Washington D.C., Apr 28, 2021 / 10:10 am
A virtual three-day summit dedicated to St. Joseph will feature more than 40 evangelists and aims to connect Catholics with their “spiritual father.”
The summit “Our Spiritual Father: Pilgrimage to the Heart of Saint Joseph” will be held online from Sept. 30 through Oct. 3, and will be hosted by Deacon Steve Greco, the president of Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry. The ministry will partner with Cardinal Studios to broadcast the summit online.
Presenters at the summit include Fr. Donald Calloway – who compiled the “Consecration to St. Joseph'” – along with Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, Bishop Kevin Vann of the Diocese of Orange, Dr. Scott Hahn, and Chris Stefanick, host of EWTN’s “Real Life Catholic.”
“This is the largest gathering of Catholics for Catholics all related to Saint Joseph, our spiritual father, who has so much to offer us in this Year of Saint Joseph,” said Greco in a press release announcing the event.
Greco explained that after he read and prayed with Fr. Calloway’s book on consecration to St. Joseph, he was inspired to create the summit. He said he felt an “urgency” to help Catholics “to develop a friendship with the most formidable saint for our times.”
“I was completely struck by Father Calloway’s profound work, and realized I didn’t have a devotion to Saint Joseph as I should. I also realized that there were many more people out there like me,” he said.
Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry is based in the Diocese of Orange, California. It holds virtual and in-person conferences and seminars on the faith.
The upcoming summit will include presentations from bishops, priests, religious, evangelists, and lay leaders. Those who sign up to virtually attend will be able to interact with Greco and participate in live daily prayer and healing services.