Reading the Bible from The Heart of The Church

The St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology is a non-profit research and educational institute that promotes life-transforming Scripture study in the Catholic tradition. Learn More


The Triumph and Power of Suffering Love

Join Matthew Leonard and the St. Paul Center at Our Lady of Consolation Church, Saturday, September 23rd, 2017, for two dynamic presentations.

Everybody suffers. It’s part of the human condition. But thanks to Jesus Christ our suffering has far more meaning and power than most people realize. In fact, it’s one of the most effective weapons in our arsenal against sin. Wielded correctly, it can dramatically change your life. Matthew’s first talk reveals the powerful secrets that unlock the meaning of suffering and how we can “rejoice in the Lord always” just like St. Paul, no matter what hardship we encounter.

Of course, another powerful ally in our move toward God is the Virgin Mary. In his second presentation, Matthew explores the mystical and powerful relationship between the Holy Spirit and the Mother of God. Based on the teaching of great saints like Maximilian Kolbe, this talk will open your eyes to the deeper role that Mary plays in your life.

Please register below to reserve your ticket for this premiere event.


Event Schedule
9:00 - 10:00 - Love Hurts: The Truth Behind Redemptive Suffering
10:00 - 10:15 - St. Paul Center Presentation and Invitation for Support
10:15 - 10:45 - Break and Books Sales
10:45 - 11:45 - Immaculate Conception & the Holy Spirit: Understanding the Mystical Role of Mary in Your Life


Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church
4865 11 Mile Rd NE,
Rockford, MI 49341

For more information contact Jonathan McGovern at the St. Paul Center at 740-264-9535 ext. 20 or email

Back to Top