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Personal bio: Mrs. Kathleen Beckman, LHS
Author: books endorsed by bishops, priests, and religious
Available @ Sophia Institute Press (www.SophiaInstitute.com)
Available @Queenship Publishing: (www.queenship.org)
In her own words:
For the past twenty-four years, the most important part of my life occurs at daily Mass and holy hour. The Eucharistic life enkindles the fire of divine love within. The fruit of a Eucharistic life is love of God and service to His Church. I am only the Lord’s poor servant, completely dependent upon the healing power of the Eucharist. Through the Eucharist the Lord taught me how to forgive and set me free to be a vessel of mercy for others.
The scripture, “Behold, I make all things new (Rev. 21:5),” reflects the conversion of heart that Kathleen had in 1990 when she resumed praying the rosary in a Marian cenacle and subsequently traveled to France to visit Catholic shrines in Lourdes, Paris, Ars, and Paray-le-Monial. A cradle Catholic, she rediscovered the beauty of Catholicism after a seven-year period of mediocrity in the practice of the faith. At Lourdes, through Mary’s intercession, she experienced the Lord in an unprecedented personal way that drew her to daily Mass and adoration. The fruit of her intense Eucharistic life is seen in tireless service to the Church.
In 1992, at a conference, a priest prayed with her for the grace of baptism in the Spirit and she experienced a new release of the Holy Spirit. Her prayer life deepened as she took up the study of the faith and was called to serve in the apostolate.
Kathleen has been in leadership for Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women for twenty-two years. Magnificat is a private association of the lay faithful based on the Visitation Scene (Luke 1:46-55) that evangelizes women through quarterly prayer breakfasts, radio, and conferences. Kathleen served at the diocesan level (founding team of the Orange Diocese chapter) and the international level (Central Service Team) facilitating 78 international chapters. Currently she serves on the CST Advisory Team. Kathleen has spoken throughout Magnificat chapters and her testimony is aired on EWTN’s Magnificat Proclaims.
In 1991, Kathleen’s family was suddenly traumatized by a most heinous crime against a family member. This cross nearly crushed the family completely. In their extreme poverty of spirit, they became utterly dependent upon God for healing.
In gratitude for the healing she received through the Eucharist during tumultuous years in the family, Kathleen wrote Rekindle Eucharistic Amazement: Healing and Holiness through the Eucharist, based on Pope John Paul II’s encyclical, Ecclesia de Eucharistia. Formed by Blessed John Paul II’s teachings, Kathleen was privileged to see him on several occasions when her ministry brought her to Rome.
Having trained at annual conferences since 2007 at Mundelein Seminary, Chicago, Kathleen networks with priests, exorcists, and mental health professionals in the ministry of healing, deliverance and exorcism. In 2014, she was invited to serve on the faculty of the Pope Leo XIII Institute, a school of formation in deliverance and exorcism at Mundelein Seminary for priests. She serves in the capacity of a spiritual director and facilitator. Kathleen has addressed national, international seminaries in Malta, Ireland, St. Louis, MI and San Francisco, CA on the interior formation of priestly life.
In 2012, when the national priest director of Radio Maria invited Kathleen to host a radio program entitled, Living Eucharist, she was honored to share her faith with an international audience. Kathleen interviews bishops, priests, leaders in the church on various topics of faith and culture on the weekly program.
In 2013, while on private retreat in the Holy Land, a priest working in Rome presented Kathleen with the Congregation for the Clergy’s second edition of Eucharistic Adoration for the Sanctification of Priests and Spiritual Maternity. After receiving inspiration at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Kathleen wrote a letter to the Congregation proposing to enlist a team of priests and laity to create an apostolate to promote the Congregation’s blueprint of Eucharistic Adoration for the Sanctification of Priests and Spiritual Maternity. Kathleen received a written response in May of 2013 with a protocol number. The Prefect then, Cardinal Piacenza graciously conveyed not only his approval but also his encouragement. A founding team of priests and laity with episcopal advisors has been formed. Coinciding with the launch of the Apostolate of Prayer for Priests is the debut of the website www.prayerforpriests.org and the release of the book Praying for Priests: A Mission for the New Evangelization by Kathleen and available from Sophia Institute Press, September 2014.
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