|Al Kresta is a broadcaster, journalist, and author. He is president and CEO of Ave Maria Radio and host of Kresta in the Afternoon. Al draws from his unique faith background as a former evangelical pastor to create what is arguably the most fascinating and informative talk radio program on the air today. His profound conversion story is told in the best-selling book Surprised by the Truth.|
|Fr. Willy Raymond, C.S.C., is president of Holy Cross Ministries and continues the international outreach work of its founder, Father Patrick Peyton, in promoting the family rosary. The family that prays together stays together. He is also involved in the production of dramas and documentaries for broadcast on television, in theaters, and on the internet. In 2007, Fr. Willy coordinated the Rosary Rally in Pasadena, CA, that drew over fifty thousand people.|
|Tatiana Cameron (Tajci) is a singer/songwriter and inspirational performing artist. She was born to a poor family in communist Croatia, and at age nineteen she became a pop superstar in central Europe and once performed before a live audience of one billion people. She now uses her musical talents to serve God and the Church and has toured the U.S. in more than one thousand concerts. Tatiana will intersperse her conversion story with her singing at the conference.|
|Bobby Williams is the founder and director of the Women's Care Center Foundation. From its modest beginning in St. Joseph County, the Women's Care Center is now the largest Catholic-based pregnancy resource center in the United States with twenty-four locations in eight different states. Bobby will speak about how his pilgrimage to Medjugorje inspired him to sell his successful business and work full time to protect unborn babies.|
|Dr. Ray Gaurendi is the father of ten children, clinical psychologist, author, professional speaker, and national radio and television host. His radio show, The Doctor Is In, is heard on over four hundred forty stations and his TV show, Living Right With Doctor Ray, is broadcast in one hundred forty countries. His talks are very entertaining, full of humorous stories about family life and his path of conversion.|
|Fr. Bill Zimmer is a special assignment bilingual priest in the Archdiocese of Chicago. After graduation from Marquette University he worked for ten years in the business world. He then entered the seminary at Mundelein and was ordained to the priesthood in 1991. Father will tell the story of the dramatic change in his life and priestly ministry that resulted from his experience in Medjugorje.|
|Fr. Tom Shoemaker was a practicing dentist for two years after his graduation from Indiana School of Dentistry. He then felt the call to the priesthood and entered the seminary at Brighton, Massachusetts. He was ordained in 1990 and has served at several parishes in the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese. Presently, he is the pastor at St. Therese Little Flower Parish in South Bend. Father will speak about the Battle of Lepanto and the power of the holy rosary.|
|The beautiful National Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be on display at the conference. The statue was blessed by Pope Paul VI in 1967 and has been shown in hundreds of parishes throughout the United States under the sponsorship of the Blue Army. Bill Sockey will accompany the statue and speak about its history and the importance of the Fatima message in our time.|
Fr. Patrick Peyton, C.S.C., dedicated his life and ministry as a Holy Cross priest to Mary the Mother of God and is known around the world as the Rosary Priest. He organized rosary events in more than forty countries with some drawing over a million people. At this year's conference we hope to build on the foundation of his ministry to promote the rosary and devotion to Our Lady.
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In addition to the conference at the University of Notre Dame, Queen of Peace Ministries spreads Our Lady's messages throughout the year via television and print publications. In the South Bend area, visitors are welcome to attend our monthly Mass and weekly Sunday night prayer meeting.
The events of Medjugorje are under investigation and have not yet received formal approval from the Roman Catholic Church.
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