St. John Paul II said: "As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live." In response to the dire need to fight for the family in our times, Dr. Peter Howard founded Heroic Families. This unique ministry serves the integral mission of making Catholic healthy, holy and free! Invite Dr. Howard today to help inspire and lead families (espcially men, as the leaders of their families) to aim high in every aspect of their life -- body, mind and spirit -- so that they can be powerful saints and innovators for the new evangelization!
Dr. Peter Howard is married to Chantal Howard and they have five beautiful children. Peter is the founder and president of Heroic Families and last fall he and his family returned from a nine-month missionary tour of the United States bringing the message of Heroic Families to Catholic families across the country. Dr. Howard is a Mariologist, author and international Catholic speaker who will be a keynote speaker at the Apostolate for Family Consecration during the summer Family Fests for 2017 and at the National Marian Conference for the Philippines in July 2017; He has spoken at the 2016 Diocese of Peoria Summer Institute Conference; 2015 American Chesterton Society Conference; 2012 Midwest Catholic Family Conference in Wichita, Kansas; numerous times to cadets at the United States Air Force Academy; at diocesan and parish retreats and on Catholic radio programs such as Radio Maria and Relevant Radio. In 2016, Peter and his wife, Chantal, were also guests on EWTN’s “At Home With Jim and Joy.” Peter earned his Doctorate in Sacred Theology (S.T.D.) from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas [Angelicum] in Rome, Italy. Dr. Howard is a professor of Theology at the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation. Dr. Howard's theological expertise lies predominantly in Mariology and the teachings of Venerable Fulton J. Sheen. He is the author of the 2015 book: The Woman: The Mystery of Mary as Mediatrix in the Teaching of Fulton J. Sheen. Like his spiritual mentor, +Fulton Sheen, Dr. Howard is passionate about evangelizing families by communicating the truth and beauty of the Catholic faith as the answer to the challenges and errors of the world.
Here are some testimonials from previous events:
“The parish mission with Dr. Howard was very inspiring, plus gives one hope! May we be so bold to say life changing!
“To say he is inspiring would not be even a light sketch. One on one, you can see the light in his eyes.”
“Dr. Howard was very knowledgeable and his sense of humor made his presentations so fun and enjoyable.”
“If you love our Lady and believe her role is vital to defeating Satan, then this dynamic speaker is a must hear! Peter's powerful message and deep insights into the role of Our Lady made me more devoted to her than ever before.”
“I feel the retreat with Dr. Howard was a wonderful soul experience. I learned so many things about healing my family and cleansing my soul, which I was able to release a heavy cross I carried for many years.”
Prontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) ~ S.T.B., S.T.L., S.T.D.: Specialization in Dogmatic Theology and Mariology
Franciscan University of Steubenville ~ B.A. Theology
1. Fatima 2017: Mary's Triumph, Our Hope, a Final Warning
2. The Restoration of Civilization and the Family Will Come Through Mary
3. Why Consecration to Mary is Necessary for Today's Heroic Family
4. Why Your Family "Why" Matters
5. Venerable Fulton J. Sheen: Icon for the New Evangelization and a Prophet for Our Times
6. Mary and the Destiny of the Americas
1. Heroic Families Leadership Event
PARISH MISSIONS and RETREATS
1. Consecration of Families to Mary is at the Heart of Her Triumph Promised at Fatima