Father Al Winshman came to our 2004 Convention to speak about his work with Marian Renewal. Unfortunately we do not have a recording of what he said that trip. However, he did return in 2006 and their are two videos of his talks that year listed in that year group.
Something about Father Winshman:
Fr. Al entered the Jesuits in 1952 and consecrated his life “to Jesus through Mary” in the Demontfort consecration. Ordained in 1965, he has taught high school and college chemistry and physics and served in a variety of marriage, retreat, and renewal ministries. Fr. Al joined the Marian Movement of Priests in 1979, and entered into full time retreat ministry the following year. He experienced a deep inner calling in 1984 to live and proclaim the Gospel centered message urged today by Our Lady at Medjugorje. His retreatants invited him to their parishes and from this his Marian Renewal Ministry rapidly developed. Since 1988 his Provincial superior has formally assigned him each year to this ministry to be available to parishes throughout the U.S. and the English-speaking world. An experience retreat director, he preaches internationally on “Called to Discipleship with Jesus through Mary,” Our Lady’s apparitions and role in the Church today, and the Eucharistic through “Healing Masses.” Any one interested in having Fr. Al come to their parish, prayer group or conference may contact Marian Renewal Ministry in Boston.
Fr. Al will gladly share the Gospel and Our Lady’s call to peace wherever invited. This ministry has taken him to date to 45 of the 50 U.S. states and ten other English-speaking countries from the British Commonwealth to the southern Pacific countries and from Canada to South Africa. He has been spiritual director for over seventy pilgrimages which have taken him often to Medjugorje, Fatima, Lourdes and shrines of France and Belgium, Guadalupe, Rome and shrines of Italy, Holy Land, Betania and many other shrines. Call, email, or write to him for further information or to book any of these renewal programs and his spiritual pilgrimages.
More about Fr Al’s work can be found on his website: www.marianrenewal.com