His Excellency Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz, D.D.
Archbishop Metropolitan of Minsk – Mahilyow, Belarus will preside over the Congress
Archbishop was consecrated on the 20-th of October 1989 in the basilica of St. Peter in Rome by Pope John Paul II. His bishop’s motto is Quis ut Deus – “Who beside God”. Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz is a member of the special council in Europe at the General Secretariat Synod of Bishops, a member of the Congregation on matters of clergy and of the Pope Council “Justice and Peace”. He is a vice-president of the Eurasian department of the International Association of religious freedom. From 1999 Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz is a true member of the International Academy of Science in Eurasia.
His Excellency Bishop TEODORO C. BACANI, JR., D.D.
Bishop Bacani is bishop emeritus of the diocese of Novaliches, Quezon City, Philippines. He teaches Sacramental Theology and Ecclesiology at the University of Sto. Tomas and Loyola School of Theology, Manila
Father John-Paul Gonzalez
Father John-Paul Is a native priest of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He was born on the first anniversary of the pontificate of Pope John Paul II and twenty-two years later the two would meet during a papal audience. Father John-Paul studied at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, California where he received his Master of Divinity and Master of Arts (Systematic Theology) degrees. Currently he is an associate pastor of St. John of God Parish in Norwalk, California.
Sister Caterina Esselen, OLM
Sister is a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy to which Saint Faustina belonged. Its mission is to spread devotion to the Divine Mercy. Sr. Caterina grew up in Belgium. She studied and worked in the United States until she joined the sisters’ active-contemplative community in Boston in 1995. She conducts conferences, in parishes and prisons. Sr. Caterina is also the Vocation Directress and Mistress of Formation for the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in Boston.
Ana Maria G. Guzman
In 1980, she graduated from the Texas A&I University. In 1984 from the Instistuto Teresiano de Roma in Guadalajara with degree in Spirituality; 2007, she graduated from Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles with master in Religious Study. Presently Ana Maria does pastoral work in St. John of God Parish in Norwalk
Nancy Reeves, Ph.D.
Ms. Reeves is a registered clinical psychologist, spiritual director, and author, who has specialized in the area of trauma, grief and loss with adults and children since 1978. She also conducts workshops and retreats in the area of spirituality. She is internationally respected as a workshop facilitator, psychotherapist, author, and poet.
Sister M. Teresa de la Fuente, OLM
Sister Teresa is a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy. Originally from Manila, Philippines, she is currently assigned in Boston, Massachusetts. Sr. Teresa is involved in the apostolate of proclaiming God’s merciful love to the world. She gives talks at conferences, parishes, prayer groups, schools, visits and ministers to male and female prisoners, organizes Divine Mercy retreats and days of recollection.
Deacon Eudoro Benalcázar
Deacon Eudoro was born in Guayaquil – Ecuador. Graduated from the University of Guayaquil – Ecuador as an Architect in 1988. Ordained Deacon in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles on June 7, 2003. Bachelor in Theology from the Theological Foundation Institute on May 2007. Currently assigned as a deacon to the Parish All Souls in Alhambra.
Father George J. Bobowski
Since 1990 Fr. George dedicates his life to preach and spread the devotion to Devine Mercy. He initiated the Lay Institute of Divine Mercy to continue the research conducted by God’s Servant Fr. Michael Sopocko - Confesor and Spiritual Director of Saint Faustina Kowalska. Fr. George was blesed to have met Blessed Fr. Sopocko and be a witnes of this holy Man. Fr. George J. Bobowski is with Archbishop Senior Stanislaw Szymecki and Archbishop Metropolitan Professor Edward Ozorowski from Archdiocese of Bialystok, one of the founders and contributors to the magazine “Time of Mercy”.