Peter Thompson was born in England, and as a young boy desired to serve in Africa as a foreign missionary. In 1967, Peter and his wife Madeleine immigrated to Canada, where they raised their three children. In 1990, following John Paul II's call for a new evangelization, Peter and Madeleine were invited to join Sion Catholic Community for Evangelization in England. They served two years there, doing street evangelization and door-to-door parish missions. They returned to Canady shortly thereafter, and Peter began teaching Catholic apologetics, working extensively in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal (CCR), and traveling throughout East Africa. From 2003-2010, Peter served with ICCRS, the Vatican’s international office of the CCR.

Peter continues to serve the Church in many areas of the world, through a dynamic teaching apostolate—which includes parish missions and teaching the Catholic faith, especially in the areas of Catholic apologetics, Church history, the New Evangelization and the New Pentecost. Peter currently serves as Renewal Ministries’ country coordinator in Kenya.

For the last two decades, Peter has supported his apostolate through his artwork. It can be viewed at peterthompsonart.ca.

Programs/topics:

  • The Jubilee Year of Mercy: “His Mercies Never Come to an End”

  • Laudato Si”: Praise be to You, My Lord

  • What is Pope Francis Saying to the World?

  • Catholic Apologetics: This series addresses the major issues Catholics face in responding to questions and attacks on the Church. (It can be adapted to a mission format for parish audiences with four to eight presentations.)

  • Church History: This series of six to eight talks gives a basic overview of major events and issues that have faced the Church throughout the centuries.

  • Called to Mission: This series of three lectures looks at the Great Commission, what recent pope’s have said, and practical help with evangelization.

  • Called to Holiness: Four talks on prayer, fruits of the Spirit, Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy, and the Sacraments of Grace (Eucharist and Penance).

  • Christ Speaks Today: Three lectures on Revelation 2-3 focusing on the seven Churches and how the same messages apply to the Church today.

  • When Our Minds Wander at Mass: Four lectures on the great mystery of the Eucharist, and how the Eucharist can help Catholics overcome distractions.

  • Forgotten Doctrine: Understanding the history, doctrine and current practice of indulgences.

  • Life and Growth in the Spirit: Two series of presentations based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church’s discussion of man’s vocation and life in the Spirit.

  • Choose Life or Death: What determines our final destiny and does Purgatory exist?

  • Finally Draw Your Strength from the Lord and His Mighty Power: Ephesians 6. This series studies spiritual warfare, assisting participants to understand the battle and equipping them to remain faithful to Jesus and His Church.

  • Personal testimony: He will not crush the broken reed or extinguish the flickering flame (Mt 12:20). Peter shares his faith journey with honesty, showing the immensity of God’s mercy and love.

Contact

Peter4God@shaw.ca