Sonja travels internationally and has spoken in the largest venues in the country: Catholic and non-Catholic congresses; retreats; parish missions; women’s, men’s, family, youth, apologetics, leadership,
and pro-life conferences; and adjusts her talks accordingly.
She is available to speak on these themes, and any other you prefer.
Fearless, How to Conquer Your Demons and Love with Abandon
Learn to recognize the methods the devil uses to keep you enslaved to fear, anxiety, and depression. Assemble scriptural tools that help you understand and conquer the demons of sin, Satan, self, and sloth. Immerse yourself in a profound contemplation of love, which is the only possible weapon against the spirit of fear.
Mary, Mother of Listening
Pope Francis once called Mary the “mother of listening”
Pope Francis called Mary the “mother of listening,” because she didn’t just hear (or read) the word, she understood how to interpret it in light of her own relationships, circumstances, and habits.
LOVE the Word™ invites Our Blessed Mother to guide each of us in her personal “listening” practice. We learn how to LOVE the Word™ like Mary, from Mary. She teaches us a handy way of interpreting the word we hear and read through the landscape of our lives.
Unleashed: How to Receive Everything the Holy Spirit Wants to Give You
Everything in the universe repeats in patterns. So does everything in my life. Could the Holy Spirit really be working in the repeats of my habits, relationships, circumstances, and desires? Discover your patterns and how to be UNLEASHED!
Fulfilled: Uncovering the Biblical Foundations of Catholicism
From the Ascension Press study by the same name. Learn how to share your faith concisely. Discover the Old Testament tabernacle as the perfectly packaged biblical model for conveniently understanding and explaining seemingly arbitrary Catholic beliefs and practices that baffle and frustrate both fallen-away and non-Catholics. Wonderful for apologetics events.
Magnificat, Word By Word
Mary doesn’t sing the Magnificat, Mary is the Magnificat. Follow Mary through her song of the Church, and learn how to be a magnificat, too. Wonderful for women’s events.
Twelve Angry Men
How do I deal with anger in a holy way? A study of some Biblical people who were angry with God – including Cain, Elijah, Saul, Jonah, the prodigal son, and Paul – the Scriptures allow us to “eavesdrop” on their frank conversations with God regarding strong negative emotions, and how God dealt with them as their Heavenly Father to help move them beyond their anger to love.
Heroes of Faith in the Scriptures and How To Be One Too!
Come with me as we explore the lives of seven people so completely daring in their faith that their heroism is recorded for all of history in the Hall of Fame of Faith. Throughout your study of Hebrews 11, you will feel as though you are following the path blazed by some Spiritual Greats who continue to beckon us to risk everything in believing God. Abraham, Moses, Joseph, David, Mary, Peter, and Paul, learn the secrets of how God strategically forms the faith of leaders and be inspired to a heroic pursuit of God yourself! Great for men’s and leadership functions.
Dew of Heaven
In our careening culture of economic stress, widespread depression and anxiety, high pressure, and chronic busyness, we discover that times of refreshing are not only a welcome luxury but a spiritual discipline. Find out what provisions God makes for His children.
Healing the Father Wound
It’s called a “father wound” because, whether from your mother or father, or someone else entirely, such a wound affects our relationship with our Heavenly Father.
“The hearts of fathers must be returned to the children and the hearts of the children to the fathers” (Mal. 4:6). Many people, perhaps you, carry a mother or “father wound” that negatively affects their relationships with God and other women or men.
A Scriptural study of God as our “Abba” through the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary, we learn what it means to have a safe place to acknowledge weakness and receive strength. We explore worship as an act of love, and the Our Father, in which some of the deficits that proceed from a father wound become clear – anger/rage vs. rest; rebellion vs. faith; forgiveness vs. revenge; abandonment vs. presence; perfectionism vs. grace; fear vs. love. As we reach beyond our deficits to God, we learn from Jesus how to climb into the bosom of a loving Heavenly Father (Jn. 1:18).
Beloved, Song of Songs in Thomas Aquinas and Edith Stein
In our often graceless age we encounter people everyday, sometimes ourselves, who wonder, “Does God really love me?” The Scriptures probe this question very deeply, and it is through an exploration of the ancient, mystical insights of the Song of Solomon that we discover the magnetic, haunting symphony of God that bathes us every moment in the searing, tearing, choking, spiraling bliss of His love until we are His for all eternity.
Because we love them so much, we sometimes fall into sweating the small stuff or viewing spouses and children as our possessions. The certainty is that we are not spared from worrying and struggling and suffering through and for them, but they are not ours; they belong to Another. With the Blessed Mother, discover how spouses and children are unique and tender avenues through which the Mystery calls us to look up, to give thanks, and to surrender absolutely to Love in the most mundane and simple ways. Helpful for marriage and family conferences or as a follow-up to Healing the Father Wound.
Behind the Veil, What’s Really Behind the Veil of the Flesh
The Scriptures speak of the flesh in the same terms as the intricately woven, richly gloriously decorated tabernacle veil that concealed the Holy of Holies in the Old Testament. In this talk we probe both the dangerous and glorious implications of such a description for every human being who ever has and ever will live. Perfect for pro-life groups.