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The Importance of Prayer

Women's Gathering April 4, 2020

Bringing hope to one another in our daily lives 

The Speakers


Father Larry Richards 

Founder, The Reason for Our Hope Foundation

A gifted and captivating speaker, preacher, retreat master and author, Father Larry Richards holds the answer to some of life’s most profound questions.  He speaks from experience as a pastor of an inner city parish, a high school chaplain, a counselor and evangelist.  Fr. Larry Richards has directed hundreds of Retreats, Parish Missions and Conferences for young and old alike.  His inspirational talks and presentations, always authentic and enthusiastic, have changed the hearts, minds, and lives of millions of listeners worldwide. He continues to accept invitations for speaking engagements all over the United States and in Canada and has recently traveled abroad to continue his mission of evangelization.


Reason for Our Hope Foundation


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Inspire the Faith


Emily & Michele


Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet are the co-authors of the award winning best seller Divine Mercy for Moms, and The Friendship Project.    As Jesus sent out his disciples two by two to preach the Good News, Michele and Emily have also taken Christ’s commissioning to heart with the help of the Holy Spirit. 


“He summoned the Twelve and began to send them out two by two . . . ”—Mark 6:7  


They have worked in women’s ministry together most of their adult lives and currently both serve on the board of directors of the Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference, which is the largest women’s conference in the United States.


Michele and Emily have spoken at women’s events across the country, are regular guests on Catholic radio and have been featured on EWTN.   They both write for various publications and contribute to Catholicmom.com


Michele and Emily both live in Columbus Ohio with their families, Michele works as a school nurse at St. Andrew School in Upper Arlington and is the mother of 4, and Emily is the mother of 7.


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About the Gathering


What’s the secret to taking your prayer life to the next level? Our speakers Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet say that it’s all about spending time with God, rather than demanding things from him. “As I learned to stop making demands of God, and simply rest in the silence,” writes Michele in their book Pray Fully. “I began to hear God calling me and beckoning me to draw closer to him.” Over time, the noisy, self-centered monologue that had once been her habit grew into a fuller, more mature dialogue of love.


During this short, inspirational webinar gathering, Michele and Emily share basic prayer principles that have helped them to become women of prayer.


Join us on April 4 to enrich your prayer life! 

Wall of Hope


This is a gathering place of support where you can leave your prayer intentions or message of hope. Please also consider lighting a candle to support our mission to help spread Hope.  Thank you and may God bless you+++