Miracles Do Happen!
17th Annual Family Catholic Conference at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country
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And Jesus said to them in reply, "Go and tell John what you hear and see: the blind regain their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have the good news proclaimed to them."
August 18-20, 2023
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa
9800 Hyatt Resort Drive,
San Antonio, TX 78251
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Fullness of Truth invites you to explore the miraculous while attending their exciting 17th Annual Catholic Family Summer Conference in San Antonio at the newly-renovated, family-friendly Hyatt Hill Country Resort & Spa! This year’s intriguing theme is “Miracles Do Happen!: Grasping Catholicism’s Supernatural Treasures” and will be held on August 18th-20th, 2023. Come hear dynamic presentations on key supernatural encounters, past to present, with Our Risen Lord Jesus Christ, His Blessed Mother Mary, and with His Glorious Saints and Angels, and many other examples of the otherwise, when devoid of faith, incomprehensible. Miracles are unspeakable gifts from Almighty God, granting the Faithful mere foretastes of the glory of Heaven. Even today, nearly 2000 years after His Ascension, Our Lord still allows miracles to affirm us in His abiding, ever-present Love.
It is no secret that the modern secular world denounces the existence of miracles. Some might say that belief in miracles is a thing of the past; relegated to a more credulous and superstitious age before humanity fully embraced the certainty and exactitude of scientific study. However, the truth is plain and simple: miracles can (and do) happen, and both science and modern medicine can prove it! And in this present age of skepticism, where the worship of “science and reason” have pervaded the culture, the existence of the supernatural needs to be confirmed now more than ever. Our renowned speakers will be there to set the record straight.
Fullness of Truth will take you and your family on an amazing tour of miracles large and small, and answer some of your most burning questions: Are miracles all that important? What do miracles have to do with me? How does the Church determine if a miracle is valid? What do miracle cures have to do with canonization? What are apparitions and why do they appear? What's a "Eucharistic miracle"? Can statues, icons, or effigies really be miraculous? What about incorruptibles and stigmata?
Come hear captivating presentations and the scientific evidence supporting miraculously inexplicable Catholic treasures such as the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe on St. Juan Diego’s tilma, the Shroud of Turin, numerous Eucharistic miracles, Incorruptible Saints, spontaneous healings, past & present stigmata cases, and many other supernatural manifestations. Even “everyday” experiences will acquire a more proper “miraculous” character when reflected upon and lifted up with the “wings of Faith”.
You’ll come to understand why Christ allows miracles to occur in our day, how miracles are validated by the Church, and why we should believe them. If natural causes can be attributed, or if frauds and hoaxes are to be exposed, the Church will uncover the truth. While belief in the supernatural ultimately requires faith, you’ll discover how science too is a gift from God to aid our faith, and to educate our minds about the truths our heart already “knows”. So, therein is the key question: if science can show that miracles can and do happen, will you believe?
On many occasions throughout the history of the Catholic Church, God has provided us with visible proof of the reality of the Presence of Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist. Consecrated Hosts have turned to human flesh, bled, levitated, and have become hard as flint when received by a person in mortal sin. Official investigations have been made into these miracles by scientists throughout the world, and veneration is still possible today at these locations. Miraculous Eucharistic phenomena have occurred in many lives of saints as well: saints who lived with only the Eucharist for sustenance, experienced raptures, ecstasies, levitations, visions, locutions, and much more. The study of Eucharistic Miracles is a superb compilation of God's visible testimony to the truth of the Catholic Faith, proving the reality of one of its loftiest mysteries: the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist.
Our assembled experts will provide well-documented, photographic, and scientifically-tested evidence by reputable investigators, and as a result, we’ll all see science, faith, and the supernatural converge. Hear the dramatic stories and examine the evidence yourself. This conference will not only present you with many extraordinary manifestations plainly perceptible to the senses, yet well beyond explanation, but will also intensify your intimate bond with Our Lord Jesus Christ and His Holy Catholic Church. Don’t miss it!
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Join us for the Annual San Antonio Benefit Dinner at the Hyatt Hill Country on Saturday, August 19th following the conference. There will be delicious food, a silent and live auction and a presentation by the outstanding, Sr. Miriam James Heidland!
