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About Peter Howard

Dr. Peter Howard lives in the mountains of northern Idaho, residing with his beautiful wife, Chantal, and their five beautiful children. Peter and Chantal are passionate about Catholic entrepreneurship, natural health care for Catholics and an integrated approach to evangelization. Learn more about this life-changing opportunity by checking out their aromaRosary Wellness initiative (aromarosarywellness.com) and their increasingly popular aromaRosary (aromarosary.com). Peter is an expert in the teachings of Venerable Fulton J. Sheen, Mariologist, Catholic entrepreneur, renown international speaker, author, professor, and theologian. Peter has spoken at national, diocesan and family conferences in the United States and Philippines; the United States Air Force Academy; the Apostolate for Family Consecration; diocesan and parish retreats and he has been featured on Catholic television and radio programs such as EWTN, Catholic Answers Live, the Patrick Madrid Show, CatholicTV, Shalom World, Radio Maria and Relevant Radio. Dr. Howard has served as a professor of theology for the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation (avila-institute.org). Dr. Howard earned his Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas [Angelicum] in Rome, Italy. Peter is a member of the International Marian Association and author of the 2015 book: The Woman: The Mystery of Mary as Mediatrix in the Teaching of Fulton J. Sheen. If you would like to invite Dr. Howard to speak at your parish or event, contact him at invite@heroicfamilies.com

The Revolution We Must Win

October 13, 2018 by  
Filed under Dr. Peter Howard, FEATURED, Rosary

So much of me just wanted to reprint my May 21, 2018 article because its relevance has only increased since that time. But October is the historical month of reformation  (Oct 31, 1517) and revolution (Russian revolution of 1917) and realizing this is more important now than ever with the diabolical revolution from within the Church and the spirit of revolution sweeping through America. However, October... Read More

If You Want Peace in Your Life, Pray the Rosary

May 21, 2018 by  
Filed under Dr. Peter Howard, Mary, Prayer, Rosary

If You Want Peace in Your Life, Pray the Rosary   Editor's Note: Today is the first memorial of “Mary, Mother of the Church” as prescribed by Pope Francis earlier this year. Dr. Peter Howard makes a strong case for doing what “Mary, Mother of the Church” told us to do at Fatima: Pray the Rosary! This is probably my tenth revision of this blog post. With it being the month... Read More

The Resurrection of Our Bodies

The Resurrection of our Bodies   Last summer I had the privilege of speaking at all of the family fests at The Apostolate for Family Consecration (AFC) in Bloomingdale, Ohio. For me and my family, it was experiencing a renaissance of an apostolate whose message to the world now has greater relevance than ever. As a speaker traveling much that summer both in the United States and even to the Philippines,... Read More

Mercy, Mary, and the Advent of Christ

December 8, 2016 by  
Filed under Advent, Dr. Peter Howard, Mary, Mercy, Solemnity

Mercy, Mary, and the Advent of Christ   Every sign of our times points to God doing something great and something new in the world. In practically every instance throughout the history of God’s people, God’s salvation does not come in the way people expect it. He uses the most unusual instruments at times, such as King Cyrus of Persia (an outsider of the Israelites, a Gentile), who liberated... Read More

Mary and the New Times of Noah

October 13, 2016 by  
Filed under Dr. Peter Howard, Mary, Rosary, Total Consecration

Mary and the New Times of Noah * * First, this is a longer than normal post (although I admit, my posts are on the longer side), but this message is so important that it warrants an extra few minutes of your time and hours of your reflection! Every October 13, the world is reminded of the great Marian revolution that has been taking place in the world since 1917. Now we are approaching the 100 year... Read More

Mary, Teach Us How to Pray

October 7, 2016 by  
Filed under Dr. Peter Howard, Mary, Memorial, Prayer, Rosary

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 Mary, Teach Us How to Pray   Many times we cry out in the midst of interior and exterior trials, “Dearest Mother, help me!” When the world is in crisis, the Church cries out: “Mary, our Mother, help us!” What has been her response? The answer given to St. Dominic (early 13th century) against the radical and militant heretics of his time, the answer spoken through Pope St. Pius V during... Read More

Rediscovering “Work” with Purpose

September 5, 2016 by  
Filed under Dr. Peter Howard, Family Life, God's Will

Rediscovering “Work” with Purpose   Labor Day marks the end of the summer season for Americans as it represents a return to work and school for many. In particular, it is meant to serve as a tribute for the contributions and achievements of American workers. While the day is marked mostly by families having parties and barbecues in the more accommodating September weather, it should be a moment... Read More

A Declaration of Dependence

July 4, 2016 by  
Filed under Dr. Peter Howard, Family, Following Christ, God

A Declaration of Dependence Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. ~ John Adams, 2nd President of the United States Happy 4th of July, fellow Americans! Recently, I spoke at a diocesan event in the heart of Fulton Sheen land, Peoria, Illinois. One of the talks was on Fulton Sheen’s Way to Happiness. At first hearing,... Read More

The Victory of Surrender – Part II of II

The Victory of Surrender Part II of II   Christianity is full of paradoxes: “If you want to find yourself, you have to lose yourself . . . . The last will be first and the first will be last . . . .The greatest of all is the servant of all. . . .” The most important victory we can “win” for ourselves and our families is when we truly surrender to the will of God. There isn’t enough... Read More

The Victory of Surrender – Part I of II

The Victory of Surrender Part I of II “Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.” (Psalm 127:1) No matter how noble our cause may be, how do we know if it’s really the Lord doing the building? This is a question that was painfully put to me recently. Last year, I heard in my heart a call to launch a new initiative called Heroic Families because there is no more... Read More