Denise Bossert is a proud member of the Catholic Speakers Bureau, CMG Booking.
Welcome to my Speaking page!
I speak on many topics – from conversion to the Blessed Mother. I have had invitations from parishes across the U.S. and shared stories of grace in numerous Catholic venues: parish missions, women’s groups, RCIA events, high school religion seminars, and radio/television audiences.
And I would love to speak at your event.
My topics include the New Evangelization, the Immaculate Conception, the Visitation, and life as a Catholic columnist and author. Let me know what you have in mind, and I’m sure I can meet your group’s needs. My goal is to share the joy of being Catholic with everyone I touch.
• Conversion Story: From Preacher’s Daughter to Roman Catholic Writer
Dad was a Protestant pastor. I had no plans to enter the Catholic Church. Then, Dad became ill and passed away after a season of intense suffering. As I stood in that hospital room – his body so close, his soul so far away – I sensed something sacred. I had not felt like this – perhaps ever. That may sound strange, coming from a preacher’s kid. I was also the ex-wife of a Protestant minister! God had something incredible in store for me. I would inherit my father’s personal library, and within six months of his death, I would discover the writings of St. Augustine, St. John of the Cross, and St. Teresa of Avila. On August 14, 2005, I entered the Church with St. Teresa as my Confirmation saint. Three months before that, I sent an article to The St. Louis Review. My column “Catholic by Grace” has been published in over 50 diocesan papers, and my first book will be released by Ave Maria Press this year.
• The New Evangelization via Mary & Elizabeth
The best evangelizer the world has ever known is Mary. She received Christ – and then she did what every evangelizer must do. She shared Him with others. Mary reveals to us something profoundly amazing. We are the best evangelizers to those we love. We really can bring them home to Mother Church. If we are willing to learn from the Blessed Mother – embracing the very charisms she displayed at The Visitation – our lives will be changed and so will the lives of those we love. My family is living proof of this. I entered the Church in 2005. Since then, my husband, two daughters, and three grandsons have all entered the Church. Now, they are assisting others in the journey home.
• The Immaculate Conception & A Mother With Impeccable Timing
The single, greatest obstacle to my conversion was the Immaculate Conception. I didn’t believe. And then . . . I did. In December of 2004, I announced to my RCIA instructor that I could not accept that Mary was conceived without sin. I couldn’t imagine ever overcoming that doubt. The instructor suggested I go home and place a petition before Mary to show me who she is. I did. It was an almost impossible petition. Within 24 hours, Mary answered that petition to the letter – literally. Through a letter!
• You’ve Been Anointed & Confirmed! Act like it!
Elijah promised Elisha that he would leave him the double portion of the Spirit of the living God when Elijah was taken to heaven. The moment that Elijah entered the chariot of fire, he dropped his mantle down to Elisha – and the double portion fell upon God’s servant. That is what Confirmation is like. The mantle is falling to you. You’ve been anointed & confirmed. Pick up the mantle. Watch the waters part. See the Hand of God working in your life. The Spirit of the living God is upon you!
• Women of Salvation History: you gotta love them
Pope Benedict XVI writes, “alongside of and with the line running from Adam through the patriarchs to the Servant of God, there is in the Old Testament a line that runs from Eve through the matriarchs . . .” (Mary, the Church at the Source 43). So many women – all pointing to a New Covenant. If we raise these women – old and new – before our eyes and look at them one by one – we can see the intricate design in God’s perfect plan. The women of the Old Covenant were not perfect, but they point to the Immaculate Conception. God the Father took it upon Himself to restore humanity to a state of grace. And it was His great pleasure to begin with . . . women. Sarah. Rachel. Rebekah. Hannah. Ruth. Esther & Judith. Deborah. It’s almost as if God was practicing for His greatest creation of all time. Mary.