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The St. John Paul II Foundation is a national Catholic apostolate proclaiming the good news about life and family through education and formation. We pursue our mission through our three hallmark initiatives:
Our passion to pursue our mission from the heart of the Church and our steadfast commitment to genuine collaboration allows us to successfully educate, inspire, and empower medical professionals, clergy, and spouses nationwide.
It is our distinct honor to collaborate closely with dioceses, hospitals, and universities in local communities across the nation. With unparalleled commitment to excellence and prayerful perseverance, together with our dedicated partners and generous supporters, we work for the most noble of causes: Life and Family.
The Together in Holiness conference made me sit and realize what I had been trying to tell myself for a while...It's hard to make time to think on these things and the conference gave me the time to do that. Speaking with my spouse on these important and serious matters made me realize how much...we both care about our marriage and raising our children in the domestic church. –Tulsa Attendee, Together in Holiness
How encouraging it is to see other persons, physicians and professors who live and apply Catholic theology in the workplace! I am very grateful for the academic, philosophical, and spiritual tone of the conference as a whole. –Houston Attendee, Converging Roads
[The presenters] are wanting to form us into holy fathers, not just spiritual business leaders. The very human outlook on priests as fathers was very helpful. –San Francisco Participant, Shepherd's Heart
The Together in Holiness conference always helps my husband and I re-focus on things that matter most in our family life. It helps us grow in our relationship with God in the mundane, everyday life of marriage and family. I’m so grateful we have this conference every year! –San Francisco Attendee, Together in Holiness
It’s been a pleasure and blessing to work with the Converging Roads team from the St. John Paul II Foundation. They make it easy to have an incredible conference that meets the needs of physicians, nurses, and healthcare professionals. The conferences are practical, accessible, and inspiring. Converging Roads helps us grow as a local chapter of the CMA. –Dr. Carla Falco, President of Catholic Healthcare Professionals of Houston
Thank you for a wonderful weekend on family, marriage, and evangelization in this very difficult time in the culture and Church. I am now encouraged in my faith and sharing with family members and the broken society in which we live. –Reno Participant, Servant's Heart
There can be a tendency to feel like we’ve already 'heard it all'. This weekend was so refreshing to hear anew God’s beautiful plans and means of making us holy through marriage which will then transform our family and community. –Houston Attendee, Together in Holiness
The speakers were top notch and well versed in their specialties. It was uplifting to hear medical providers incorporating Catholic teachings in their practice and sharing how they do it. I left with practical tools to not only apply to my care of patients, but also to support my stance on sensitive topics such as when does life begin and ethical end of life decision making. It felt good networking with colleagues who share my faith. The whole conference day was uplifting, positive, and thought-provoking. –Grand Rapids Attendee, Converging Roads
The presenters have been credible, compassionate, and knowledgeable in the needs and challenges faced by the Church, along with effective in offering hope for the future. –Dallas Participant, Servant's Heart
We read somewhere that when we give, we cooperate with God in not only our own redemption, but in the redemption of others. As good stewards of the gifts God has given us we choose to give to the Foundation because its work is both formative and redemptive and we feel that our financial gifts are well managed by thoughtful and purposeful leadership. –Christi and Dean Quinn, Founders’ Circle Members
Working full-time in a wing of the 'field hospital' of the Church, it’s always a joy for me to talk to the clergy who are serving on the front lines of the spiritual battlefield, providing pastoral first aid to the individuals and families they serve. I am grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with the Shepherd's Heart program to provide valuable formation opportunities for my brother priests and deacons, as we share in the Church’s mission to speak the truth in love. –Fr. Philip G. Bochanski, Executive Director Courage International
In society today we need medical professionals who live the faith, who know the beauty of the faith, and carry it out in the care of their patients. I encourage all involved to attend this inspiring conference. –His Eminence, Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston
The need to better equip health care professionals to realize the highest ethical and medical standards of their profession is particularly necessary today. This is especially true in our rapidly changing culture. The topics and speakers of this conference are sure to inspire and embolden you as you give witness to the dignity of human life in the health care profession. –His Excellency, Steven J. Lopes Bishop, Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter
The St. John Paul II Foundation will heed the call of their patron to make use of a 'new evangelization – new in its ardor, methods, and expression,' as they cultivate a culture that respects life and strengthens marriages and families. I believe the educational initiatives of the Foundation have much to offer local churches today. –Most Reverend José H. Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles