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Speaking Engagements

2018 Events

February 5-10, 2018 – EWTN Women of Grace with Johnnette Benkovic

March 8, 2018 – St. Mary’s Church, Dundee, IL

April 4, 2018 – EWTN Live with Father Mitch Pacwa

April 5, 2018 – Our Lady of the Angels Monastery, Hanceville, AL (Talk and Book-signing)

May 18, 2018 – Ave Maria Center, Canada Christian College, Toronto, Canada

2017 Events

March 24-26, 2017 – Borromeo Seminary, Formation Night with Seminarians, Cleveland, OH

March 25, 2017 – Immaculate Conception Church, Madison, OH

March 30, 2017 – St. Mary’s Church Prayer Group, Dundee, IL

April 19, 2017 – EWTN Live with Father Mitch Pacwa (7PM Central)

April 22, 2017 – Institute on Religious Life Conference, Mundelein Seminary, Libertyville, IL

May 7, 2017 – EWTN Book Mark with Doug Keck (8:30AM Central)

May 27-30, 2017 – Holy Family Fest-Ave Maria Retreat Center, Danville, IL

July 28, 2017 – World Apostolate of Fatima Conference, Cleveland, OH

August 25-27, 2017 – 18th Annual Marian Conference, Scottsdale, AZ

October 20-22, 2017 – Marian Conference XXVI – Boyne Mountain Resort, Petoskey, MI

November 1-4, 2017 – Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament-Holy Souls Retreat, Hanceville, AL

November 11, 2017 – Totally Yours Conference, St. Charles, IL


April 23, 2016 – Totally Yours Conference, St. Charles, IL

September 9, 2016 – Pilgrim Center of Hope Women’s Conference, San Antonio, TX

November 5, 2016 – Women of Christ Conference, Milwaukee, WI

September 23, 2016 – Betania II Conference, Boston, MA


March 6, 2015 – Knights of Columbus, Shorewood, IL

October 25, 2015 – Holy Family Chruch, Peoria,IL

October 30, 2015 – St. Peter and Paul Church, Naperville, IL

November 1, 2015 – St. Isaac Joques Church, Hinsdale, IL

November 2, 2015 – St. Mary’s Church, DeKalb, IL

November 9, 2015 – Holy Cross Church, Batavia, IL


September 12, 2014 – Magnificat Women’s Group, West Bend, Wisconsin

September 28, 2014 – Assumption Church, Askhum, IL

October 16, 2014 – St. Mary’s Prayer Group, West Dundee, IL

October 18, 19, 2014 – Totally Yours Conference, Pheasant Run, St. Charles, IL

October 22, 2014 – Mt. Carmel Church, Downers Grove

October 25, 2014 – St. Louis Conference, Wildwood Hotel, Wildwood, MO

October 23, 2014 – Holy Name Cathedral Book Club, Chicago, IL

November 1, 2014 – Marytown Shrine, Libertyville, IL

November 2, 2014 – St. Jerome’s Church, Bridgeport, IL

November 3, 2014 – St. Bridget’s Church, Rockford, IL

November 7, 2014 – St. Joseph the Worker Foundation, Ottawa, Canada

November 14, 2014 – Union League Club, Chicago, IL

December 6, 2014 – Knights of Columbus, Shorewood, IL

Interviews With Susan Tassone


1. Are my prayers wasted if the soul is already in heaven?

No prayer is ever wasted with God. If the soul is already in heaven it receives an increase in their intimacy of God’s love, and an increase in their own intercessory power. St. Thomas Aquinas calls this “accidental glory.” God is never outdone in generosity.

2. Is a Mass offered for one while is still living more powerful than a Mass celebrated for that person afer he or she has died?

The value of every Mass is infinite, and one Mass is not more powerful than another. However, a living person is still capable of growing in sanctifying grace. The offering of the Mass may also assist in this increase of sanctity by helping people face their sufferings and trials more deeply united to Christ. Thus, for example, attending Mass or offering Mass can have extraordinary effects while a person is still on earth. See Susan’s book, Praying with the Saints for the Holy Souls in Purgatory, for a more detailed explanation.

3. Does offering thirty Gregorian Masses always release a soul from purgatory?

Although the practice is approved by the Church, there is no official guarantee. However, it underscores the power of the Holy Mass.

Other questions and answers

There are many more questions answered in Susan’s book, Praying with the Saints for the Holy Souls in Purgatory.

Helpful Links

Pious Union of St. Joseph Priests who offer Gregorian Masses and devotion for a happy death. Become a member today!
Purgatory – The Forgotten Church DVD An Epic documentary film about purgatory and the afterlife. A must see!
Spirit Daily Popular Catholic news site.
Friends of the Suffering Souls
Enroll in a Perpetual Novena of Masses.
Holy Souls Online
Facts and resources about the holy souls in purgatory.
Dead Theologians Society Saints of yesterday inspiring youth today.
Institute on Religious Life Religious life and communities.
Totally Yours Tours Tours to Catholic pilgrimage sites.
In Your Name Lord Pilgrimages