The new eve
Mary's Role in Salvation History
October 14-15th, 2022
Our Lady of Victory Cathedral Center
3201 North Laurent Street, Victoria, TX 77901
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Holy Scripture tells us that Christ is the "New Adam," and where all had died in the Original Sin of the first "Adam," all may be made alive once more by the salvific mission of Our Lord Jesus. The Blessed Virgin Mary, by her "Fiat," also plays a crucial role in the Salvation History of humanity, then and now, by virtue of her obedience to God's Plan, and in contrast to the first "Eve," has since been recognized fittingly as the "New Eve." So, who is this "Woman" foreshadowed in Genesis, honored as such by Jesus Himself, and enthroned in the Book of Revelation that Catholics venerate so much? why are the Holy Scriptures replete with typological references to her? Why do Catholics speak of consecrating their hearts to her...when is it not to God alone that one should commit their undivided heart? Why is it so important to recognize that Mary remained a virgin even after Christ's birth? Was she truly without sin, and what is the significance of her Immaculate Conception and Glorious Assumption? Simply put, why do Catholics make such a "big deal" about Mary? Mary always points us to her Son, and our world desperately needs Jesus!
Therefore this fall, Fullness of Truth invites you to their exciting Marian conference titled "Mary, the New Eve: Grasping Her Role in Salvation History!" at the Our Lady of Victory Cathedral Center in Victoria, Texas, October 14-15, 2022. We'll see you there!
Bishop Gary Janak
Auxiliary Bishop, Archdiocese of San Antonio & el campo native
Bishop Gary Janak was raised in Palacios and graduated from Palacios High School. He then attended Wharton County Junior College for a year before transferring to the University of Texas. In 1982, he entered Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary in Santa Fe, N.M., as one of the first five seminarians for the newly formed Diocese of Victoria. In 1983 he received his bachelor's degree in History and began his theological formation at Assumption Seminary in 1984. He later obtained his Master of Divinity Degree from Oblate School of Theology in 1998. Father Janak was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Victoria on May 14, 2988. He later earned his Licentiate in Canonical Jurisprudence (JCL) from. The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. in 1995; his master's degree in Counseling from the University of Victoria-Houston in 1997, and has been licensed by the state of Texas as a professional counselor supervisor since 2000.
In addition to his parish and chancery ministry, Father Janak has served on a number of occasions since 1988 at a mission in Nicaragua and with the Faith in Practice Medical Mission team in Guatemala. Father Janak also has a keen interest in assisting married couples and has been a presenting priest for the Retrouvaille ministry since 2006. He also designed a marriage retreat for couples entitled Choosing to Live Our Vows Everyday. In 2016, he assisted in the founding of The Emmaus Center, a diocesan-sponsored counseling and spiritual direction center, where he practices professional and pastoral counseling.
Rwandan Genocide Survivor, Marian author & International Presenter
Immaculée Ilibagiza was born and raised in a small village in Rwanda, Africa. She attended the National University of Rwanda to study electrical & mechanical engineering. After the assassination of the Hutu president, months of massacres and the decimation of tribes through the country occurred. To protect his daughter from the horrors, Immaculée's father sent her to a local pastor's house for protection. She and seven other women hid from the genocide for the next 91 days in the pastor's home. It was then that Immaculée turned to prayer. Prior to going to the pastor's home, Immaculée's father, a devout Catholic, gave her a set of rosary beads. She began to read the Bible, learning English as her third language, and praying the rosary as a way of drowning out the anger inside her and inside the house. When she was finally liberated from months of being in hiding, she learned of her entire family being brutally murdered, with the exception of her one brother studying abroad at the time.
