To book Megan Murphy for your next event, please contact Tracy Tully at tracy@altusforwomen.com or call 205-478-1837.

 

SPEAKING TOPICS

For over 17 years, Megan has shared her Catholic faith with audiences of all ages.  Although this list is not comprehensive, here are some of the talks Megan is frequently asked to give:

Mary Cause of Our Joy  (all audiences)

She does not appear in every luminous mystery, nor in every sorrowful mystery, nor in every glorious mystery, but Mary, Cause of Our Joy appears in every joyful mystery. Why is Mary named Cause of our Joy? Megan will take you on the scriptural journey with Mary which will help you discover the profound depth of Our Lady’s role in your own personal search for joy!

Megan's Conversion Story (all audiences, ages 12 and up)

 

Led down a path of darkness and unbelief in response to her father's alcohol addiction, Megan ultimately turned her back on God for the empty pleasures abounding in the permissive culture of theater and secular college life.  Megan shares her conversion from those empty promises and pleasures of the world to the splendor of the Church's truth. And through it all, she found the patient love of God in her friendship with the Blessed Mother, who revealed to her that God could lift up to genuine joy even those who seem unlikely to ever find it.

 

Intro to Theology of the Body (marriage prep/youth & young adults/all audiences)

 

Engaging John Paul the Great's masterpiece of thought Theology of the Body, Megan teaches God's plan for life, marriage, and human sexuality.  Megan often gives this talk at Marriage Preparation and university theology classes.  However, it can be adapted for a variety of audiences.

 

Thou Shalt Not...But I Want to (youth retreat) 

 

Being convinced that God's commands are nothing but a reprimand, many of our youth have fallen for the counterfeits of the culture.  This retreat turns the logic of the world inside out, revealing how the beauty of the Church's truth can transform their lives.  Through the lives of the saints, a closer look at the truth and trash of our culture, and Megan's own personal conversion story from a life of impurity to a life of chastity and modesty, our youth are given an opportunity to see that it is truly possible to live a joyful life in Christ.

 

Fierce, Feminine Geniuses (women's conferences/retreats/all audiences)

 

Pope St. John Paul II coined the phrase "feminine genius" to describe the dignity, beauty, and strength of authentic femininity.  But JPII wasn't the first to recognize this original version of feminism--it can be found in a number of women in the Old Testament.  In this talk, you will fall in love with the Jewish Biblical Beauties of Judith, Esther, Jael, Ruth and a mother from 2 Maccabees.  Unfolding their feminine genius and their undeniable connection to the Most Blessed among Women, Megan will help you discover the feminine genius that Mary, the Mother of God desires to inspire you to develop! 

Parenting in a Pornified World (audience: parents, youth ministers, teachers)

 

A teenager’s struggle to remain pure is made harder than ever by our hyper sexualized culture. As parents, we have a most influential role in keeping our kids free from pornography. In this talk, Megan will offer helpful advice to parents on how to more deeply love and embrace the unique unrepeatability of each child they’ve been blessed with, as well as what practical steps they can take to keep their teen porn free. An extended version of this talk includes an introduction to John Paul II’s Theology of the Body.

 

What’s so Great about Porn? (content is adapted based on the audience)

 

In this talk, Megan addresses the science of pornography addiction, its devastating effect on relationships, and practical tools for overcoming an addiction to pornography. An extended version of this talk includes an introduction to John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. Target audience: youth, young adults, adults.

 

Love is Patient  (marriage prep/all audiences)

 

As a certified Natural Family Planning instructor teaching for over 15 years, Megan gives an overview of the Church's teaching on the regulation of births. In this talk, she dispels the myths of the "freedom" of the contraceptive culture, and explains how N.F.P. authentically fulfills the true freedom of God's Plan for our fertility, while enabling spouses to remain faithful to their wedding vows. Her personal witness will surely surprise you!

 

Saints & Specifics (all audiences)

 

Blessed Pier Giorgio, Padre Pio, JPII, Mother Teresa, Maria Goretti, Gianna Molla.  Their faces are familiar to you, yet you will come to know the inner beauty of these friends of God as your own companions. The stories of their lives of Grace will shed light on God's desire to make the ordinary moments of your own life become extraordinary occasions of holiness.