1917 was the year that launched a great Marian revolution that would forever change the world. 100 years ago in the tiny hamlet of Fatima, Portugal, Our Blessed Mother appeared to three children with a message of warning, hope and a promised triumph over evil. She singled out that consecration to her Immaculate Heart would be the means to bring it about. This needs to be number one in our family priorities. Why does Our Blessed Mother link her Triumph to consecration to Her Immaculate Heart? In this 60 minute presentation, Dr. Howard will lead families through the heart of the message of Fatima, explaining the biblical and theological foundations that have motivated the great saints of the Church to live and preach total consecration to Mary as THE secret to the greatest possible holiness, to defeating Satan and disposing souls and families to the most dynamic life in the Holy Spirit so they can be powerful leaders and innovators for the new evangelization.
Dr. Peter Howard is married to Chantal Howard and they have five beautiful children. Peter is the founder and president of Heroic Families and last fall he and his family returned from a nine-month missionary tour of the United States bringing the message of Heroic Families to Catholic families across the country. Dr. Howard is a Mariologist, author and international Catholic speaker who is a keynote speaker at the Apostolate for Family Consecration during the summer Family Fests for 2017 and spoke as a keynote speaker at the “National Marian Congress for the Centenary of Fatima” in Manila, Philippines in July 2017; He has spoken at the 2016 Diocese of Peoria Summer Institute Conference; 2015 American Chesterton Society Conference; 2012 Midwest Catholic Family Conference in Wichita, Kansas; numerous times to cadets at the United States Air Force Academy; at diocesan and parish retreats and on Catholic radio programs such as Radio Maria and Relevant Radio. In 2016, Peter and his wife, Chantal, were also guests on EWTN’s “At Home With Jim and Joy.” Peter earned his Doctorate in Sacred Theology (S.T.D.) from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas [Angelicum] in Rome, Italy. Dr. Howard is a professor of Theology at the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation. Dr. Howard’s theological expertise lies predominantly in Mariology and the teachings of Venerable Fulton J. Sheen. He is the author of the 2015 book: The Woman: The Mystery of Mary as Mediatrix in the Teaching of Fulton J. Sheen. Like his spiritual mentor, +Fulton Sheen, Dr. Howard is passionate about evangelizing families by communicating the truth and beauty of the Catholic faith as the answer to the challenges and errors of the world.
TESTIMONIALS FROM PREVIOUS EVENTS:
“The parish mission with Dr. Howard was very inspiring, plus gives one hope! May we be so bold to say life changing!
“To say he is inspiring would not be even a light sketch. One on one, you can see the light in his eyes.”
“Dr. Howard was very knowledgeable and his sense of humor made his presentations so fun and enjoyable.”
“If you love our Lady and believe her role is vital to defeating Satan, then this dynamic speaker is a must hear! Peter’s powerful message and deep insights into the role of Our Lady made me more devoted to her than ever before.”
“I feel the retreat with Dr. Howard was a wonderful soul experience. I learned so many things about healing my family and cleansing my soul, which I was able to release a heavy cross I carried for many years.”