Amy Ekeh is a writer, retreat director, instructor in the Hartford Catholic Biblical School, and Associate Editor at Little Rock Scripture Study. She has an M.A. in Theology from The Catholic University of America. Amy is a columnist for Catholic Digest, and her work has been published in a variety of Catholic publications including Magnificat. She is the author of several books including Lent: Season of Transformation. Amy lives with her husband and four children in Milford, CT.

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Sr. Virginia Herbers, ASCJ, currently serves as Vice-Provincial of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. She has an M.A. in Pastoral Studies and has ministered in education in the U.S. and Taiwan. She has also served as Vocation Director and Formation Director for her community, and as Director of Queen of Apostles Spiritual Life Center in St. Louis. Sr. Virginia is a presenter and spiritual director at Caritas Christi Spirituality Center in Hamden, Connecticut.

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Deacon Art is an ordained deacon of the Archdiocese of Hartford, a veteran civil rights worker, and a national speaker and preacher. Deacon Art’s book The Journey to Chatham tells the story of Art’s schoolmate Emmett Till who was brutally murdered in Mississippi in 1955. Deacon Art’s life work has continued to honor the civil rights movement, to care for his brothers and sisters on the streets and elsewhere who are struggling, and to preach God’s word to all who will hear.


WHEN: Wed., March 13, 2019, 7:00 p.m. (Snow Date: March 15)

WHERE: Mount Sacred Heart Chapel, 295 Benham St., Hamden, CT. The chapel is in the main building on the property of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Hamden. This is the same property (and building) where Sacred Heart Academy is located. Allow yourself some time to park and find your way into the chapel. There will be sisters around to direct you!

WHAT: Reflections by our three speakers (see above) will be interspersed with music and brief prayer times. Music will be provided by the St. Ann Choir of Milford, CT, under the direction of Peter DeMarco. The St. Ann Choir is a dedicated and talented parish choir that has sung with contemporary Catholic artists such as Curtis Stephan, Fr. Rob Galea and Jesse Manibusan. 

WHO: All are welcome! A free will donation will benefit the ministries of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

WEATHER: If the weather is questionable on the date of the program, please check this page for a cancellation notice. Our snow date is Friday, March 15, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

QUESTIONS? Email Amy Ekeh at

To learn more about the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, click here.


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The St. Ann choir of Milford, CT sings contemporary Catholic music with joy in their hearts and love for their Church. These photos are from a recent rehearsal and concert with Catholic artist, Jesse Manibusan, composer of "Open My Eyes." The choir has also sung with Curtis Stephan and Fr. Rob Galea.