Angel of LIFE
Honorary Guest: Sr. Paula Vandegaer,  L.C.S.W.
Director, ILS-International Life Services
Sister Paula Vandegaer, L.C.S.W., founder of International Life Services, Volunteers for Life, and Scholl Institute of Bioethics. Sister is an internationally recognized leader in the pro-life movement and has trained, ministered, and inspired thousands. She is best-selling author of the first textbook written for today's pro-life counselors, "Introduction to Pregnancy Counseling." Sister's experience, energy and passion for pro-life work make her one of today's most popular speakers.

Sr. Paula has a Masters in Social Work from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., with a specialty in Psychiatric Casework and has a B.A. in psychology from Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles, California.


December 6, 2014
11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel
888 Montebello Boulevard
Rosemead, CA 91770

Keynote Speaker: Patrick Reidy 
                               Theology of the Body

Prayer Invocation: Fr. Philip Sullivan OCD
Pastor-St. Therese Church, Alhambra CA 

Fr. Philip, the fifth of six children, was raised, together with his three
 brothers and two sisters, in a good Catholic family in Garden Grove, 
California. His father, Richard Sullivan, was a Junior High School
 teacher and his mother, Shirley, was (and, at the age of 80, still is!) 
a physical therapist. While in high school, Fr. Philip's family moved 
to Arizona. Upon his graduation from high school, he attended 
Arizona State University with the hope of earning a degree in illustration. 

As a young adult, Fr. Philip worked for many years in the restaurant business in Phoenix, Arizona, and in Orange County California. With the encouragement of his father (who had once tried his own vocation as a seminarian), his mother, and a diocesan priest friend of the family, he began to consider a religious vocation. In discerning his call to the priesthood, he considered nine other religious communities and the Diocese of Orange before deciding that it was with the Discalced Carmelite Friars that he felt at home. 
Fr. Philip entered the California-Arizona Province of the Discalced Carmelite Friars in 1998 and made his first Profession of Vows in 2000, taking the religious name Philip of Our Lady of Guadalupe because of his special devotion to her. After seven years of study at Mt. Angel Seminary in Oregon, Fr. Philip was ordained as a priest in 2007. 

Since his ordination, he has served the Province as an Associate Pastor of Santa Cruz Church and as Pastor of St. Margaret Mary Church--both in Tucson, Arizona. In the summer of 2011, he was assigned as Pastor and Superior of St. Therese in Alhambra, CA. He also serves the Province as a member of the Provincial Council (elected in 2011 and reelected in May 2014).  

A well-known fact about Fr. Philip is that he has a great sense of humor. A little known fact is that he is an accomplished iconographer and character artist

After receiving his M.A. in Spanish Literature from Indiana University

Pat worked for the National Evangelization Teams, speaking publicly and leading 

bilingual retreats around the country for several years. Later he entered St. John Vianney 

Seminary in Denver, Colorado, where he completed his Bachelor of Philosophy and two partial 

theology degrees and taught adjunct classes in Spanish and philosophy. Pat began his 

study of the Theology of the Body in 1999 in Denver before moving to the 

Chicago area where he began to collaborate with Fr. Thomas J. Loya as a board member 

and speaker for the Tabor Life Institute. Pat has spoken extensively on the Theology of the Body in 

states across the U.S. as well as in Mexico and yearly in Peru. He adapts his dynamic presentations 

for audiences of varying ages and backgrounds, from teenagers to college students, 

single people to parents, business men and women to priests and religious.

Pat has developed a fifteen-hour course that he teaches annually at St. 

John Vianney Seminary in Denver and to working professionals in Lima, Peru.  

Currently he serves as the Head of Faith Formation at JSerra Catholic High School in 

Orange County, California and as Founder and Director of Assumption Institute for 

bilingual studies of the Theology of the Body.

Lunch is complimentary 

Your donation is tax-deductible. Guadalupe Pregnancy Services is a non-profit public benefit organization under the Federation Program of International Life Services. EIN - 27-2951886

Guadalupe Pregnancy Services
Guadalupe Pregnancy Services would like to request your presence at the 4th Annual Year-End Benefit Fundraiser to bring awareness and support to the wonderful work being done to help women turn their lives around with counseling and education while providing resources for them and their babies.
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