Cozzens

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Bishops Ready to Lead Revival w/ Bishop Andrew Cozzens | Napa Institute Conference Series

Bishop Andrew Cozzens, bishop of the Diocese of Crookston, MN and Chairman of the National Eucharistic Revival, desires for all the Catholic faithful to know and understand the power of the Eucharist. He, and other United States bishops, are getting ready for the National Eucharistic Revival and it's three-year process of deepening our union to the true presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist.

Bishop Cozzens sits down for a conversation with Dr. Richard Ludwick, president of University of St. Thomas-Houston, at the 12th Annual Napa Institute Conference in Napa Valley California. They discuss the National Eucharistic Revival, why the bishops are enthusiastic for it and the need for a more profound understanding of the Eucharist and Mass in our church today.

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National Eucharistic Revival

Bishop Andrew Cozzens

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Technology as a Tool for the Church w/ JM Boyd | Napa Institute Conference Series

If technology is a tool, how can the Church use that tool to leverage relationships, connect ministries and track the faith journey of the average parishioner? This was the question pondered by JM Boyd, CBO of Glass Canvas. That question led to the development of Tilma Platform, a tool that could help parishes and dioceses connect, track and enhance the spiritual journeys of the faithful.

Boyd sits down with Dr. Richard Ludwick, president of the University of St. Thomas - Houston, at the 12th Annual Napa Institute Conference in Napa Valley California. They discuss the founding of Tilma Platform, how it works, but most importantly, why it is needed.

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Glass Canvas

Tilma Platform

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Hope in the Music Industry w/ Mario Costabile | Napa Institute Conference Series

Mario Costabile knows his way around the music industry. Costabile, Executive Director of Array of Hope, uses his knowledge of the Christian music scene, from his experience in Nashville and Los Angeles, to apply that to the Catholic space to create dynamic Christian concerts geared toward a Catholic audience. Array of Hope does so much more than just music too, focusing on high quality media to create a meaningful experience for viewers.

Costabile sits down with Dr. Richard Ludwick, president of the University of St. Thomas - Houston, at the 12th Annual Napa Institute Conference in Napa Valley California. They discuss Costabile's background, the contemporary Christian music scene and its influence, where Costabile's team finds the talent for this work and how a university can foster this kind of musical talent.

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Array of Hope

Mario Costabile, Executive Director | Array of Hope

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A Bold Vision for Catholic Education w/ Kyle Pietrantonio | Napa Institute Conference Series

What does the future of Catholic Education look like? That is what Kyle Pietrantonio, Executive Director of Duc In Altum Schools Collaborative, set out to answer as he and a number of school presidents founded the DIA schools. What they crafted was a bold vision for 21st century educators, creating an extensive network of entrepreneurial and passionately Catholic educators seeking to challenge conventional thinking while striving for excellence in faith-first school communities across the country and the world.

Pietrantonio sits down with Dr. Richard Ludwick, president of the University of St. Thomas - Houston, at the 12th Annual Napa Institute Conference in Napa Valley California. They discuss the role of evangelization within an educational setting and how a school can function as a "furnace of formation" for everyone involved.

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Duc In Altum Schools Collaborative

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Celebrating a Diversity of Gifts w/ Deacon Charlie Echeverry | Napa Institute Conference Series

Deacon Charlie Echeverry, a deacon of the Diocese of Los Angeles, understands the beauty of embracing a diversity of gifts and expressions of those gifts in the Catholic Church. One of his goals is for others to recognize their own gifts and use them to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

In this episode of our Napa Institute Conference Series, Deacon Charlie sits down with Dr. Richard Ludwick, president of University of St. Thomas-Houston, at the 12th Annual Napa Institute Conference in Napa Valley California. In a wonderful dialogue, they discuss why Deacon Charlie became a deacon, how deacons are meant to create bridges, and the magnitude of recognizing the richness of cultures in the Catholic Church and how they can only enhance our mission - in liturgy and in life.

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Living the CALL Podcast

Black//Brown

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Creating of Culture of Evangelization w/ Jason Simon | Napa Institute Conference Series

What does it mean to be an Evangelical Catholic? For Jason Simon, president of The Evangelical Catholic, it means putting in the work to make disciples of all nations! Since their founding in 1998, The Evangelical Catholic has reached thousands of people across the nation to activate and create cultures of evangelization and discipleships.

Simon sits down for a conversation with Dr. Richard Ludwick, president of the University of St. Thomas - Houston, at the 12th Annual Napa Institute Conference in Napa Valley California. They discuss the importance evangelization and the shift happening in our churches today, instead of drawing people to an ever increasing number of church activities, to form parishioners to go out into the world to draw more people towards Christ.

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Evangelical Catholic

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Eucharistic Revival is on the Horizon w/ Tim Glemkowski | Napa Institute Conference Series

You've heard "a revival is in the air" and "an exciting journey is ahead." Tim Glemkowski, Executive Director of the National Eucharistic Congress, is enthusiastic to help plan the incredible National Eucharistic Revival slated for 2024 in Indianapolis, Ind.

Glemkowski sits down for a conversation with Dr. Richard Ludwick, president of University of St. Thomas-Houston, at the 12th Annual Napa Institute Conference in Napa Valley California. They discuss the National Eucharistic Revival, the impact of a gathering like this and how the church in the U.S. is on mission for Christ through this three-year journey. Also, listen for a shout out to The Rev. Rick Nagel from Dr. Ludwick.

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National Eucharistic Revival

Tim Glemkowski

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Cultivating Full Human Flourishing w/ Elisabeth Sullivan | Napa Institute Conference Series

Elisabeth Sullivan wants to reignite a sense of wonder and mystery into the lives of the students she serves. As the Executive Director at the Institute for Catholic Liberal Education, that goal is achieved through the recovery of the Church's rich heritage in the formation of the whole person in the image of God. In this episode, Sullivan has a conversation with Dr. Richard Ludwick, president of the University of St Thomas-Houston, at the 12th Annual Napa Institute Conference in Napa Valley, California. They discuss the vision of a Catholic Liberal Education and the fruits of the work that has been done.

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Institute for Catholic Liberal Education

The Napa Institute

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