I first went to a Matthew Kelly Foundation even in the fall of 2008 after going through a number of difficult times. His event and the reading I've done in addition has truly changed my life. I am happier, healthier and more truly connected to my faith, family and friends after embracing his principles and ideologies. My life continues to be more fulfilled.
After attending a Matthew Kelly program, I purchased his book, "Becoming the Best Version of Yourself." It changed my life. I have since read "The Rhythm of Life" & "Rediscovering Catholicism". I am discovering my purpose in life and continue to share these books with others. If you have not heard Matthew Kelly speak, put it on your to do list! You will not be disappointed. It is moving and life changing. I would love for Matthew Kelly to write a book for very young children (Preschool- Kindergarten)on the basic life lessons Ex: sharing, loving, forgiveness, diversity etc.
Our son introduced us to Matthew Kelly tapes and books about 12 years ago. Since that time we have read all his books, heard him speak numerous times, traveled with him on pilgrimage to Rome in 2004. We assisted in parish efforts to bring him as guest speaker...to a packed church. We continue as donors as part of the MKF giving away books to children, teens, parishes so others can be inspired by his life changing 'words of wisdom'. Everyone we have ever spoken to about Matthew or the Foundation has had great things to say about how he has positively effected their lives. They continue to expand in ways of helping all ages of people.
The first time I heard Matthew Kelly speak was on a video back in 1995. Since that time I have read all but one, I believe, of his books, attended several retreats, and have heard him speak a number of times. The message he brings to all people of all ages is timely, inspiring, and desperately needed in our modern age. Between 2006 and 2009, I facilitated his Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose DVD Series at my home parish once a year by offering a 6 week series for parishioners. My pastor and myself have talked about how these 3 annual sessions have impacted our parish and created a renewed Catholic spirit. What's great about Matthew's writings/talks is that it is practical and applicable to every day living. All of his materials are thought-provoking and lead to important self-reflection which brings about change, growth, and renewed energy for life.
I first read a book by Matthew Kelly during the fall of 2009. I then had the opporunity to hear him speak in December 2009. I was so moved by his message that I wanted to be a part of sharing it, so I contacted the foundation to find out how I could help. They graciously accepted my offer to assist, and I have been thrilled to be able to offer help as they created an amazing new program for elementary school children. This new program has the potential to be truly life-changing for all who are touched by it.