Mari Pablo is scheduled to speak on “Heart to Heart: His Eucharistic Heart in Ours” at the New York State Eucharistic Congress, set for October 20-22 at Our Lady of Martyrs Shrine in Auriesville.
Pablo serves parishes and universities throughout the United States as a ministry consultant through The Evangelical Catholic, a Wisconsin-based discipleship organization.
“I have a deep love of the Eucharist; my whole life was changed in the presence of the Eucharist,” Pablo told The Good Newsroom. “And so any opportunity to be able to allow people to encounter Christ truly present body, blood, and divinity, I will 100 percent support. So I’m very excited that we’re in the middle of the Eucharistic Revival – and I will help in whatever way I can. I hope it brings a lot of people to encounter the Lord through the Eucharist.”
“I have a massive devotion to the Sacred Heart; when we receive the Eucharist, we’re receiving His Sacred Heart in our bodies. I’m really focusing on the relationship aspect of the power of the Eucharist, that it can transform and heal us if we allow Him to really enter not only physically into our bodies but into our souls and our hearts and our minds and our desires and our being,” she noted.
Pablo grew up in a “devout, supportive, boisterous family” in South Florida (both parents of the Dominican Republic and Palestinian descent). She graduated from the Franciscan University of Steubenville with a double major in theology and psychology and holds a Master’s of Theology from the Augustine Institute in Greenwood Village, Colorado. She has worked in youth ministry for more than 15 years, including in New Orleans and as a high school theology teacher in Miami.
She is currently serving parishes and universities across the country as a ministry consultant with The Evangelical Catholic. Pablo is a presenter for Ascension Press in numerous projects including the YOU (Theology of the Body program for teens), The 99 (an evangelization mission series), Connected: Catholic Social Teaching for this Generation, Bible Timeline, Chosen (Confirmation), and Ascension Presents.
Organizers said Pablo is “well known for her dynamic presentations” at the annual Steubenville Youth Conferences, NCYC (National Catholic Youth Conference), NET Ministries, Life Teen events, FOCUS conference, and diocesan events. Her website is maripablo.com.
Learn more about and register to attend the NYS Eucharistic Conference here.