If you are considering having Andi teach at your next event and are looking for some suggestions concerning topics, we have provided a list below to help get you started. Please know that this list offers suggestions only; Andi is available to speak on a wide range of Catholic-Christian topics; including, but not limited to: Faith and Marriage, Praise and Worship, Mary, the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, Life in the Spirit-Baptism in the Holy Spirit, and walking in your Catholic Faith.
Praising: On Purpose and With Purpose
We are called to praise the Lord for what He has done, and worship God for who He is. Our call to praise is not an option, it’s effective, and drives the enemies that come against us away. Praise softens our hearts to the multiple outpourings of the Holy Spirit and changes the atmosphere in preparation for us to host God’s presence. Our souls were created for praising of our Creator. (1 Peter 1:3-9)
From the earliest recordings in Scripture, God demonstrates His desire to be with His chosen people. Throughout the Old and New Testaments, in the first centuries after Jesus’s death and Resurrection, in the present age, and at the End of Time, God’s desire to be with us continues. It is still true today! The reality is that we are God’s chosen people and He desires to be with us, to “visit” us.
Jesus: The Face of Mercy
Mercy has a name and a face—Jesus! “God’s floodgates have been opened for us. Let us want to take advantage of them before the day of God’s justice arrives.” (Diary St. Faustina 1159). There is an urgency to the call of mercy. The Holy Father has called us to this Year of Mercy for this our day and time by no accident. We pray to hear the call of mercy, live mercy, and be merciful.
Born Anew at Baptism
Baptism is our induction to the Apostolic mission of evangelization. Pope Francis reminds us that our baptism changes us, gives us a new and glorious hope, and empowers us to bring God’s redeeming love to all. At the Baptism of Jesus, Scripture tells us of how Jesus was anointed. Jesus’ Baptism was an invisible reality; an anointing that was more powerful than the outward visible sign. What does this mean for us?
Mary, Mother of Mercy
She who gathers all to the merciful heart of Jesus: Mary, our mother. Completely and unreservedly open to God’s will in her life, Mary challenges us to live her most characteristic virtues: humility, purity, and love of God. We are called to echo her fiat in surrender to experience true freedom, peace, and mercy.