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Who We Are

...and what do we do?

God’s Embrace Ministries is dedicated to Engaging Catholics in their faith, prayer vocation and service to God. We invite, encourage and support Catholics to accept whole-heartedly the invitation that Jesus offers to all of us:

"Come, follow me." MT 4:19


We offer seminars, directed retreats, and spiritual direction.

Our Founder

...and President

Dr. Michael Fonseca has been the Coordinator for Spiritual Formation in the Diaconate Program of the Diocese of Victoria, TX since 1998. He and his wife, Cherrie, facilitate God's Embrace Ministries through an Institute to form Spiritual Directors, weekend retreats, and several stand-alone formation programs in Catholic Spirituality. Alon with the formation programs, Dr. Fonseca has written Living in God's Embrace and Loving in the Masters Footsteps.

2006: God's Embrace formed as an official 501(c)(3) non-profit

2008: Program launched in Diocese of Grand Rapids, MI

2010: Program launched in Diocese of Victoria, TX

2011: Understanding God in Our Lives published

2013: Foundations & Profiles of Discipleship published

2014: Lead Me, Instruct Me, Mold Me, Hallow Me all published

2015: Anoint Us and all Leader Guides published

2016: Shepherd Me published; Lead Me & Shepherd Me received Imprimatur; God's Embrace partners with Fullness of Truth Evangelization Ministries

2017: Make Us Your Holy Family, Lord

Our History

...and how we got here


The mission of God's Embrace Ministries is to lead, instruct, mold, and hallow Catholic faithful into becoming ardent disciples of Jesus Christ. We seek to accelerate the appreciation of their Catholic faith, leading to a deeper personal relationship with the Blessed Trinity, and devoted service to God's covenant family  in diocesan and parish communities.