In 1998, Immaculee emigrated to the United States where she continued her work for peace through the Inited Nations. She finished writing a manuscript that was offered to be published by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer. Immaculee's first book Left to Tell; Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust was released in March of 2006, selling over 2 million copies in seventeen different languages. In addition to the success of her first book, a documentary of her story was created entitled The Diary of Immaculee. She appeared on 60 Minutes, The CBS Early Show, CNN, EWTN, CBS Evening News, the Aljazeera Network as well as The New York Times, USA Today, Newsday, and many other domestic and international publications. She was recently featured in Michael Collopy's Architects of Peace project, which has honored legendary people like Mother Teresa, Jimmy Carter, Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama. Immaculee has received honorary doctoral degrees from the University of Notre Dame, Saint John's University, Seton Hall University, Siena College, Walsh University and the Catholic University of America. She has been recognized and honored with numerous humanitarian awards, including The Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Reconciliation and Peace, the American Legacy's Women of Strength & Courage Award and the 2015 National Speaker's Association's Master of Influence Award. Immaculee has written six additional books in recent years - Led by Faith: Rising from the Ashes of the Rwandan Genocide, Our Lady of Kibeho, If Only We Had Listened, Visit from Heaven, The Boy who Met Jesus, and The Rosary.
Msgr. Eduardo Chavez
CANON AT THE BASILICA OF GUADALUPE, MEXICO CITY AND POSTULATOR FOR THE CANONIZATION CAUSE OF ST. JUAN DIEGO
Father Eduardo Chavez is one of the most renowned experts on the Guadalupe apparitions and the postulator of St. Juan Diego's cause for sainthood. He is the first Dean of the Catholic University Lumen Gentium of the Archdiocese of Mexico, co-founder and Dean of the Higher Institute for Guadalupan Studies and honorary Canon of the Guadalupe Basilica.Msgr. Chavez was born in Mexico City in 1956 and as a young man entered Mexico's Conciliar Seminary, where he studied philosophy and theology in the institute for Ecclesiastical Studies (Instituto Superior de Estudios Eclesiasticos. He was ordained on August 15, 1981, in the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Mexico.
He holds a diploma in philosophy from the Universidad del Valle de Atemajac in Guadalajara and a doctorate in Church history from the Pontifical Gregorian University. Through his work as postulator and beyond, Msgr. Chavez has made many contributions to the study of the Guadalupan event, addressing major academic institutions internationally and publishing more than 28 books and articles.
Catholic Evangelist, apologist & Author
Jim Burnham is the second born in a Catholic family of ten children. He and his wife, Lisa, have been married for over 25 years and have six children. Jim graduated in 1989 as valedictorian from Michigan's Hillsdale College with a degree in philosophy. Questions from evangelical classmates forced Jim to rediscover the amazing biblical and historical basis of his Catholic faith. Jim and his father founded San Juan Catholic Seminars, a lay organization devoted to explaining and defending the Catholic faith. It has grown into a full-fledged apologetics ministry, offering seminars, CDs, and the popular booklet series, Beginning Apologetics. Jim gives apologetics seminars throughout the country and is a frequent guest on Catholic radio. Along with Steve Wood, Jim is co-author of Christian Fatherhood.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2022
6:30 PM: Welcome & Introduction
6:45 PM: "There's Something About Mary: How to Explain Our Lady to Non-Catholics" - Jim Burnham
7:45 PM: Break
8:15 PM: "Left To Tell" - Immaculee Ilibagiza
9:30 PM: Conclusion Day 1
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2022
9:30 AM: Welcome & Introduction with Opening Prayer: Bishop Brendan Cahill (Rosary @ 9:00 AM)
9:45 AM: "The Truth about Our Lady of Guadalupe" - Msgr. Eduardo Chaves-Sanchez
10:45 AM: Break
11:15 AM: Keynote - Bishop Gary Janak
12:15 PM: Angelus/Lunch
1:30 PM: "The Rosary: the Prayer That Saved My Life" - Immaculee Ilibagzia
2:45 PM: Break
3:15 PM: Chaplet of Divine Mercy
3:30 PM: "Mary: World's Greatest Woman" - Jim Burnham
4:45 PM: Conclusion of Conference
5:30 PM: Vigil Mass: Bishop Brendan Cahill & Bishop Gary Janak
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