Queen of Heaven Study Bundle
(10 Study Guides + 1 FREE Leader Guide)
Embark on a journey that begins before time itself, when Mary was only an eternal thought in the Mind of God, and extends into her life in Scripture. Discover Our Mother throughout centuries of Church history, as she intervenes at pivotal periods—especially at her most famous apparitions, when she made roses bloom on a hillside in Mexico, when she made a miraculous spring of water rise from the ground in Lourdes, and when she made the sun dance at Fatima.
See the maternal care she has given to humanity and the battle she has waged against the evil one, the one she was put in enmity to for all time. After seeing how she pursues us in love, learn how to grow closer to Mary, Our Mother by making devotion to her part of our daily life.
Take this journey now and discover the woman who, from the very beginning, was destined to be the Queen of Heaven.
Presenters: Your Hosts
After years as a Shakespearean actor, Leonardo Defilippis embarked on a spiritual journey that led him to found a Catholic theater company, Saint Luke Productions, in 1980. Millions throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe have seen his work as an actor, producer, and director, both in live productions of dramas such as Vianney and Maximilian: Saint of Auschwitz and in the feature film Thérèse. His work has inspired vocations to the religious life, and he has won numerous awards over the decades. On August 6, 1983, the feast of the Transfiguration, Leonardo married his beloved wife Patti. They have been blessed with seven children and reside in Washington State.
Father Patrick Winslow
Father Patrick Winslow graduated from State University of New York at Cortland in 1991 with a BS in chemistry and studied for several years at Georgia Tech’s Graduate Department of Chemistry before leaving to attend seminary. In 1999 he earned his STB in theology from Catholic University of America and was ordained a priest in June of 1999. Fr. Winslow gained great popularity among Bible study students around the world through his lectures with the Catholic Scripture Study program, and his popularity again grew in the Upstate of South Carolina with his radio talk show on Catholic Radio. He currently serves as Pastor at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Fr. Chris Alar, MIC
Director of the Association of Marian Helpers
Father Chris Alar, MIC, is the Director of the Association of Marian Helpers, a ministry of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Concep-tion. Prior to entering the Marians as a postulant in 2006, he received a BS in industrial engineering and an MBA from the University of Michigan. After working several years at a Fortune 500 company, he began his own consulting company in Charlotte, North Carolina. After answering the Lord’s call, he attended Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio for his philosophy studies and earned his MDiv from Holy Apostles Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut. Over the past several years he has been mentored by the world’s leading experts in Divine Mercy and has spoken at over one hun-dred parishes to date.
David Carollo is the Executive Director of the World Apostolate of Fatima USA - Our Lady’s Blue Army. He served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Apostolate for ten years and as the National President of the organization from 2007 until he assumed the role of director in 2012. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the World Apostolate of Fatima International. David and his wife, Dorothy, live in Chicago and split time between there and New Jersey, where the apostolate is headquartered. He also oversees the apostolate’s operations in Por-tugal, where the organization operates a hotel retreat center.
Deacon Bob Ellis
Deacon Robert Ellis has been the National Coordinator for the World Apostolate of Fatima since 2008. He became a member of the apostolate in 1968 and was ordained a permanent deacon in 1986. He served as the Spiritual Director of the Green Bay, Wisconsin division of the World Apostolate of Fatima for over ten years. A Navy veteran and husband of forty-eight years, Deacon Ellis and his wife, Dianne, are the parents of twenty children, six of whom have already passed into eternity, and have forty grandchildren, including one Religious. They reside in in Rockland, Wisconsin.
Martha Fernández-Sardina, MA
Martha Fernández-Sardina is the Founder and Director of Prepare The Way Enterprises and RememberYouAreLoved.com. She is “On A Mission of Love, Mercy and Truth” as a bilingual, international speaker, writer, teacher, and new evangelization trainer and consultant, touching thousands in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Oceania through talks, radio, television, articles, and social media.
Carrie Gress, PhD
Carrie Gress has a PhD from the Catholic University of America and is a faculty member at Pontifex University. Her work has appeared at Aleteia, Catholic Vote, Catholic World Report, The National Catholic Register, New Advent, Real Clear Religion, Reddit, Zenit, EWTN Radio, Relevant Radio, BBC and CBC television. She has lived and worked professionally in Wash-ington, DC and Rome, Italy, and her work has been translated into seven languages. Dr. Gress is the author of Nudging Conversions: A Practical Guide to Bringing Those You Love Back to the Church, Ultimate Makeover: The Transforming Power of Motherhood, and co-author with George Weigel of City of Saints: A Pilgrim’s Guide to John Paul II’s Krakow. A mother of four, she and her family live in Virginia.
Mary Healy, PhD
Dr. Mary Healy is professor of Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Sem-inary in Detroit and an international speaker. Her PhD is in biblical theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. She is a general editor of the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture and author of its volumes The Gospel of Mark and Hebrews. Her other books include Men and Women Are from Eden: A Study Guide to John Paul II’s Theology of the Body and Healing: Bringing the Gift of God’s Mercy to the World. Dr. Healy serves as chair of the Doctrinal Commission of International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services in Rome. She also serves the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian unity as a member of the Pentecostal-Catholic International Dialogue. She was appointed by Pope Francis as one of the first three women ever to serve on the Pontifical Biblical Commission.
