Veni Sancte Spiritus

Rediscovering the Power & Purpose of the Holy Spirit!

March 19, 2021 - 7pm-9pm
March 20, 2021 - 8am-4pm

Most Precious Blood Catholic Church
3502 Saratoga Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78415

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Priority Seraphim - $70

("Priority Seraphim" includes VIP Seating/Q&A Luncheon with Speakers)

General Admission - $35
Youth Pass - $15
Clergy / Religious - Free

Family Pass - $95 (includes up to 5 lunches)

Lunch is included with all tickets

VIRTUAL ONLY - $35 (per household)

Event Description

At Most Precious Blood Parish in Corpus Christi, TX, Fullness of Truth & the Augustine Institute present “Veni Sancte Spiritu: Rediscovering the Power & Purpose of the Holy Spirit” with a mission to inspire Catholics to enkindle a personal devotion to the Holy Spirit, and a renewed confidence in His constant presence in our lives. Join Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio, and Bishop Michael Mulvey as they take a fresh look at the Holy Spirit and show how you can tap into His power now! Catholics know God as their Father and Jesus as their friend, yet most bypass the third person of the Holy Trinity in their spiritual lives. The Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity, remains a mystery for many of us! We “adore and glorify” the Spirit with the Father and the Son, but do we really understand the power or the actions of the Spirit?

Simple willpower isn’t enough when you’re struggling against anger, anxiety, addictions, sexual temptations, and other common problems. The power of the Holy Spirit — and only that power — is strong enough to overcome these deeply rooted and disheartening difficulties. The Holy Spirit is the "friend closest to our heart," who leads us in prayer, directs our mind with truth, and makes us holy. Attendees will learn how to renew their life in the Holy Spirit, understand and receive spiritual gifts, and grow in love, joy, peace, and other fruits that are the sign that the Holy Spirit dwells in us.

Christ promised to send “the Spirit of Truth”—the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete, the Advocate to dispel ignorance, correct errors, and oppose falsehoods. In turn, the Advocate gives us the wisdom to discern the truth, the strength to choose to live according to it, and the confidence to proclaim and defend the truth! Learn how the Spirit equips us to draw others to Christ, build up the church, and generate unity among its members. Their advice, firmly rooted in the wisdom of the saints, will help you gain the Spirit’s power, both in your individual spiritual life and in your relationships! You will learn how to trust Jesus more and to control your own thoughts — as well as how to let go of grudges, and how to place your dealings with others on a firm Christian footing. Yes, prayerful and regular study of the scriptures is the key to hear the voice of God, to see the Holy Spirit at work even in times of suffering, and to receive all the graces God wants to give. Our speaker’s forthright, Holy Spirit-centered approach will give you trustworthy, tested ways to gain the freedom that only God can give!

  • Our conference will also strive to answer the following:
  • What is the role of the Holy Spirit in creation?
  • How does the Holy Spirit bestow authority and empower us?
  • How did the Spirit work through the prophets?
  • How does the Spirit give us wisdom and “lead us into all truth”?
  • What is the relationship between the Holy Spirit, Jesus, and the Trinity?
  • How did the Holy Spirit empower Mary and others in the New Testament?
  • What role does the Holy Spirit play in our spiritual lives?

Through clear explanations, numerous references to the lives of the saints, and other insightful challenges, our presenters will encourage us to love and live out the truth, found most especially with the help of the Holy Spirit, in the Will of God! Don’t miss it!

“O Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart. Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling and scatter there Thy cheerful beams.” —Saint Augustine

Speakers

Deacon Burke Sivers

Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers

TV Host, Theologian

Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers – known around the world as the “Dynamic Deacon” – is one of the most sought-after speakers in the Church today. He is a powerful and passionate evangelist and preacher, whose no-nonsense approach to living and proclaiming the Catholic faith will challenge and inspire those who hear him.

He travels across the United States and around the world speaking at conferences, workshops, retreats, parish missions, high schools, and young adult events – in short, to everyone who desires to know Jesus intimately and enjoy a deeper personal relationship with Him. His areas of expertise include marriage and family life, discerning the will of God, the sacraments, male spirituality, evangelization, prayer, and many others.

Deacon Harold holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame, and a...

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...Master of Theological Studies Degree from the University of Dallas. He co-hosts the national weekly broadcast “Living Stones” on Mater Dei Radio. Deacon Harold has appeared in the major feature film Power in My Hands and is the creator of Walk by Faith Wednesday Webinars, a weekly hour of Catholic catechesis and teaching.

In addition, he is the host or co-host of several popular series on EWTN television and is featured on the award winning Chosen faith formation program by Ascension Press. Deacon Harold is the author of the best-selling book, Behold the Man: A Catholic Vision of Male Spirituality, co-author of Ignite: Read the Bible Like Never Before, and has written the acclaimed book, Father Augustus Tolton: The Slave Who Became the First African-American Priest.

Retaining a deep love of Benedictine spirituality which he gained during his time discerning a call to that religious community, Deacon Harold is a Benedictine Oblate of Mount Angel Abbey. He is also a member of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars and the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy.

Dr.-Marcellino-DAmbrosio

Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio

AUthor / EWTN Host

Hi, I’m Marcellino D’Ambrosio, and I grew up in Providence, RI, where lots of people had unpronounceable names like mine!  Now better known in TV and radio as “Dr. Italy,”  I’m a speaker, author, pilgrimage director and theologian whose initial goals had little to do with theology or ministry.  Born into a family of performers, I set my sights on making it big in the music industry joining one of the leading professional rock bands in New England at age 16.


