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Conference 2023

September, 2023, Fr. James Blount, SOLT

Fr. Blount is presently taking some time for rest and prayer to reflect upon what has been a very fruitful and active several years of continual outreach ministry in the charisms of healing and preaching.As a result of this need for rest, Fr. Blount has had to cancel his scheduled events which includes our conference in Orlando. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. In addition, the calendar year for new ministry invitations for 2023-24 is officially paused until further notice. . We thank you for your prayers understanding during this period of rest and assure you of Father's unity with you in prayer.


Welcome Father Ernest Rush

Father Rush was Ordained to the Priesthood on May 25, 2002. Since then, he has served multiple assignments, as pastor of two parishes as well as various chaplaincies.  He currently serves as pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Lyndhurst, NJ. Fr. Rush sits on various boards and commissions attached to his many assignments. His ministry includes his healing of hearts ministry and retreats that stem from a miracle of a heart transplant he received through the intercession of Saint Teresa of Calcutta.  Father collaborates nationally and internationally in leading and collaborating on healing and breakthrough ministry conferences and retreats with Joyful Hope Ministries, Fr. James Blount, and others. He has presented in several countries including Ireland, and Scotland. Canada, Rome.

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Padre Felipe Scott Bio

Padre Felipe Scott went to seminary at Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland. He was ordained, May 6, 1989, for the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida. In 1998, he was given permission to begin a community of priests, brothers, and sisters called, Family of Jesus, in Puerto Maldonado, Peru, the Amazon Jungle. Their charism is to heal the family. Padre Felipe travels the world giving retreats to priests, couples, men, women, and youth.

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Maria Vadia, Evangelist & Founder


Born in Havana, Maria Vadia was 10 years old when she and her family fled to Miami. She attended Catholic schools and was a Sunday Catholic with no personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.

She was baptized in the Holy Spirit in 1987, consecrating her life to Jesus and preaching the Gospel.

Active in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal of the Archdiocese of Miami, Maria has spoken at many conferences and has traveled extensively, carrying a message of faith, salvation, and healing. She is Founder of the ‘Jesus is Lord’ Chapter of Magnificat in Miami, a ministry to Catholic women, and is connected with Glory House of Miami, a safe haven for human traffic victims.

As Founder of The Glory of God Foundation, she is currently helping the Pygmies of Uganda to construct homes suitable for human living. It is Maria's desire to see the Catholic Church restored to the beauty of the Bride of Christ with miracles, signs, and wonders. She and her team have been helping God’s people enter into deeper worship and experience the Glory of God. Together with Fr. Tom di Lorenzo, she also sponsors two main events annually: The School of the Holy Spirit and Days of Glory conference. Maria is an accomplished author of ten books.

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Nelson Bautista Ruiz Bio

Nelson Bautista Ruiz, husband of 35 years, 3 children, 8 grandchildren, has been serving our Lord since March 31, 1995. Before being called by the Lord, Nelson was fully devoted to martial arts training and competing. Upon answering God’s call, Nelson visits people at their homes to meet their spiritual needs.  The Lord moved Nelson to Florida in 2005. Since living in Florida, he has been active in the Orlando Diocese with the Spanish Charismatic Renewal as leader in the adult and youth community. In addition, Nelson has been coordinator of Youth Ministry, Guardianes de Cristo, for 5 years. Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Clermont, is Nelson’s home parish, where he serves as coordinator of the adult charismatic prayer group. Nelson worked with Fr. Ignatius Mary from Communitas Mater Domini, based in New Jersey.


There is much that the Lord has done for me from saving my marriage, to physical healing for myself and many family members. I always say serving God is my full-time job, my other job is just part time.

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