Mattie’s Legacy

Posted on: March 14th, 2012 by admin No Comments

 

Simply stated, this is the message that Mattie offered for our world:

 

 


 

Since his death, numerous parks, libraries, peace programs, and awards have been named in his honor, and many schools are using Mattie’s writings and his message of hope and peace as an educational and motivational tool for teaching students. In 2009, Mattie’s mom, Jeni, penned “Messenger: The Legacy of Mattie J.T. Stepanek and Heartsongs.” This memoir offers the intimate details of this ordinary child who lived an extraordinary life, and who chose to celebrate life to its fullest even during the darkest challenges, and inspiring others to do the same. Recently, a committee has been formed to explore initiating a “Cause of Canonization” for Mattie, so that his heroic virtues might be formally recognized by the Catholic Church.

 

 

 

Learn more about Mattie’s Legacy

Mattie’s Foundation 

Mattie’s Park & Peace Garden

Mattie’s Message Today

Mattie’s Cause for Canonization

 

 

 

 

Read more in the NY Times Bestseller

“Messenger: The Legacy of Mattie J.T. Stepanek & Heartsongs”

by Jeni Stepanek, Ph.D. 

 

 

 

Return to About Mattie main page 

 

 

 

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May 5 at Botanero

Cinco de Mayo Partnership Fiesta - FREE ENTRY - All Day Happy Hour & food specials, Music by DJ Genius, ZamDance performances -- join us for a fundraising party that celebrates peace and acceptance! Read more...

June 2 at Dawson's

Mosaics & Music: Make Peace the News -- join us for wine & apps, music & mosaic unveiling, conversation & celebration at a fundraising gathering to promote peace! Early Bird Tickets $25 ($30 at the door). Read more...

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Celebrating Mattie’s life & legacy – 15-year anniversary Mass on June 22 (11 am) at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Derwood, MD, followed by a reception hosted by Mattie's Guild - ALL ARE WELCOME. Read more...

July 13 in King Farm

2019 Peace Day Celebration – join us for a FREE street fair (1-5 pm), all day food & drink specials (1-8 pm), and a Happy Hour Dance Party (5-8 pm) – arts, crafts, music, performers, cake, moon bounce… Read more...

- Mattie J.T. Stepanek