Talks, Missions Retreats
HE LOVES YOU MORE!
(Dios Te Ama Mas!)
God loves us more than we can imagine, yet that love is sometimes easier to doubt than to receive. How can we grow in an intentional receptivity to God's love, aided by prayer, scriptural promises and the inspiration of great Saints, so we can more consistently abide in that love, walk in that love, and from there share that love and be that love? How can the practices of shared remembrance and a special daily challenge given to the women's share group Marta belonged to many years ago that has made its rounds all over since help and encourage us along in that process, as well as help us to help others? And what could this do for us and the world around us? READ MORE...
THE JOY & POWER OF GRATITUDE
EL GOZO Y PODER DE LA GRATITUD
The benefits of gratitude are many, and scientifically documented. Despite all the evidence, this is a practice that can sometimes take a lot of work to adopt. A 'gratitude deficiency' can cause us to suffer excessively and needlessly. Its daily practice is a self renewing source of fortitude and hope. How to bridge that gap? By more intentionally entering into key conversations and practices with a humbly open and willing heart so we can, with God's grace, feed and grow our dispositions to live this great virtue more consistently and perseveringly to better and more strongly reap its many benefits while helping to build a culture of gratitude & mutual appreciation that continually reinforces and strengthen that resolve in and all around us for the blessings of all and the glory of He who gives us so much to be thankful for! Participants will enter into a special exercise and walk away with tools and resources to keep on nurturing our 'gratitude muscle', our heart!
MOON, STARS & HEMS OF HIS GARMENT
(Luz de Luna y Bordes de Su Manto)
"If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world on fire." Said one of Marta's favorite Saints, St Catherine of Siena. How could our gifts be likened to the Hems of Jesus' garment and why? How can the simple practice of identifying and sharing our gifts from a place of genuine love and a purified heart be healing and transformative not just to those around us but also, and more importantly, ourselves? READ MORE
RETURN TO MERCY
(Retorno a la Misericordia)
"Even now, says the Lord, return to me with your whole heart." What is mercy, what does it look like, and why is it key that we first receive it before we live it, and give it? READ MORE
THE SYMPHONIES OF HUMAN HARMONY
LAS SINFONIAS DE LA HARMONIA HUMANA
This eye-opening conversation about a couple of key elements in the anatomies of conflict/resentment vs trust mutual understanding is designed to open us to the amazing opportunities contained in every challenging human interaction. If but one of us embraces these opportunities, good things can come in pleasantly surprising ways. When all involved do, the results can be heavenly. But for that to happen, it must begin with us. In what ways can we grow in our dispositions to first BE the difference we wish to see, as well as build our inner strength to stand tall in love and hope even when things don't flow as we had hoped and worked for? Could that be true freedom?
CAN WE HAVE EDEN ON EARTH?
HALLANDO NUESTRO EDEN EN LA TIERRA
Why can't everything and everyone be perfect? Where is my eden? Or maybe when this or that happens then I'll be fully happy. Is happiness about what can or cannot happen or is it about something more? Let's talk about joy, because that's what you were created for. Let's talk about the obstacles and challenges and ways to look past to keep our sights set on high, as well as all the goodness and freedom that God wants for us. Besides talking about 'the deception of perfection, we'll also talk about one other great deception, the deception of rejection and why it ought to be totally irrelevant in your joy equation. Participants will receive a free copy of Marta's single Eden.