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Friday, August 18th - Friday Family Fun Night
4:00 p.m. - Registration & bookstore opens
5:30 p.m. - Friday Family Fun Night
Featuring Emily Wilson, Andrew Laubacher, and Catholic Music Initiative (CMI)
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Saturday, August 19th - Conference Day 1
7:30 a.m. - Registration & bookstore opens
Conference Welcome Remarks
8:00 a.m. - Daily Mass
Celebrated by Fr. David Hust & Fr. Ken Geraci as Concelebrant
9:00 a.m. - Break
9:30 a.m. - Michael O'Neill's Presentation
Youth Track Session 1 - Featuring Emily Wilson
10:30 a.m. - Break
11:00 a.m. - "Miracles and the Saints" by Fr. Carlos Martins
12:00 p.m. - Angelus/Lunch Break
1:30 p.m. - "Heaven's Healings, Hell's Counterfeits and Human Lies" by Adam Blai
2:00 p.m. - Youth Track Session Featuring Andrew Laubacher
2:45 p.m. - Break
3:15 p.m. - Adoration & Benediction
4:15 p.m. - Break
4:30 p.m. - "Art of Living: Extraordinary Miracles God Does in Ordinary Christians" by Dr. Edward Sri
5:30 p.m. - Day One Closing Remarks
6:30 p.m. - Bookstore Closes
Sunday, August 20th - Conference Day 2
7:00 a.m. - Registration and bookstore opens
7:30 a.m. Conference Begins
8:00 a.m. - "Miracles of the Mass: A Biblical Walk Through the Mass" by Dr. Edward Sri
9:00 a.m. - Break
9:15 a.m. - "The Decisive Encounter: Transformation from the Heart" by Sr. Miriam James
Youth Track Session #3 Featuring Fr. Ken Geraci
10:15 a.m. - Holy Mass
Celebrated by Bishop Gary Janak and Fr. David Hust as Concelebrant
12:00 p.m. - Angelus/Lunch
1:15 p.m. - Adam Blai's Presentation
Youth Track Session #4 Featuring Andrew Laubacher
2:30 p.m. - Break
3:00 p.m. - Chaplet of Divine Mercy
3:20 p.m. - Michael O'Neill's Presentation
4:20 p.m. - Break
4:40 p.m. - Adoration & Benediction
5:30 p.m. - Day Two Closing Remarks
6:30 p.m. - Bookstore Closes
You're Invited to Family Fun Night!
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Special Guest Lineup
Bishop Gary Janak
Father Janak was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Victoria on May 14, 1988. 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.
Sr. Miriam James
Sr. Miriam James Heidland is a former Division I athlete who had a radical conversion and joined the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT) in 1998. Her story has been featured on EWTN’s The Journey Home, SEEK Conferences, Steubenville Conferences and other outlets.
She holds a Master’s degree in Theology from the Augustine Institute and speaks extensively on the topics of conversion, authentic love, forgiveness and healing. She is also affiliated with the John Paul II Healing Center in leading healing retreats for priests and religious sisters across the nation.
Sr. Miriam’s podcast, Abiding Together, can be found on iTunes. Her books, Behold: A Guided Advent Journal, Restore: A Guided Lent Journal and Loved As I Am can be found on Amazon.
Dr. Edward Sri
Dr. Edward Sri is a theologian, author and well-known Catholic speaker who appears regularly on EWTN. Each year he speaks to tens of thousands of people from around the world, including clergy, parish leaders, catechists and laity.
He is a founding leader with Curtis Martin of FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students), where he currently serves as Sr. Vice President of Apostolic Outreach.
Dr. Sri leads pilgrimages to Rome and the Holy Land each year and is the host of the weekly podcast “All Things Catholic.” He holds a doctorate from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome and is an adjunct professor at the Augustine Institute. He resides with his wife Elizabeth and their eight children in Littleton, Colorado.
Adam Blai is a Catholic Church decreed expert on religious demonology and exorcism in the Pittsburgh diocese. He has a Masters in Adult Clinical psychology from Penn State and has been involved in training priests in exorcism nationally (and internationally more recently) for the last 15 years.
