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

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

Literally: How A Reflection On John 6 Has Helped Strengthen My Belief In The Real Presence

By Brian Hennessey
November 15, 2020

The Catholic Church teaches that Jesus is truly present in the Eucharist. The Church calls this transubstantiation—the moment during the consecration at Mass when...Read more

Prioritizing Prayer With Family As We Seek To Fulfill Our Purpose In Life

By Brian Hennessey
September 6, 2020

As a husband and father, I think a lot about what I am called to do in day-to-day life for my family. Where should...Read more

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