|By God’s Grace we are a British, Catholic married couple, committed to living and spreading the authentic teachings of the Catholic Church in the service of the New Evangelization.|
In 2004 we completed a 30 day prayer to St. Joseph the Worker asking him to help us to find the best place to use our gifts and talents in the service of the Church. At the end of the prayer we felt the Lord calling us to answer Blessed Pope John Paul II’s echo of the Gospel call to ‘Put out into the deep.' We realised that we were to travel to America for two years for Alan to complete an MA in Theology and Christian Ministry at the Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio.
The Lord had allowed for our home to double in value during our previous two years of ownership and to sell in just two hours from being placed on the market! This enabled us to fund our journeys, studies and overseas accommodation.
In Steubenville we were privileged to witness a renaissance of the Catholic Faith amongst thousands of joyful young people who were taking seriously the search for truth and holiness; to be led by prayerful priests with great love and integrity; to live amongst many beautiful families who were striving to follow Christ as His disciples and to raise their children in loving, Christian environments.
We were also blessed to deepen our faith and our love and understanding of the Church under such teachers as Dr. Scott Hahn, Dr. Regis Martin and Dr. Alan Schreck. In the summer of 2005 we enjoyed an amazing retreat at Mother Angelica’s community of sisters in the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Alabama, and the remarkable EWTN base at 5817, Old Leeds Road in Birmingham, Alabama!
At the graduation ceremony in the Franciscan University chapel of Christ the King in 2006, Fr. Terence Henry T.O.R. commissioned all the graduates to take the authentic truth of freedom in Jesus Christ and His Holy Catholic Church, out into a wounded and lost post-modern world.
Since returning to the United Kingdom we have worked with the Lord to launch and develop the Torch of The Faith apostolate under the patronage of St. Joseph the Worker, Our Lady of Fatima and St. Dominic Savio.