Speaking

I would love to speak at your parish, conference, or other event!

I have spoken to grade schoolers, high schoolers, young adult groups, moms' groups, and at parish events. I have spoken to groups as small as 25 and as large as 500.

I have spoken on the life and virtues of Venerable Fulton J. Sheen, the alleged miraculous healing of my son through the intercession of Archbishop Sheen, and the canonization process. I am open to other possible topics and would love to work with you to make my talk fit your needs.

To make arrangements or inquire about availability, fees, or other details please email me at bonniefandel {at} gmail {dot} com.


Speaking Engagements:

March 5, 2014  Sacred Heart Catholic Church; Granville, IL
November 2013 St. Philomena's Young Adult Bible Study; Peoria, IL
October 2013 St. Jude's Moms' Group; Peoria, IL
April 2013 St. Joseph's Catholic School; Pekin, IL
March 25, 2013  Knights of Columbus Hall on the square in Washington, IL; hosted by the Elizabeth Ministry of St. Patrick's Parish rescheduled from Feb 26th
November  4, 2012  St. Edward's Parish; Chilicothe, IL
October 21, 2012  St. Patrick's Parish; Dixon, IL
September 21, 2012  Catholic Press Association Midwest Regional Conference; Peoria, IL
March 25, 2012  Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception; Springfield, IL
March 3, 2012  Women's Lenten Day of Reflection; Lacon, IL
July 2011  Eagle Eye Camp, Community of St. John; Princeville, IL

Endorsements: 

We invited Bonnie to our parish to kick off The Year of Faith, and we couldn't have chosen a better person. She spoke with humility, humor, honesty, conviction, hope, love, and sensitivity. She managed to speak not only about her family's personal drama involving James, but also about Fulton Sheen and the canonization process. Many from the parish have said how glad they were to have made time in their busy schedules to hear her speak.
- Jennifer Sagel, Co-Director of Adult Formation
St. Patrick's Church, Dixon, IL

Reading about James' birth and hearing Bonnie speak about her family's experience are worlds apart.  There is something wonderful about hearing Bonnie tell her story in an engaging and Spirit-filled way.  When I heard her, Bonnie had a room full of experienced journalists enthralled.  Highly recommended!
- Nancy Piccione, book page editor
The Catholic Post, newspaper of the Diocese of Peoria.


Bonnie's presentation style was relatable, entertaining, and faith-filled. Her sharing of her family’s experience had us both laughing and reaching for tissues before the talk was over. I have been impressed by how many women, both teenagers as well as lifelong members of our parish, have continued to talk with me months later about how powerful the story was and how they were moved by this example of God at work in our lives today. The power of a story can be seen in its fruit, and I have seen the fruit of Bonnie’s talk in my parish. I would highly recommend any group giving her the opportunity to share the witness of James Fulton’s life.
-Katie Bogner, Director of Religious Education
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lacon, IL


Bonnie's testimony captivated our audience from the Jr High and High School students to the senior crowd who remembered watching the Emmy-winning bishop when his showed aired. As Bonnie shared the events surrounding her son's traumatic birth and eventual recovery we witnessed the beauty of her faith and the power of prayer. The delivery of her speaking and the emotion expressed felt like an intimate conversation. Her visual presentation added an awareness to the power of what she was saying. You could just feel the Holy Spirit moving throughout the room. I greatly recommend Bonnie's talk for other parishes.
May all become more devoted to the communion of saints and behold how merciful our Lord is.
-Melinda Osborn, Youth Leader
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield, IL

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