Al Mansfield, a native of Pascagoula, Mississippi, has served the Church for over thirty years in teaching, pastoral ministry and administration. He holds an undergraduate degree in history and a Masters degree in theology from Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans.
Al has been a pioneer in the Renewal in the South since 1968, serving as Coordinator of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal of New Orleans Office. Since 1972 Al has had the chief responsibility for organizing and managing charismatic renewal conferences in New Orleans which have attracted thousands of people from around the country. He is a past member of the National Advisory Committee and he served the National Service Committee as a "Traveling Timothy" for several years.
Al holds a Masters in Theology from Notre Dame Seminary and is a gifted teacher. He has spoken at numerous conferences and retreats around the country.
He teaches the first Thursday night every month at the "Men 4 God" prayer group.
Al is married to the former Patti Gallagher and they have four adult children and five grandchildren.
In 1995, Archbishop Francis B. Schulte appointed Al and Patti to be his Liaisons to the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in the Archdiocese of New Orleans and they are recipients of the Papal Medal, Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice (For the Church and the Pope).
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Patti Gallagher Mansfield was a participant in the February 1967 "Duquesne Weekend" which marked the beginning of the Charismatic Renewal in the Catholic Church. From the earliest days of the Renewal she has served as a leader through teaching, writing and pastoral ministry. Patti’s testimony has been widely published and she has been a speaker at conferences and retreats for laity and priests in the United States and around the world. She is a frequent guest on Ralph Martin’s television program: The Choices We Face.
Patti has authored several books including: Proclaim His Marvelous Deeds, As By A New Pentecost: The Dramatic Beginning of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal with a Foreword by Cardinal Suenens and Magnificat: A Mother's Reflections on Mary. She also has many teaching CDs.
Patti is married to Al Mansfield, Coordinator of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal of New Orleans, Louisiana, and they have four adult children and five grandchildren. She and Al serve together in pastoral leadership of a weekly prayer meeting and an annual Catholic Charismatic Conference. The Mansfields are Liaisons to the Archbishop of New Orleans for the Charismatic Renewal and are recipientsof the Papal Medal, Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice (For the Church and the Pope).
Patti was asked by the Pontifical Council for the Laity to thank Pope Benedict XVI on behalf of all the ecclesial movements and new communities before a crowd of 400,000 people in St. Peter’s Squareon the vigil of Pentecost, 2006. She has also ministered at the International Retreat for Priests in Ars, France during the Year for Priests sponsored by the Congregation for the Clergy.
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