O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth shall proclaim your praise (Psalm 51:15)

I speak regularly at parishes, for Catholic high schools, and for diocesan events. I am happy to work with you for your particular event, but some of my typical topics include the following:

Catholic Schools (for Faculty or Parents)
The Marian Charter of Catholic Education
Empowering Young People for Life’s Big Decisions
How to Form Saints, Not Just College Applicants

Parish Missions
The Parables of the Lost
The Saints Should Disturb Us
How the Questions of Jesus Change Us

For Anyone
The Power of Patience in Modern Life
Rebuilding Catholic Character

Workshops or Keynotes for Parishes/Dioceses
Reviving Communities of Faith with Stories of Grace
Encounter––Connect––Evangelize

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2019 Speaking Schedule:

  • International Gathering of Daughters of Charity, Paris, France (Jan 14–17, 2019)

  • Parent Book Club for What Matters Most, Mariah High School, South Bend, IN (Jan 22, 2019)

  • Archdiocese of Washington, DC, “Panamá in the Capital” young adult conference (Jan 26, 2019)

  • Paradisus Dei Video Series, Houston (Jan 30–Feb 2, 2019)

  • Diocese of Fort Wayne–South Bend, Keynote for "Ignited" Conference, (Feb 8–9, 2019)

  • Archdiocese of New Orleans, Keynote for "Witness Conference" (Feb 15–17, 2019)

  • Christ the King Seminary, NY, Keynote for Annual Conference for Collaborative Philosophy, Theology, and Ministry (Feb 21–23, 2019)

  • University of Notre Dame, Lecture on Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe at Lenten Series on Chronicles of Narnia (Mar 5, 2019)

  • Florence, Rome, and Orvieto, Italy: Pilgrimage-Course on “Eschatology in Art” (Mar 8–16, 2019)

  • Vatican City: “Global Forum on the New Evangelization and Reaching the Next Generation” (Mar 28–30, 2019)

  • Archdiocese of Atlanta, Featured Speaker for Legatus Meeting (April 10, 2019)

  • Notre Dame Vision CYM, Keynote on the Parable of the Prodigal Son (Summer 2019)

  • Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, Full Day Sessions on Fostering Cultures of Encounter (July 13, 2019)

  • Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Keynote for Annual Catholic Schools Convocation (Sep 6 and 20, 2019)

  • China: Lecture Tour (Dec 2019)

  • Mt. St. Mary’s “Mount 2000” Retreat, Keynote (Feb 7–8, 2020)

Some Previous Events:

  • Diocese of Orange: Keynote for Convocation of Catholic School Educators, with ongoing workshops for school principals (2018)

  • Lecture on "Eschatology in Ratzinger's Introduction to Christianity" at University of Notre Dame (2018)

  • Societas Doctrinae Christianae, Malta (2016, 2018)

  • Archdiocese of Chicago: Tri-Parish Mission on the Parables of the Lost (2018)

  • University of Notre Dame: Cultures of Formation Conference (2018)

  • Piedmont Deanery, Diocese of Raleigh: Co-Keynote for Faith Development Day (2018)

  • Catholic Schools Week Keynote at Mater Dei HS (2018)

  • Diocese of Orange: Keynote for Pastoral Institute Annual Congress (2018)

  • National Conference for Catechetical Leadership (2018)

  • Dallas Ministry Conference Workshop (2018)

  • Los Angeles Religious Education Congress (2017, 2018)

  • Gulf Coast Faith Formation Conference (2017, 2018)

  • National Association for Lay Ministry Conference (2017)

  • Faculty Retreat and In-Service, Immaculate Heart Academy, Washington Township, NJ (2018)

  • Diocesan Workshop, Lafayette in Indiana (2017)

  • Parish Mission in Diocese of Spokane (2017)

  • Lakes Catholic Parish, Broken Bay, Australia (2017)

  • Liturgy and Life Conference, Notre Dame (2017)


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Turn Disciples into Witnesses

This customizable plan is spiritually rich and totally practical. Along with Dr. DeLorenzo, you will be able to help others learn how to craft a story of grace and share their faith with others in narrative form. These stories can become the basis of inviting and inspiring faith formation opportunities and will help you develop an effective evangelization effort. Click on this block to learn more.

Leonard J. DeLorenzo, Ph.D., contemplates the "Marian Pattern" that captures her ability to hear the Word of God and act on it. This lecture was part of the “Cultures of Formation” conference in anticipation of the 2018 synod of bishops on “Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment.” Visit icl.nd.edu/synod to download digital conference resources.

Leonard J. DeLorenzo, Ph.D., talks on the newly canonized St. Teresa of Calcutta. This lecture is part of the Saturdays with the Saints lecture series for 2016.

Advent is the season to wait for the Lord. It's a time where we can practice the kind of waiting that should shape our lives. But waiting is difficult, especially in an age of smart phones and instant gratification. St. Joseph is a model for showing what it means to wait for the Lord.

The pressure to become a successful college applicant affects the lives of young people earlier than ever before. Parents start worrying about college and success for their kids are even born. Schools feel the demands to prepare their students as competitive candidates with high test scores and all the right courses. Webinar for Ave Maria Press.

If we are to shape our whole lives as a Christian story, we must first learn how to recognize, craft, and share stories of grace about particular life experiences. Part of Ave Maria Press webinar series.

Presentation at the Liturgy and Life Symposium, June 22, 2017, sponsored by the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame.
Dr. Leonard DeLorenzo, the Director of Undergraduate Studies at the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame, presents on St. Philip Neri, God's Humorist. This lecture on St. Philip Neri is the second lecture in the 2017 Saturdays with the Saints series.

For annual Lenten Lecture series, in 2017 on "The Book of Exodus: A Spiritual Journey"

For the annual Lenten Lecture series, with a special topic in 2016 of "Dante, Mercy, and the Beauty of the Human Person"

Presented by Leonard J. DeLorenzo, Ph.D., for the annual “Saturdays with the Saints” lecture series

Colloquium presented at the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture's 17th Annual Fall Conference, "You Are Beauty: Exploring the Catholic Imagination." 

Lecture and Facilitated Discussion on Tim O’Malley’s book, Bored Again Catholic. Diocese of Orange Book Club in Anaheim, CA.