Legion of Mary Patrician Meeting with Catholic Speaker Billy Gillespie
Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 7 – 9 PM
St. Francis de Sales Church
13360 Valleyheart Drive, Sherman Oaks, CA. 91423
Wish you had a closer relationship with God? Questioning your Faith, the Catholic Church? Have doubts? Yea, Billy Gillespie had doubts too. That is,
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If you’ve read my reversion story you know I was searching everywhere for meaning in my life. Searching for myself. I finally succumbed to the longing in my heart and made a concerted effort to attend Mass on a regular basis and would ask myself the same question over and over. “There has got to be something more to this (Mass) than just this (what I am seeing).”
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A few years ago, I had the honor of portraying St. Maximilian Kolbe in the Film, THE SAINT OF AUSCHWITZ, currently streaming on feeln.com. At that time I was not familiar with this saint, so before the audition I scoured the internet for information on this, I would soon discover, courageous Saint.
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I am Confused. Perplexed. I am unable to comprehend the state of race relations in our country at this moment in time. I can’t help but think back to seventh grade, the first year of forced busing where I grew up in Florida. In my reversion story I confess that I was an
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Attending this past Sunday Anticipated Mass, I noticed a mother with her daughter, about 5 years of age, sitting a few pews ahead of me. Before Mass began, the mother and daughter drew close to one another, exchanged whispers and each time the mother would end her whisper with a gentle kiss on her daughters forehead. What a lovely gesture I thought as
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There are times when you can hear a reading over and over again and then one day, wham!
On the feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord, I was in morning mass, and like a cold hard slap in the face, the Holy Spirit said, listen up Billy. It happened on the first line of the second reading.
2 Peter 1:16-19.“ We did not follow cleverly devised myths.” Thwap!
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I suppose that after reading my reversion story that it would not be a surprise of my devotion and love of the Hoy Spirit. The fire that burned so intensely, yet so lovingly in my heart and enlighten my mind with
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I was visiting my father in Florida a few years ago, and one afternoon we were having lunch. Our conversation touched on many subjects and then turned to religion. He said, “I’m not sure if I ever told you,” and he began relating a story back when I was about seven years old.
My father has worked in various aspects of the car business for most of his life. One day he was under the hood of a car, working on the engine when it backfired and shot flames out of the carburetor and he caught fire.
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I went to confession the other day and was given penance of saying the prayer for priestly vocations. I was inspired to share and I’m Including it below.
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A few months ago I began developing chest pain. Nothing serious but noticeable. Over the next few days, this pain intensified so I gave it a bit more attention. There is history of heart issues in my family so I thought that might be a possibility. I practice martial arts on a regular basis so I thought maybe I just pulled a muscle. I didn’t panic but kept an open mind as to what might be going on. But “what could it be” was a persistent thought in the back of my mind?
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