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January 03, 2021: Epiphany

‘and going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him’ Mt 2:11. Fr. Matthew Zetouna helps us open our minds and hearts to the Epiphany of our Lord Jesus Christ. Keri Tarrant dives deep into the mysteries of our Blessed Mother, traditions for the Epiphany of our Lord, and making a consecration to St. Joseph. Marcus Peter closes the program encouraging us to immerse ourselves in Scripture, ask ourselves ‘what does it mean to be a disciple of Christ?’, and Marcus talks about his own awesome conversion experience.

Fr. Matthew Zetouna





Parochial Vicar, Mart Mariam Chaldean Catholic Church

Fr. Zetouna returned from a yearlong missionary assignment in August 2020. He has been assigned as the Parochial Vicar at Mart Mariam Catholic Church, 2700 Willow Road, Northbrook, IL 60062. 630-847-0149.

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Keri Tarrant

Keri is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor’s degree in Education and has taken classes at Ave Maria College; including Latin and Rome studies. Her studies in Mariology have come from personal study and reflection on the Mystery of Mary in the Heart of the Church, and from her years of formation with the Missionaries of Charity. Keri did not finish formation with the MCs due to health issues. As a lay person she now ministers to the people of God by encouraging Marian Consecration for the work of the New Evangelization and by giving talks on Divine Mercy, Our Blessed Mother, and on the spirituality of St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta and St. John Paul II.

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Marcus Peter

Marcus Benedict Peter functions as the President and Director of Biblical Theology with the St. Peter Institute for Scripture and Evangelization.

Born in 1988 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Born into a Catholic family, he spent many years as a militant atheist before encountering a life-changing conversion experience on May 20, 2008, an experience he affectionately remembers as the day Jesus saved his life. Marcus spent the first 2 years of his “converted” life journeying with Protestant Pentecostal ecclesial communities as a praise leader and itinerant preacher. Through prayerful study of Scripture and Philosophy, the influence of a faithful Catholic friend and the intercession of the Blessed Virgin, he found his way back into the catholic Church and returned home in full communion in 2010.  

From then, he has devoted all his time and efforts to serving the Lord and Holy Mother Church by studying Scripture and Tradition, proclaiming the fullness of revealed truth in youth ministry, adult catechesis, faith formation, retreats and evangelization. 4 of these years were spent as a missionary seminarian with the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptorists) from 2012-2015. Over the past 12 years, Marcus has spoken in hundreds of sessions and retreats across Malaysia, Singapore, India, the Philippines and the United States on a wide array of topics pertaining to the Christian Faith, including Biblical Theology, Catholic Spirituality, Apologetics and Catechesis. His theological research has mostly been focused on Biblical Covenant Theology, employing the research of scholars such as Dr. Jon D. Levenson, Dr. Gregory K. Beale, and, most of all, Pope Benedict XVI. He also has a passion for the Systematic Theology of St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Augustine of Hippo.  

He has written and submitted several papers in these areas, some of which are published or being reviewed for publication. Marcus received his Bachelor’s Degree in Corporate Communications in Malaysia in 2011. After that, he received formation in Philosophy, Psychology and Alphonsian Spirituality in seminary. He received his MA in Theology from Ave Maria University, Florida in 2018. Most recently, he is pursuing a Theology Doctorate in the field of Biblical Theology.


 


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