SPEAKING

SPEAKING

Thank you for your interest in inviting me to speak at your event.  I have had the honor of speaking at various events over the years including:  Days of Recollection, Retreats for Women, Retreats for Married Couples, Evenings of Reflection, Women’s Groups, High School Groups, and more.

 

TOPICS I HAVE PRESENTED ON:

  • Mercy in Marriage
  • Discover the Extraordinary in the Every Day Ordinary
  • Making Sense Out of Suffering – Discovering Beauty in the Ashes
  • Life in the Mission Field of Motherhood
  • Authentic Life as a Catholic Wife
  • Discover Passion and Purpose in Every Season of Your Life
  • Marriage Ministry 101- How to Start and Sustain a Vibrant Parish Based Marriage Ministry
  • Catholic Customs and Traditions – Living the Catholic Faith Throughout the Liturgical Year
  • Develop a Deep Prayer Life Amidst the Chaos of Everyday Life
  • 8 Ways to Maintain a Healthy Soul
  • The Family as the Domestic Church -Living and Loving as You Grow in Holiness
  • What Needs Pruning in Your Life?
  • Finding Freedom in Faith
  • It Takes Two to Tango – Develop a Rhythm in Marriage
  • Celebrate the Beauty of Marriage

 

Am I the right person for your event?

 I am flexible and willing to work with you to meet your specific needs. I have a passion for sharing my faith and inspiring others ! My husband, Troy Billings, is also available to join me in speaking on topics pertaining to marriage.  

 

 

Kathleen Billings is able to speak to the issues that married couples face in a faith-filled manner.   She draws from our Catholic tradition in order to provide a message that is uplifting, hopeful, and rooted in the Lord and the teachings of the Church.” – Rev. Monsignor Stephen J. Knox, St. Patrick Catholic Church – St. Charles, Il

 

“Kathleen and Troy spoke for our annual Cana Dinner for married and engaged couples. In getting to know them, we were struck by how relatable and approachable they are. Through their talk “Stay Engaged in your Marriage: Date Your Spouse”, they clearly expressed their own challenges they have faced throughout their marriage, providing hope to those in similar situations. They truly exemplified what it means to trust in God with each situation, good and bad. We were honored to have them speak at our parish and hope others have the opportunity to hear their story!” – Emily and Karl Zabinski, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church – New Brighton, MN

 

“The Ministry of Mother’s Sharing (MOMS) at St. Francis in Frisco was blessed to have Kathleen speak to us. Her talks “Making Sense Out of Suffering” and “Date Your Spouse-Staying Engaged in Your Marriage” were inspiring, relatable and authentically Catholic. She brought messages we needed and wanted to hear. The best part about having her with us for several days to deliver multiple talks was the chance to get to know her personally. She is an absolute delight!”  – Amanda Ward, St. Francis Catholic Church – Frisco TX

 

“Kathleen and Troy have a great desire to help couples grow in their marriage according to Christ and His Church.  Because they are down to earth and honest about their own struggles in marriage they can really speak to couples who share those struggles.”  – Fr. Mark Chrismer, St. Joseph Catholic Church – Cottleville, MO

 

“What a treasure is found in Kathleen Billings! With great joy and conviction, she conveys truths of the Catholic Faith, offering numerous, applicable ways of living those truths in everyday circumstances of marriage and family life. If you are looking for a solid witness to a lived faith who will inspire your parishioners, Kathleen is that witness!” – Julia Mead, Director of Religious Education, St Louis Catholic Church – Princeton, IL

 “I have had the privilege of knowing and ministering with Kathleen for a number of years as she, and at times with her husband Troy, has shared thought-filled insights and her love for the Lord.  Kathleen lives what she speaks and so beautifully invites others to join her in this journey of faith.  She is both practical and inspiring.  It is with great confidence in her message and the enthusiasm in which she shares it, that I have no hesitation recommending her for your event.” – Lorrie Gramer, President- Marriage Building USA, Past President of the National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers

“Authentic healing always involves integration. For this reason I am truly grateful Kathleen Billings came to speak to the women at our parish on the topic of Advent this year for our Women’s Advent by Candlelight. Rooted in Christ, her ability to integrate insights, virtues, spirituality, personal testimony, scripture, church teaching, and practical advice into a single talk, resulted in an experience for the women, I have no doubt, which was truly one of healing.”

