La Summette

Summer 2016

Letter From the President

Dear Friends,

Time for our August conference: Jesus King of All Nations!
God is blessing us with another conference. We hope you are planning to come. Once again, the lineup is amazing. It is hard to imagine how each year is so strong, and yet it is happening again. Wait ‘til you see the lineup!
As before, you are receiving two brochures in this mailing: one for you and one for a friend.

We need your help in extending the invitation to this Spirit-filled conference. Even though this is our 19th, there are still people who have not heard of these free conferences.

Of special note is a concert on Thursday evening, August 4 at 7pm at the Pikes Peak Center with internationally renowned Christian musician, John Michael Talbot.
Join us at the Pikes Peak Center here in Colorado Springs from August 4-7, 2016. The concert and conference remain free, but donations are gratefully accepted.
In addition, links to the flyer and the brochure are also available by going online to our website.

We are happy to send additional brochures upon your request.

Please continue to keep prayers for the safe travel of all our speakers and all coming to the conference. Every good conference is accompanied by lots of spiritual warfare. This one is no exception. Judging by this, the graces will be exceptional.

We are grateful to Dan Lynch Apostolates for permission to use this official image of Jesus King of All Nations. Thanks again for your prayers and God bless you – Therese Lorentz.

New Conference Speakers

Father Greg Bramlage

Missionary of the New Evangelization Fr. Greg Bramlage was born in 1964 in Covington, Kentucky. He received a B.S. in Business Administration and graduated Cum Laude from Marian College. He worked 13 years in the Shipping and Transportation Industry. In 1996 he...

Sister Caterina Esselen, OLM

Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy Sr. M. Caterina Esselen is a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy to which Saint Faustina belonged. Sr. Caterina joined the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in 1995 and made her perpetual profession of vows in...

Deacon Tim Kennedy

God's Mercy and Freedom in Christ Deacon Tim Kennedy was ordained for the Archdiocese of Newark, NJ on May 21, 2011 with 34 other men to the Sacred Order of Deacon. He currently serves there and as an Eastern Catholic Deacon in the Eparchy of Passaic. Previously,...

How Do We Pay For The Conferences?

Because we are so firmly convinced in our hearts that God wants to provide this conference to you free of charge, we step out in faith every year. We believe that this is God’s gift to you.
We project the cost of this conference to be $60,000. Your gifts mean so much to us because we always ask: “whom would we exclude?” Well, we don’t plan to exclude anyone because of a lack of funds. God would not turn anyone away.
It is always interesting when we are told that our conferences are funded. That is not the case. While we receive some generous donations, we have to work very hard to be able to cover expenses, often falling significantly short. But we believe that God wants these conferences, so we step out again and again in faith.

Thank you in advance for your donation when possible, and also for your prayers. St. Thomas Aquinas Society is built on a foundation of prayer, not funds. God will reward you for your generosity, especially because any donations will be the fruit of your prayer and your heart. Thank you

Calling all priests, deacons and lovers of the Bible

Catholic Study Tool. Verbum will have a booth at the conference and is offering a conference-exclusive 15% discount on your preferred library. Each Verbum library comes with hundreds of Catholic books and powerful tools to simplify your
study of Scripture and Tradition. Two workshops will be offered at the conference for your information.

We are grateful to Verbum. A percentage of their conference sales is being given to St. Thomas Aquinas Society to help with conference expenses.

Auction - St. Thomas Aquinas Society needds !

We need you! Many ask for an auction every year. Please assist us in this fund raiser by donating a gift, gift card, gift certificate, tickets, baskets, games, school supplies and more. Any funds raised through the auction will be used towards conference expenses. Auction forms can be found on our website. Donations can also be made online at the address below.
Online auction: July 5 to Aug. 2; live event Aug. 4 at 6pm to 11:15am Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016 or mobile


Prayer from Fr. Aniello Salicone

Thank You God for making me Your Number One.

Help me to make You my Number One!

God can make every person His Number One because He is infinite.

You are God’s Number One!


Angel Thomasina

God’s 911 for you: Psalm 91 and Psalm 1

Psalm 1 (from Ignatius The Holy Bible – revised standard version – Catholic Edition)
1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners
2 but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.
3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water, that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.
4 The wicked are not so, but are like chaff which the wind drives away.
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;
6 for the Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.

Our Prayer Motto

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Have you said your Hail Mary today for the St. Thomas Aquinas Society?

Soldier On!