“Raising Children in a Christian Home” Conference Video Collection


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In light of the 2015 World Meeting of Families and the Synod of Bishops on the Family, the 2015 Fall Conference examines the lives of saintly parents and children: St Monica, St Thomas More, and Jose and Dolores Escriva (parents of St Josemaria Escriva).

How did they do it? What were their challenges? What were the characteristics that made their homes Christian homes? What can we learn from them about raising saintly children today?

These conference videos are recommended for parents, engaged couples, priests, and youth ministers, teachers, and catechists who are called to serve and be witnesses of family life in the world today.

    • First Presentation: Dan Cheely’s presentation St. Thomas More: Leadership in Fatherhood introduces us to the family life of St. Thomas More and what he can teach us today about Christian parenting.
    • Second Presentation: Rev. Javier del Castillo’s first presentation St. Monica dives deep into the life of the mother of St. Augustine and why she is the patron of married women and mothers.
    • Third Presentation: Rev. Javier del Castillo’s second presentation Jose and Dolores Escriva: Parents of St. Josemaria Escriva introduces us to the traditions and devotions of their Christian home which helped pave the way for a future saint.


Rev. Javier del Castillo is a priest of the Prelature of Opus Dei. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a Doctorate in Philosophy. He currently carries out his pastoral ministry in Chicago and is Vice President of the St. Josemaria Institute.

Mr. Dan Cheely is a graduate of Princeton and Harvard Law. He is the host of The Dan Cheely Show on Relevant Radio and the Director of Evangelization at the Church of St. Mary in Lake Forest, Illinois. Dan and his wife Pat raised nine children and are proud of their ever-expanding Holy Roman Empire of grandchildren