Christianity is an "Incarnational" endeavor.
What can we learn from the Word Made Flesh?
What implications does that have for our lives?
How do we conform ourselves to the "Incarnate God man, Jesus?
This talk will inspire you to do as Jesus did in His human nature, making the Kingdom of Heaven a reality on Earth.
1 Cor 3:16 tells us we are Temples of the Holy Spirit.
What does that say about "who" we are?
How does that inform our relationship with others?
How does that call us to a deeper and on-going conversion?
Learn how we can fully participate in the redemptive mission of Jesus, for ourselves, our families and the world.
This program can be presented in a shorter one session talk or a more in-depth two session day of reflection or parish mission.
How has the Covid-19 pandemic affected our life of faith?
How can we renew and grow in our walk of faith?
How can we individually and collectively help to rebuild the Church?
Learn how St. Francis responded to the call to rebuild the Church with the living stones and how we can continue that call today. There were many movements calling the faithful to repentance, but what attracted so many to follow St. Francis? Can we hear his call and continue to follow him today?
This program can be presented as a shorter one session talk or for a more in-depth experience, a two session day of reflection or parish mission.
Discover the true power of the Mass.
From the beginning to the end, Mass is a celebration of God's mercy and forgiveness.
How can you fully participate?
What does the Mass teach us about our Catholic faith?
How do we participate and join ourselves to the sacrifice being offered?
Learn why the Mass is the "perfect" act of worship.
After presenting this program several times, David was inspired to write the book, "Come, Let Us Worship". He shares his journey of personal conversion and reflection on the awesome beauty of the liturgy.
Can we ever have enough people praying for us? If you would like to have your intentions lifted up by the Tau Ministry Prayer Warriors click the link below and let us know what intentions we can bring to our Heavenly Father.
" Mr. David Seitz was very professional, informative, and faith-filled as he shared his morning with the Regina Faculty during our yearly staff retreat. He inspired us with his knowledge and insights on the life of St. Francis and how we can bring the Franciscan values and morals on a deeper level into the lives of our students. His message was especially impactful during this time of the pandemic as he related the struggles and journey of St. Francis while comparing it to the challenges we are facing in this difficult time period in which we are living today because of the 2020 covid virus. Because of Mr. Seitz presentation to our administration, faculty, and staff we are renewed in mind and spirit to begin the school year more deeply enriched in our faith and Franciscan tradition upon which Regina High School was founded. God bless and thank you Mr. Seitz for a deeply enriching and positive experience."
Nick Stann, Campus Minister, Regina High School
"David Seitz is someone who seeks God’s heart in everything he does. I have had the pleasure of hearing him speak and have read numerous publications he has written sharing his faith with others. David has a way of illuminating the Christian walk in a way that’s both easy to understand and exciting."
Caroline, Portland, MI
"David has a depth of knowledge and lived practice of the faith that calls others to conversion. He is a dynamic speaker whose presence will light up the room. David knows Scripture as well as the teachings of the Church and is able to help others understand how to practically apply them to their daily lives. His presentations are very down to earth and this helps everyone feel comfortable to share comments and ask questions."
Marty Lucas, Director Adult Faith Formation and RCIA, St. Francis
Ann Arbor, MI
"David brings his love of God and his Catholic faith into any conversation or situation. He weaves a wealth of experiences from business, Secular Franciscan Fraternity leadership, and family life in a way that is humble and empowering (or approachable) at the same time. If you need a motivational speaker, retreat or workshop leader, I wholeheartedly recommend David."
Beth Price, OFS Spiritual Assistant
Divine Mercy Region and
"David has that rare gift of being able to succinctly explain theological and spiritual theories while correlating them to the realities of your life. Never compromising the truth, he will lead you to an encounter with Christ. He has certainly embraced Franciscan spirituality in all aspects of his life. You will walk away from his talks and retreats enriched and renewed."
Deacon Jim Thibodeau
St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church
Ann Arbor, MI
"Even this old priest learned something listening to David."
Rev. Lawrence Zurek, OFM Conv.
Administrator-Basilica of St. Josaphat
David is a clear and compelling speaker. Through story and example he is able to engage his audience and bring home his message. His values and convictions come through in his presentations. Sharing the Catholic faith and Franciscan charism he is able to help listeners see how to be the best versions of themselves.
Michelle Bryk, OFS
Chief Operating Officer at Women's Resource Center
Grand Rapids, MI
"Recently, our parish invited David to lead us in a discussion on the spirituality of St. Francis of Assisi. We were not disappointed! His presentation was not just engaging and informative, but also left us with an "action plan" to further our own spirituality. I highly recommend him."
Deacon Kurt Godfryd
St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church
It was a pleasure and privilege to work with David on the 2021 Summer Seminar for Secular Franciscans team. His considerable talents as a speaker and presenter enhanced the experience for all. I would highly recommend him to any group seeking a stimulating and inspiring presenter.
Patricia Serotkin, OFS
St. Francis University, Loreto, PA
David Seitz is a dynamic speaker. His knowledge of theology and Franciscan spirituality is par excellence. I've heard him speak and read many of his articles and teachings and have never been disappointed. He communicates Christ and his teachings through the eyes of St. Francis. He brings St. Francis' way of life to us and helps us to live the Gospel message in today's world.
Eileen Smith, OFS, Minister
St. Bonaventure, Detroit
How beautiful and generously you fed our Franciscan family here on Saturday at our regional Unity Day in Kokomo. I know that everyone went away filled with much to reflect upon and put into action in the months to come. And we hope from the bottom of our hearts, that you can join us again and continue with us on our journey / pilgrimage / walk in the footsteps of Sts. Francis and Clare.
Sr. Agnes Marie Regan, OSF
Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration
Saint Paul says that we are Temples. Explore the history of the Jewish temple. What was it's purpose? What did it mean to Jesus? Why does that matter for us as followers of Christ? Will that understanding change how you relate to God?
Saint Francis is much more than a lover of animals and creation. His personal journey of conversion inspired a "rebuilding" of the Church. The life of Francis is one of personal struggle, conversion, re-conversion, a life long pilgrimage to conform himself to Christ as perfectly as he was able. There is a Francis in all of us...let's discover how we might follow Jesus more closely in the footsteps of one of the Church's most beloved saints.
From the beginning of the Mass to the end we are immersed in God's loving mercy. This talk and reflection on the Mass will give you new insights and a desire to deepen your participation in the greatest gift from Jesus to his Church.
How does the fact that God became incarnate, uniting divinity with human flesh and blood inform your prayer? What does it mean for your walk with Christ? What does it mean for your walk in the daily circumstances of life? St. Francis of Assisi was deeply moved by the incarnation and through the incarnation saw all of creation as brother and sister. Explore the wonder and implications of the incarnation in your life.
Over the years David has presented many topics not listed here. If you have a theme or topic you would like to explore with your group contact David and discuss your objective and how a teaching can be customized for you.
For all professed and those to be professed. This day of reflection focuses on the theology and nature of profession. Explore Sacred Scripture, Church Documents, Ritual and Liturgical elements and what it means for your vocation and your life post profession. Developed for Secular Franciscans, the foundations can be applied to any order in the Church.
God calls each person. Being called is not exclusive to those in religious life. There are as many different ways of being called as there are people. We will explore several stories from Scripture that demonstrate a variety of ways God calls. Group discussion, sharing and time for personal reflection will help you to begin or deepen your response to God's call to you.
Over the years David has presented many topics not listed here. If you have a theme for a retreat you would like to develop, contact David and discuss how a retreat experience can be developed and customized for you.