Brian Hennessey

2020 05 13 1428
Brian is a husband and father who lives in central Illinois. He currently works for a Catholic healthcare system and previously worked in public accounting. The youngest of five kids, Brian was raised Catholic. His faith in his teens and early twenties existed, but was not one of his top priorities. During a Christmas break in college, he met Courtney, and they began dating soon after. After a close friend’s brother died suddenly in an accident, and after learning he had gone to Confession the night of his death, Brian began more seriously pondering his own life and where he might end up for eternity. 
About a year later, after several years away from the sacrament, and after a night of listening to Mumford and Sons reminding him he was made to meet his Maker, he stopped putting it off and headed to Confession with a commitment to put God first from then on. He and Courtney became engaged within the year, and are now married and parents to young children. They are members of an awesome parish that has an equally awesome school their kids have begun attending. He enjoys listening to Catholic radio and rooting for the St. Louis Cardinals.

Latest Posts

How’s Your Prayer Life? Motivation to Pray Every Day.

By Brian Hennessey
April 25, 2021

My dad once told me about a homily he heard where the priest began by looking across the congregation and asked everyone, “How’s your...Read more

The Truth Prevails: Trusting That The Church‘s Teachings Are Always True

By Brian Hennessey
February 28, 2021

A poll conducted a few years ago by Pew Research asked a sample of self-identified Catholics if they agreed with certain Church teachings, particularly...Read more

Be Not Afraid: My Journey Back to Confession

By Brian Hennessey
January 10, 2021

“Confession is an act of honesty and courage. An act of entrusting ourselves, beyond sin, to the mercy of a loving and forgiving God.”...Read more

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