Over the last several decades I’ve spoken to thousands of people, from large conferences to small groups and everything in between. I continue to speak regularly on spirituality, faith, Christian living, and Catholicism.
If you’re interested in having me speak at your event, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are some of my most requested talks:
The Power of Daily Prayer
God engages us in loving relationships and constantly works to initiate conversations with us. Our response is to spend time with him in prayer. In this talk Bert Ghezzi shares about his adventures over four decades of daily prayer. Topics include faithfulness, praying in God’s presence, listening to God, cultivating a habit of thanksgiving, interceding for others, and persevering through problems at prayer.
Seven Habits That Define Our Catholic Identity
In this informative talk, based on his book The Heart of Catholicism, Bert Ghezzi presents a vivid picture of what it means to be a Catholic. He explains seven essential practices that shape us as Catholics: developing a personal relationship with Jesus; celebrating the Sacraments; observing the Liturgical Seasons; praying and reading Scripture daily; participating in your parish; sharing your faith; and practicing Catholic social justice. The talk will leave you with a clearer and more confident sense of your identity as a Catholic.
Drawing Closer to God with the Saints
The example of the saints shows that holiness is possible for all us. It’s simply a matter of setting our hearts on loving God and loving others—then God will make it happen. This encouraging talk describes the key ways of responding to God’s initiatives to draw us close and illustrates them in the lives of saints. You will learn from well known saints like Thérèse of Lisieux and Francis of Assisi, as well as less familiar saints like Aelred of Rievaulx and Pier Giorgio Frassati.
The Sign of the Cross: Recovering the Power of the Ancient Prayer
Early Christians made the sign of the cross frequently as a powerful source of grace for daily life. This talk helps twenty-first-century Christians rediscover the blessing and power of that ancient prayer. Consider with the speaker six ways that the sign of the cross releases divine energy in our lives, expands our spiritual freedom, and equips us to grow to maturity in Christ.
Everyday Evangelization: How to Share Your Faith With Confidence
Patiently removing obstacles that block Catholics from doing evangelization, Bert uses Scripture, the teaching of the popes, and personal testimony to persuade Catholics of their daily responsibility and opportunity to bring relatives, friends, neighbors, and others closer to Christ. The talk is chockfull of practical advice about how to participate effectively in the New Evangelization.
What Does It Mean to Be a Disciple?
Jesus calls us as disciples to work with him to implement God’s plan of salvation. In this engaging and practical talk, he explains the conditions of intentional discipleship. Using Scripture, church teaching and personal experience, Bert unpacks the meaning of Jesus’ commission: “If anyone wants to come after me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow me.” And he challenges all to develop a personal relationship with Jesus, which is the very heart of discipleship.