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Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

March 2010

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Matthew Kelly offers inspiration to become best version of yourself

In a complex world, New York Times bestselling author Matthew Kelly offers a simple message: You are called to become “the best version of yourself.” He will share this message, inspired by Vatican II’s call to holiness, at “A Call to Joy,” set for 7 p.m. on March 5 in Walter Theatre.

In his talk, Kelly will speak about the common and often unspoken struggle of feeling stressed, overwhelmed and apathetic about life’s obstacles. His perspective on overcoming those feelings presents Catholicism in a simple and yet profound way.

“What I like most about Matthew’s presentations and writings is that he is not some sort of trendy, New Age spiritual theologian,” says the Rev. James Baraniak, O.Praem., ’88 pastor of Old St. Joe’s.

“Rather, Kelly invites us to rediscover the gems of Catholicism by exploring multi-avenues to living a holy and joyful life. These avenues include personal prayer and devotion, a deeper appreciation for the sacramental life of the Church and the Eucharist as a means for living a truly fulfilling life.”

Born in Sydney, Kelly began speaking and writing in 1993. He has traveled to more than 50 countries and spoken to more than four million people. His 12 books have been published in 25 languages.

In addition to helping individuals become the best version of themselves, Kelly is also a partner at Floyd Consulting, a Chicago-based management consulting firm. His clients include Pepsi, Procter and Gamble, the Department of Defense, McDonald’s, U.S. Bank, 3M, Ernst and Young, HSBC, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Air Force and some 35 other Fortune 500 companies.

“A Call to Joy” is presented by Old St. Joseph Church in collaboration with Esto Vir, a Catholic men’s group for interested faithful of the Diocese of Green Bay, and Relevant Radio. Tickets are available at the St. Norbert College box office, (920) 403-3950, or online at

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