Heroic Men® Summit: Identity of the Catholic Man

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Heroic Men® Summit: Identity of the Catholic Man

Powered by the Catholic Men's Leadership Alliance. Join Fr. John Riccardo, John Edwards, and Dominic de Souza for this powerful event!

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  • 2 hours
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Heroic Men® Summit: Identity of the Catholic Man

When: Saturday, December 10th from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Central Time

Watch live or watch later – Men who register can watch the Summit live or can watch or listen to the speakers any time after the event on HEROICMEN.COMMake sure to invite other men to join you for the Summit! Once you register you will be given access to a free discussion guide for this purpose.

Join Fr. John Riccardo, John Edwards, and Dominic de Souza this Advent season as they reflect on our Catholic identity, manhood, and how to live out our identity as sons of the Father. You won't want to miss this powerful event!

“This is the secret of life: the self lives only by dying, finds its identity (and its happiness) only by self-forgetfulness, self-giving, self-sacrifice, and agape love.” - Peter Kreeft
"See what love the Father has bestowed on us that we may be called the children of God. Yet so we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we shall be has not yet been revealed. We do know that when it is revealed* we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. Everyone who has this hope based on him makes himself pure, as he is pure." - 1 John 3:1-3
"Have patience with all things - but first with yourself. Never confuse your mistakes with your value as a human being. You are perfectly valuable, creative, worthwhile person simply because you exist. And no amount of triumphs or tribulations can ever change that." - St. Francis de Sales
"My Catholic sons and brothers, we can- only build a certain foundation for masculinity on the rock, Jesus Christ. We look to our Savior to be transformed in Him, to be the men we are called to be, and to let others see Him in us." - Bishop Emeritus Thomas J. Olmsted

Our Speakers

Fr. John Riccardo, missionary and ACTS XXIX Executive Director. He was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit in 1996. In 2019, after 23 years in parish ministry, he founded Acts XXIX to proclaim the gospel in an attractive and compelling way and to equip clergy and lay leaders for the age in which God has chosen us to live. Fr. John is a graduate of the University of Michigan, the Gregorian University, and the Pope John Paul I Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family. Learn more about ACTS XXIX at actsxxix.org


John Edwards is the founder and executive director of Pew Ministries, a Catholic apostolate with the mission of bringing the person of Jesus Christ to the person in the pew. John is also a Catholic speaker and evangelist that has spoken in Canada and across the United States and has been featured on Catholic media such as Pints with Aquinas, The Catholic Talk Show, The Jon Leonetti Show, The Art of Catholic, and EWTN’s Life on the Rock and The Catholic Cafe. John is the host of the Just A Guy in the Pew Podcast (www.justaguyinthepew.com) and the author of The Narrow Road, a monthly spiritual guide for men. He is also the co-founder of Virtual Catholic Conference LLC. John currently travels the country helping men start life-changing men's groups while also providing them with leadership training. John’s greatest blessing is being the husband to Angela and the father to Jacob, Allison, and Katelyn. He and his family live in Memphis, TN


Dominic de Souza is a cradle-Catholic passionate about how Faith, history, and science meet in today’s world. Born in New Zealand, studied in Fiji and France, was raised in Australia, and now living in the USA. He is riveted by the Catholic frontier between faith, science, and history. He is fixated on discovering healthy, disciplined, and courageous examples of manhood and fatherhood for himself, and his family.


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