– Fr. Max Behna, St. Michael Catholic Church, Wheaton, IL

 

“I am truly so grateful to have had Mrs. Billings as a guest speaker at my high school’s pro-life club apologetics panel regarding how to respond to abortionist advocates. Mrs. Billings was a great part of the panel because of her knowledge of her Catholic faith and her ability to connect with and guide high school teens. She shared many relevant personal stories that truly enhanced the panel discussion. The Lifesavers Club and all those present were truly grateful and blessed to have such a wonderful guest speaker for this first annual event.”  -Ally Tippett, St. Charles IL – Lifesavers Club President at Rosary High School

 

“It was a great joy to have Kathleen speak to our Religious Education Program parents on the topic of Christian parenting! Her words were both practical and helpful and were presented with joy.” – Fr. Matthew DeBlock, St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church – West Dundee, IL

 

“By placing Christ at the center of her life, Kathleen inspires us to become better woman, wives, and mothers. Through her personal story, she encourages us to deepen our relationship with Christ, while illustrating a peace and strength that can only come from Our Lord.” – Tracie Otero, St. Patrick Catholic Church – St. Charles, Il

 “It is rare to find someone who truly practices what she preaches, but that is Kathleen.  When Christ’s light shines in someone, you are attracted to that light.  Through life’s ups and downs, Kathleen maintains the light of Christ’s love shining in her soul.  It is obvious that she longs to do God’s will and is sincere and generous in sharing her experiences, knowledge, and expertise to help others in their faith journey.  In listening to her talk, I was reminded to tend to my own soul as to allow Christ’s light to better shine through me. ”  – Lisa Anticevich, St. Patrick Catholic Church – Campton Hills, Il
“I have had the opportunity to hear Kathleen speak on several topics. She is wonderful at relating her personal experiences to her subject matter in a way that is both vulnerable and endearing. Kathleen provides inspiring examples of how we all can live our Catholic faith in ways that solidify our love for Christ and His Church.”
– Lori Zink, CCW President, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church – Buffalo, WY
“Kathleen Billings’ talks at our women’s deanery day for CCW were touching in her personal stories of faith and family.  Her Catholicism shines forth in how she lives her life and raises her family.  She was such a blessing to the women and priests present that day!” – Mary Ann Cummins, Buffalo, WY; Past President of the Wyoming CCW, member of the Nominating Committee of the National CCW
“I had the pleasure of meeting Kathleen and hearing her speak at the Sheridan, WY Fall Deanery meeting.  She was truly an inspiration to listen to and Christ’s light most obviously shines through her! She reminds us that, no matter what stage of life we are in -God is there guiding us.  Kathleen’s knowledge of Catholic traditions and her faith filled life – inspired us all!  Our Deanery meeting was a beautiful, faith filled Fall day and we were blessed to have the opportunity to hear Kathleen speak and share her personal stories with us. She is a woman that practices what she preaches!”  – Lorri McBrayer,  Sheridan, WY Deanery President

 

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“Whoever wants to preach must be the first to let the word of God move him deeply and become incarnate in his daily life. … This has great pastoral importance. Today, too, people prefer to listen to witnesses: They ‘thirst for authenticity’ and ‘call for evangelizers to speak of a God whom they themselves know and are familiar with, as if they were seeing him.’”                 

– Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium

 

Contact me at: seasonsoftheheartandhome@gmail.com

 

 

I look forward to hearing from you!

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