Yes, I was raised Catholic.  Though I never considered missing Mass on Sunday, even as a teen, my faith was not exactly the thing that got me out of bed in the morning.  That changed when I met a group of Catholics whose life was an exciting adventure, something worth living for.  I laid my bass guitar aside and began a journey of continual surprises.  Though I thought foreign languages impossible, I learned Spanish...

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and worked in Hispanic Ministry.  Just a few years later, I co-founded Crossroads, a ministry that creatively proclaimed the Gospel to young people through music and media.  Eventually, a Ph.D. in theology under the renown Jesuit theologian, Avery Cardinal Dulles launched a universit teaching career at Loyola. the University of Dallas and, most recently, the Catholic Distance University.

In all these endeavors, I’ve been busy working to re-energize the Christian community by making the richness of the Catholic tradition accessible in language that everyone can understand.  The Crossroads Initiative website, founded in 2003, is an example of that work as my 200+ published articles that have appeared in Our Sunday VisitorThe TabletCommunio and other periodicals. So is my ministry as a speaker at parish, diocesan, and national events.  Involvement in broadcast media has been in important part of my work as well.  It includes weekly radio appearances on Catholic networks such as Relevant Radio, EWTN, and the Sirius Catholic channel.  I’ve hosted an EWTN series on the Early Church Fathers for nearly 20 years now and have also served as an expert commentator on religious issues on national news, appearing twice on Geraldo Rivera At Large as well as on Bill O’Reilly’s radio show.

My Italian heritage has influenced me in many ways.  Not the least of which is to conceive of the truth as rich food for the soul that really should be served in a way that delights the palate even as it provides nourishment.  So my goal is to teach in a way that is interesting and refreshing, with humor and lots of practical examples.  My first book, Exploring the Catholic Church is written in such a way.  So are my books When the Church Was Young: Voices of the Early Fathers and 40 Days, Forty Ways: A New Look at Lent, both of which are Amazon best-sellers.  The book I co-authored on Mel Gibson’s movie, The Guide to the Passion: 100 Questions on the Passion of the Christ, seeks to make the deep truths of redemption understandable to a wide audience.  We were all amazed when this book hit #6 on the New York Times best-seller list, selling over a million copies in the first two months.

My most recent book, Jesus: the Way, the Truth and the Life is a part of a ground-breaking study of the life and ministry of Jesus filmed in the Holy Land.

What do I do for fun?  As you may have guessed, I like to grow food, prepare food, and savor food.  And fortunately, I also like to work out.  When I’m not speaking, writing, or leading Pilgrimages to Europe and the Holy Land, you can usually find me somewhere in between the gym, the garden, and the kitchen.  Probably the most important things about me, though, are not any of the things I’ve mentioned so far.

First I’ve been blessed with a wonderful wife of 35 years, Susan, and five amazing children who serve Christ with Susan and me in various kinds of ministry.  Last but most importantly, I’m still a disciple of Jesus and he is still taking me new places.  The encounter that started it all is still the most important thing of all.  And the adventure continues to unfold!

Bishop Michael Mulvey, STL, DD

Wm. Michael Mulvey was ordained the eighth bishop of the Diocese of Corpus Christi on March 25, 2010. Pope Benedict XVI named him bishop on January 18, 2010.

Bishop Mulvey was born August 23, 1949 in Houston Texas. the second of six children, to Daniel H. Mulvey Jr. and Marjorie Jane Patterson Mulvey.

He completed all of his education at Catholic schools, including St. Theresa and St. Cecilia in Houston and St. Thomas High School in Houston. He graduated from St. Edward’s Catholic High School in Austin in 1967 and St. Edward’s University in 1971 with a BBA.

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He attended seminary at the North American College in Rome from 1971-1976. He earned his bachelor’s degree of Sacred Theology from St. Thomas University (Angelicum) in 1974 and  licentiate (master’s degree) in Sacred Theology from Gregorian University in 1976.

Bishop Mulvey was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Austin by Pope Paul VI in 1975 in St. Peter’s Square. As a priest of the Diocese of Austin, Bishop Mulvey had the following assignments:

• 1976-1977: Associate Pastor St. Mary and Our Lady of Guadalupe Parishes in Taylor;
• 1977-1980: Associate Pastor St. Louis Parish in Austin;
• 1980-1981: Studies on a sabbatical with the Focolare Movement;
• 1981-1986: Chaplain to Reicher Catholic High School in Waco;
• 1986-1992: Director of Spiritual Formation at St. Mary’s Seminary in Houston;
• 1992-1995: Pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in College Station;
• 1995-1997: Associate Director of Center for Spirituality for Diocesan Priests of the Focolare Movement in Florence, Italy;
• 1997-1999: Director of Center for Spirituality for Diocesan Priests of the Focolare Movement in Hyde Park, N.Y.;
• 1999-2004: Pastor of St. Helen Parish in Georgetown;
• 2004- 2007: Chancellor of the Diocese of Austin;
• 2007- 2009: Vicar General of the Diocese of Austin;
• 2009: Vice Rector, St. Mary’s Seminary in Houston:
• 2009-2010: Administrator of the Diocese of Austin.


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