Father Jeffrey Kirby, STD
Father Jeffrey Kirby is a priest of the diocese of Charleston, South Carolina. He holds a doctorate in moral theology from the Holy Cross University in Rome. He is the author of the books Lord, Teach Us to Pray, 101 Surprising Facts About St. Peter’s and the Vatican, and The Life and Witness of St. Maria Goretti. Fr. Kirby is host of the national Christian formation program “Doors of Mercy,” and a presenter for Catholic Scripture Study and Catholic Courses. He has appeared as a guest on EWTN, CatholicTV, and Salt and Light, as well on BBC, NPR, and ABC to discuss various issues relating to the Church.
Father Dominic Legge, OP
Reverend Dominic Legge entered the Order of Preachers in 2001 and was ordained a priest in 2007. He was raised in Seattle, Washington and, before becoming a Dominican, practiced law for several years as a trial attorney for the United States Department of Justice. He holds degrees in law, philosophy, and theology, including a doctorate in Theology from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. He serves as the Assistant Director of the Thomistic Institute and is the author of The Trinitarian Christology of St. Thomas Aquinas (Oxford University Press, forthcoming in Feb. 2017).
Brendan J. McGuire, PhD
Dr. Brendan J. McGuire received his undergraduate edu-cation at Christendom College, graduating in 2003 with a double major in history and classical studies. He subsequently received an appointment as presidential fellow in medieval history at Saint Louis University, where he received his master’s degree in January of 2006 and his PhD in 2011. His publications include the internationally-recognized study “Evidence for Religious Accommodation in Latin Constantinople,” as well as various contributions to periodicals such as the St. Austin Review and Crisis. Dr. McGuire presently serves as the associate professor of history at Christendom College.
Jesse Romero, MA
Jesse Romero is a full-time Catholic Lay Evangelist, nationally acclaimed for his dynamic, upbeat Christ-centered preaching. He is a retired Los Angeles Deputy Sheriff, a devoted husband and father, and has been married to Anita in the Catholic Church since 1983. He is a black belt in Korean karate, a three time world Olympic Police Boxing Champion, and a former USA Kickboxing Champion.
He has a BA from Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles and a Masters in Catholic theology from Franciscan University in Ohio.
As a young adult, Tim Staples served four years in the Marines followed by a position as a youth minister in an Assembly of God community. There he was determined to prove Catholicism wrong, but he studied his way to the last place he thought he would ever end up: the Catholic Church. He converted in 1988 and spent six years in formation for the priesthood, earning a degree in philosophy and studying theology at the graduate level. Realizing that his calling was not to be a priest, Tim left the seminary in 1994 and has been working in Catholic apologetics and evangelization ever since. He is the author of several books, including Nuts & Bolts: A Practical Guide for Explaining and Defending the Catholic Faith and Behold Your Mother: A Biblical and Historical Defense of Marian Doctrines. Tim presently serves as the Director of Apologetics and Evangelization for Catholic Answers.
Jem Sullivan, PhD
Professor Jem Sullivan holds a doctorate from the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. For over a decade, she has taught graduate courses as adjunct professor in the Pontifical Faculty of
the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies, Washington, DC. She is the author of two books from Our Sunday Visitor, A Study Guide to the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults and The Beauty of Faith: Christian Art and the Gospel. Jem is a featured guest on EWTN News Nightly, a Catholic Courses professor, and has served as a docent at the National Gallery of Art. She writes for a variety of Catholic publications, including Magnificat.
Father Richard Sutter, LC
Reverend Richard F. Sutter is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and an honor graduate from Belmont Abbey College near Charlotte, North Carolina. Upon graduating from college, he served six years as a US Army Infantry Officer and two years as a Corporate Information Technology Project Manager prior to entering the Legionaries of Christ. After several years of discernment and study, he was ordained a priest at the Basilica of St. Paul’s in Rome on December 12, 2009. Since then, he has received the call to serve the Church as a diocesan priest all over the south, including in New Orleans, Atlanta, Savannah, and Charlotte and has served as chaplain at several schools and for the Atlanta Braves. He currently serves as parochial vicar at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Sister Mary André Thelen, OP
Sister Mary André Thelen, OP is a member of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist. The Sisters of Mary are a religious congregation devoted to contemplation and evangelization, according to the Dominican motto, Contemplata Aliis Tradere: “to contemplate and to give to others the fruits of our contemplation.” Sister Mary André is currently living in Washington, DC where she studies at the Catholic University of America and works with Campus Ministry through the university’s Religious in Residence Program. While living and studying on campus, she enjoys being in close contact with the students and seeking to draw them clos-er to the Eucharist and to Our Lady.
Paul Thigpen, PhD
Paul Thigpen, PhD, is the Editor of TAN Books and the best-selling au-thor, co-author, or compiler of forty-two titles. Among his most popular works are Manual for Spiritual Warfare and A Year With the Saints: Daily Med-itations with the Holy Ones of God. A convert to the Catholic faith, Paul has served the Church as an award-winning journalist, historian, speaker, apologist, catechist, and member of the National Advisory Council of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. His work has been circulated worldwide and translated into twelve languages.
Item No: SQ0112 (Grouped)
Publisher: Saint Benedict Press, LLC.
Imprint: Saint Benedict Press
Publication Year: 2017
Binding: Leaders Guide, Study Guide, DVD, Hard Covered