Learn more about the speakers for the Archdiocese of Boston Eucharistic Congress.
Cardinal Seán O'Malley, O.F.M. Cap.
Archbishop of Boston
Cardinal Seán is an active member of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops. He was elected to serve as Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations.
Currently he is a member of the Committee on Shrines, the Committee on Marriage and Family Life, the Committee on Migration and the Commission on Religious Life and Ministry. Cardinal Seán has served as Chairman of the Committee on Missions, a member of the Committee on Hispanic Affairs and the Church in Latin America, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development and Department of Social Development and World Peace.
Read Cardinal Seán's blog at: www.cardinalseansblog.org
Monsignor James Patrick Moroney
Monsignor James Patrick Moroney, a priest of the Diocese of Worcester for the past thirty-two years, is Rector of Saint John’s Seminary in Boston. He pursued graduate studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University, the Pontifical Liturgy Institute at Saint Anselmo’s, and the Catholic University of America.
Executive Director of the USCCB Secretariat for the Liturgy from 1996-2007, Monsignor Moroney was appointed by Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI as a consultor to the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. He also serves that Congregation as Executive Secretary of the Vox Clara Committee.
Monsignor Moroney is a frequent lecturer on liturgical matters, and was awarded the Spiritus Liturgiae Medal in 2010 by the Mundelein Liturgical Institute “in recognition of his distinguished service to the Church in promotion of her Sacred Liturgy.” He is the author The Mass Explained: An Introduction to the New Roman Missal (Catholic Book Publishing) and host of The New and Eternal Word, on the Catholic Television Network.
Jon is an extremely talented musician and songwriter who has helped usher thousands of people into the heart of Jesus with his gift for leading worship. The prayerfulness and genuine humility he conveys in leading worship are unmistakable and help lead the worshipper deeper into an encounter with God. He is currently the Music Minister for a LifeTeen program at St. Mary’s in Dedham, MA. Co-founder of LIFT Ministries, Jon has led worship for countless retreats, adoration services, healing services, Masses, etc and has played at many larger events such as Steubenville East, Proud 2B Catholic, the National Catholic Youth Conference and Soulfest.
Susan Conroy first journeyed to India between her junior and senior years at Dartmouth College after being inspired by Mother Teresa’s efforts there on behalf of the Poorest of the Poor.
She journeyed alone to Calcutta with the dream of helping Mother Teresa to care for the destitute in children’s orphanages and in the Home for the Dying.
She developed a friendship with Mother Teresa which lasted throughout the course of 11 years, and her experiences are chronicled in her first book: Mother Teresa's Lessons of Love and Secrets of Sanctity, which was written with Mother Teresa’s approval and published in the Spring of 2003.
Susan has made numerous television appearances, for local as well as worldwide audiences. She hosted a 13-part series called “Speaking of Saints” on EWTN, a global television network that reaches approximately 200 million households worldwide. She will be returning to EWTN in May of 2013 to tape a brand new series about finding Christ. It will be called “Resting In His Love.” Susan travels across the United States and to other countries to share her experiences and to encourage service to those who are in need of mercy.
In addition to touring and speaking about Mother Teresa’s lessons of love and holiness, Susan translates books from French into English. She has published seven books so far, the most popular of which is the translation of a book written in 1881 about The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life. This book had a profound influence on the life and spirituality of “the greatest saint of modern times.” Saint Therese of Lisieux, a Doctor of the Church, said that reading this book was one of the greatest graces of her life.
Susan is about to publish her 8th book. This one is a very personal story about her kind, loving and gentle mother. It is called Unfading Beauty and is expected to be released in May of 2013.