July 14-16, 2017


Speakers Info



Join us this summer...July 14-16, 2017


Monsignor Charles M. Mangan is a priest of the Diocese of Sioux Falls. He studied Canon Law and Mariology in Rome. Monsignor Mangan worked in the Vatican Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life for nearly eight years, having served under Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI.

Currently, he is the Director of the Office of the Marian Apostolate in the Diocese of Sioux Falls, the Vicar for Consecrated Life and the Canonical Adviser to the Most Reverend Paul J. Swain, D.D., the Bishop of Sioux Falls. He is published in a number of catechetical and apologetics journals and magazines.


Daniel Oberreuter is the lead vocalist and guitarist for the Catholic Band 'The Thirsting'. The Thirsting proclaims the truths of the Catholic - faith from confession, and the Eucharist, to the Trinity, and Mary - all while rivaling secular acts in energy and emotion. Daniel will offer a solo acoustic concert in the evening.  The concert is called 'Come Hold my Son'.  Inspired by the song written by Oberreuter, the acoustic concerts take listeners on a journey through the mysteries of the Rosary.

'The Thirsting' was honored to play on the main stage during World Youth Day in Poland 2016 with Pope Francis.


Wesley Vaina is a representative of the Mary Mother of God Mission Society.  Wesley lives in Moscow, Idaho with his wife where he works for the University of Idaho.  

The Mary Mother of God Mission Society is dedicated to reviving the Roman Catholic Church in Eastern Russia. Our Lady of Fatima, in 1917, urgently requested prayers for Russia. The Mission works primarily in Vladivostok, Russia where they have rebuilt and operate the Most Holy Mother of God Catholic Parish.  Wesley is a dynamic speaker who can share about both the history of Catholicism in Russia and the many miracles that have occurred there.


Brother Mauricio Torres is a native of Bogotá, Colombia. He is a consecrated lay brother of Totus Tuus residing in Los Angeles. Br. Mauricio regularly travels for parish missions and conferences, sharing devotion to Jesus through Mary.  Additionally, his work helps support a Totus Tuus home which provides hospice care for abandoned terminally ill children in Bogotá, Colombia. The Secular Association Totus Tuus and its members are faithful to the Catholic Church and loyal to the teaching of the Magisterium.


Dr. Sarah Smith Bartel is an award-winning writer and a dynamic speaker. She earned a doctorate in moral theology and ethics from The Catholic University of America, specializing in marriage, family, sexual ethics, and bioethics.

She is a member of St. Andrew parish in Sumner, WA, where she lives with her husband and four children. She attended St. Mary in Anacortes in her youth and consecrated herself to the Blessed Virgin Mary during that time.


Sister Mary Danielle is a member of the Religious Sisters of Mercy.  They live a ferry ride away on peaceful Shaw Island. The Religious Sisters of Mercy, with its Motherhouse located in Alma, Michigan, is a Religious Institute of Pontifical Right dedicated to the Spiritual and Corporal works of Mercy.

Sr. Mary Danielle is looking forward to spending quality time with the youth and families at Faith on Fire.  She's preparing hands-on activities and engaging instruction - it will be fun for all ages.



It will be a wonderful celebration of the Centennial year of Our Lady of Fatima!

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