He is an auxiliary member of the International Association of Exorcists based in Rome, and over the last decade he has helped educate priests on exorcism and has assisted at many dozens of solemn exorcisms, house exorcisms, and resolutions of hauntings. He is currently in Canon Law school & has appeared in Catholic media a number of times. He also is doing work as an expert witness for State level courts. His current books cover the basics of demonic problems (and the critical importance of ruling out mental illness), as well as miracles. Check out more information by clicking here.
Fr. Carlos Martins
Fr. Carlos Martins was born in Kitchener, Ontario. A convert from atheism, I completed studies in philosophy at the University of Waterloo where I obtained my Bachelor of Arts degree. A Master of Arts degree in philosophy followed from the University of Toronto, and then a Bachelor of Education from the University of Ottawa.
Upon completion of his studies, a career in teaching was begun. Three years into teaching, while on retreat, he heard a call to the priesthood and joined the Companions of the Cross. He is currently conducting ministry with sacred relics of the saints, with Treasures of the Church ministry.
Michael O’Neill is a Relevant Radio host, author, and is also known as "The Miracle Hunter", providing top online resources on miracles cited worldwide in news articles and books, including throughout renowned Mariologist Fr. René Laurentin’s comprehensive work. O’Neill, a graduate of Stanford University and member of the Mariological Society of America and the Theological Commission of the International Marian Association, has been interviewed about his research numerous times for features on Catholic media like EWTN’s News Nightly and Bookmark and SiriusXM's Catholic Channel and secular media like Fox & Friends, Live Science and The Dr. Oz Show.
He was a consultant for the National Geographic magazine December 2015 cover story and map about the Virgin Mary “The Most Powerful Woman in the World” and was interviewed as the Marian expert on the corresponding television piece for NatGeo Explorer.
Director of Music and Liturgy National Eucharistic Congress
CEO and Founder of Catholic Music Initiative
Dave Moore is a joy filled disciple who seeks to honor God through his music, ministry, and family. A devoted Singer-songwriter, producer, and liturgist, Dave puts the bride of Christ before his artistic ambitions.
Dave and his wife Lauren are the founders of Catholic Music Initiative, a non-profit apostolate that creates beautiful and singable music for Mass. Their work strives to build a bridge between contemporary and traditional isles, while summoning engagement and enlivening the hearts of the faithful to enter into full union with God in the Mass.
At the invitation of Bishop Edward Burns, Dave was instrumental in the strategic execution of the Diocese of Dallas televised Mass—a ministry that was born as a response to the global pandemic, and continues to bear much fruit for the people in North Texas and beyond.
Dave’s deepest desire is to see a unified church, where the Eucharistic Lord has primacy of place in the hearts of the faithful, rightly honored, adored, and worshiped. Dave resides in Dallas, Texas with his wife, Lauren, and their daughter.
CIO and Founder of Catholic Music Initiative
Lauren Moore, is a wife and mother who seeks to inspire God’s people through beautiful music that orients people to God.
Alongside her husband Dave, Lauren founded the Catholic Music Initiative and has sung and directed on over a thousand recordings since the ministry's genesis.
Lauren studied vocal performance at Texas A&M Corpus Christi and The University of Texas at Austin. She has performed in many parts of the world, namely Germany and Austria. Lauren loves to sing opera, but more recently has enjoyed singing sacred chant. She currently sings and arranges chant for CMI’s partnership with the Hallow app.
At the invitation of Bishop Edward Burns, Lauren serves as the Cantor for Diocese of Dallas Televised Mass; a Mass that reached over 200,000 households a week during the pandemic, and continues to bless people in North Texas and beyond.
Fr. David Hust
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He also has recorded and/or produced liturgical and non-liturgical music for more than 50 different artists. When not writing and arranging music for the Mass, Dave also enjoys serving as a music consultant for Catholic Parishes and events, and lending his support to fellow musicians. Lauren Moore holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and has served for over 15 years in Catholic Music Ministry. With over six years of experience as a Private Instructor for Piano and Vocal performance, she shares Dave’s love for writing and arranging music for the Catholic Church. This, coupled with her proficiency in music notation software and recording studio management, poises her to handle the Create portion of CMI with adept skill and knowledge of what is needed to complete the outlined projects. Lauren's passion is creating and performing music for the edification of the Catholic Church.
