The Archdiocese of Denver held this live Vekeo event with Archbishop Samuel Aquila to connect with parishioners with hopes of helping participants prepare spiritually for Christmas. His Excellency spoke about his own encounter with God and shared part of his testimony with participants. He spoke about how he has always had a good prayer life and has had intimacy with the Lord. In 2004 when he was a Bishop in Fargo North Dakota, his Excellency experienced a 30 day ignation retreat. During this retreat, he felt that he truly experienced a deepening of his own relationship with the Father, with Jesus and the Holy Spirit. He really discovered that his true identity is as a son of God, that God is truly his Abba Father. This Christmas, the Archbishop thought it would be good for each of us to ask the Lord to draw near to us, to show our Lord how much we love Him and to return His love. He advised callers not to be afraid to ask for the grace needed to answer God’s call for their lives.