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.