Barrie Schwortz was the Official Documenting Photographer for the Shroud of Turin Research Project, the team that conducted the first in-depth scientific examination of the Shroud in 1978. Today, he plays an influential role in Shroud research and education as the editor and founder of the internationally recognized Shroud of Turin Website (www.shroud.com), the oldest, largest and most extensive Shroud resource on the Internet, with more than ten million visitors from over 160 countries.
Mr. Schwortz has conducted Shroud lectures around the world. He has appeared in programs and documentaries on every major broadcast and cable television network, including the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, the Learning Channel, the National Geographic Channel, CNN, PBS, the BBC, Fox News, Channel 1 Russia, the Coast to Coast AM radio show, Catholic Answers radio and Vatican Radio. His photographs have appeared in hundreds of books and publications including Life Magazine, National Geographic, Time Magazine and Newsweek and in countless television documentaries. He has written many Shroud articles and papers that have been published in periodicals or presented at conferences around the world, the most recent in the March 2010 issue of Catholic Digest. He continues to participate in Shroud research with experts around the world and co-authored a book with Ian Wilson titled, "The Turin Shroud: The Illustrated Evidence" published in August 2000 by Michael O'Mara Books, Ltd., London, and distributed by Barnes & Noble in the U.S.
Fr. Ken Geraci
Fr. Ken Geraci, lived the life of the prodigal son for most of his young adult life. Raised in a nominal Catholic family, who only lived the externals of the faith, Fr. Ken left the Catholic Church for many years. During that time he worked as a business professional in Advanced R&D and software testing; a few years into his career he joined a few of his co-workers in establishing a 4.5M Internet software company. Focused on money, fitness and success, he made little room for God; but God did not give up on him.
Focused on money, fitness and success, he made little room for God; but God did not give up on him. During this journey, God presented him with challenges that forced him to question his personal beliefs and the question “What is Truth?” Through a series of conversions, years of struggle, study and questioning, Fr. Ken found his way from agnosticism, to non-denomination Christianity and ultimately back to the Catholic Church.
Fr. Ken joined the Fathers of Mercy in 2006 and was ordained in 2012. Having lived a secular existence, Fr. Ken has a great understanding of the personal and societal pressures that individuals face and knows what it is like to “hate coming to church.” This mission is for people of all ages and levels of faith, from those who are madly in love with Jesus, to those who pretty much cannot stand church or religion.
Friday Night Performers
Andrew Laubacher, aka ALOB, was raised in Ventura, California, where he attended Mass, played many sports, hung at the beach and was always into music. He attended Catholic school before switching to a public school because he was "tired of the Catholic rules."
In high school he partied hard. After a serious wake-up call, he decided to attend a Steubenville Youth Conference where he found God. That changed his life.
ALOB received degrees in theology and philosophy from Franciscan University. He is on the road full-time, traveling and evangelizing around the world.
Emily Wilson Hussem is a speaker, YouTuber, author, wife and mom who shares her faith online and travels the world sharing her witness of faith at conferences and events across the globe. Emily’s social channels (@emwilss) have a combined follower count of over 250,000. She writes, speaks, and creates videos on femininity, faith, and relationships, and her books, videos, and talks have inspired and encouraged people of all ages.
In the summer of 2016, Emily wrote her first book titled I Choose the Sky. It is a scriptural devotion with reflections on seventeen women in the Bible and what women can learn from their lives, decisions, and encounters with Christ. In the spring 0f 2018, Emily released her second book titled Go Bravely: Becoming the Woman You Were Created to Be. This book unpacks 20 ways a young Christian woman can incorporate her faith into her daily life. In 2020, Emily self-published her first children’s book God’s Glorious Girl, and wrote her fourth book in the Fall of 2020, titled Awaken My Heart, which is a yearly devotional for Christian women of all ages. Her newest self-published children’s book, God’s Brave Boy released in the summer of 2021. In November of 2022 Emily released her sixth book titled Stella the Brave (Published by Dayspring - a division of Hallmark).
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