Upcoming Events

Grace and Glory Conference, July 13-14, 2019


Pope Francis continually invites us into Christ’s heart of mercy.  Pope St. John Paul II wrote that humanity is “destined for grace and glory.” Grace and glory are marvelous fruits of his mercy.

We believe that God, seeing the battle Christians are experiencing in an often hostile and secular culture, desires that we experience in new and wonderful ways, his merciful grace and the beauty and power of his manifest glory among us.

“Father, I desire that those you have given me will be with me where I am, that they may behold my glory.” (John 17:24)

Conference Leader

Damian Stayne is the founder of Cor et Lumen Christi, a community recognized by the Vatican. He is a very gifted teacher and preacher. He has a remarkable gift of physical healing miracles, seeing thousands healed through his ministry in more than 25 countries. Damian has considerable experience guiding people in prayer, drawing on the rich tradition of the Church and his own life of faithfulness to regular intimate prayer.


You will hear teachings on:

  • Sharing the Praise of Heaven
  • Living in the presence of God in daily life—the art of ceaseless prayer
  • Entering into the Wedding Chamber: The Eucharist
  • Called to the Transfigured Life
  • Entering into the depths of Worship
  • Walking in the mercy of God
  • Activating and using your prophetic gifts
  • Experiencing God’s Glory in healing.

There will also be extensive times of Praise and Worship, prayer ministry, Holy Mass, silent Adoration, and confession. Ministry times will include a Miracle Healing Service and a Fire and Light celebration.



9:00 am – 4:30 pm (Registration starts at 8:30 am)
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm (Miracle Healing Service*)

*    The Miracle Healing Service will be held at Catholic University
(620 Michigan Ave., N.E., Washington, DC 20064) in the Pryzbyla Center.
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Sunday:    9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Registration Fee*

Adults:    $40
Priests & Religious:    FREE
Students:    $20
Box Lunch (Sat & Sun):    $20

*    We can provide a lunch for you on Saturday and Sunday for $20.  To ensure we have time to arrange a lunch for you, please register and order your box lunches by Wednesday, July 10.

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Experience the Living Waters of the Holy Spirit

Jesus stood up and exclaimed, “Let anyone who thirsts come to me and drink. Whoever believes in mye, as scripture says: ‘Rivers of living water will flow from within him.'” (John 7:37-38)

Do you want to share your faith? Do you want to see the Holy Spirit touch people through you in power? Pope Francis inspired the Church at Circus Maximus in Rome, June 2017, with a prophetic call to experience the movement of the Holy Spirit in what he called God’s glorious Current of Grace.  The Pope believes there is so much more that God wants to do in our world, through each of us!  When the Holy Spirit touches the human heart, He makes known His joy and freedom.  Georgian Banov and his students will train all in ways that they have learned to identify God’s glorious presence within, to give our faith to the poor.  We will go out into the streets in teams with Global Celebration students and experience the grace of the Holy Spirit in a new way that heals hearts, strengthens people, and helps you to live your life with a new vision, passion, and purpose. Come and:

  • Identify the Holy Spirit’s movement
  • Train in activating your gifts to minister to friends and family
  • Discover new ways to evangelize in the power of the Holy Spirit
  • Experience awesome praise and worship
  • Experience healing, deliverance, and breaking free of things that weigh us down

This evening conference will end in a free healing service at Covenant United Methodist Church to heal and refresh you more in the Spirit than you thought possible.

The conference will be led by Fr. Fred Close and Georgian Banov, chock-full of fun, inspiration, and even some Russian worship songs.


Conference Leaders

Fr. Fred Close

Fr. Fred Close — graduated from Boston College Law School and worked as a lawyer for the Justice Department in Washington D.C. He participated in the charismatic renewal as a member of the Mother of God Community. During his time with the community, he sensed a call to the priesthood and was later ordained as a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington in 2001. He is now the pastor at St. Anthony of Padua parish in Washington, D.C. where he has led various praise and worship meetings and hosted other evangelistic events. He currently serves as the English liaison to the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in the Archdiocese of Washington. Attending the 50th anniversary celebration of the Charismatic Renewal in Rome, he heard Pope Francis call all in the Church to participate in the “Current of Grace” of the Holy Spirit.

Georgian Banov

Georgian Banov — Born in communist Bulgaria, Georgian Banov became a Christian after escaping through the Iron Curtain and moving to Southern California in 1974. Well-known for his extensive involvement in the Christian music scene, Georgian was the leader of a contemporary Christian band called Silverwind in the 80s. He also co-wrote and co-produced several famous children’s classics, including Music Machine and Bullfrogs and Butterflies which sold over 3.5 million copies worldwide and earned a Dove Award and Grammy nomination. Boldly declaring the finished work of the Cross, his presentation of the Gospel is with rare clarity and depth causing changed lives, freedom, joy, supernatural healing and wholeness.


Friday:    7:00 pm – 10:00 pm (Registration starts at 6:30 pm)
Saturday:    9:00 am – 4:30 pm;
Healing Service: Saturday eveninge at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (see below for location)


Conference: Mother of God Gym, 20501 Goshen Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Free Healing Service: Covenant United Methodist Church, 20301 Pleasant Ridge Drive, Montgomery Village, MD 20886


Registration Information

Adults: $30
Students:  FREE
Priests & Religious: FREE
1 Boxed Lunch: $10

*We can provide a lunch for you on Saturday for $10. To ensure we have time to arrange a lunch for you, please register by Wednesday, May 8.

Please register on Eventbrite: https://current-of-gracedc.eventbrite.com

Current of Grace DC, May 10-11 2019

The Mother of God Community is convening a National Prayer Summit during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (January 18-25). The purpose of the Prayer Summit is to ask God for a revival across our nation by taking the time to humble ourselves together as one people in Christ Jesus. We will ask for God’s mercy on us, the Church, and the whole nation. The event will be run by several leaders including Pastor Lonnie Bringham of San Diego, CA, son of Prayer Summit founder, Reverend Ray Bringham.

We are dedicating time to seek God through the Biblical prayer of 2 Chronicles 7:14 where God promises the healing and restoration of our land if his people would humble themselves and turn from sin. Inspired by this prayer, the day will include praise and worship, dynamic preaching and a new call to repentance for our sins against the Lord and for our lack of seeking his face and his Word.

This will be a Catholic and Ecumenical Summit proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ. We are also praying for unity among the Christian denominations and peoples. Come join us as we pray for conversion and revival!

Schedule and What to Expect:

Friday January 18th: 7:00 pm – 9:30pm:
The Summit will commence with praise and worship, preaching and testimonies.

Saturday 9:0 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday will feature different leaders who will lead specific areas in repentance at each hour. Come when you can to unite yourself to the prayers of others on behalf of our nation and the Body of Christ. We expect God will work miracles of healing and reconciliation.

Sunday 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Summit will conclude at our weekly Praise and Worship gathering Sunday January 20th at 7pm.


20501 Goshen Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20879

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Ascending Current of Grace Conference, September 28-29, 2018

The Prophecy School with Damian Stayne

July 28-30, 2017

Mother of God Community,
Goshen Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20879

The gift of prophecy is fundamental to the identity of every Christian. We are a “Prophetic People” (Vatican II) – baptized priests, prophets and kings. Prophecy is the gift of receiving from God His inspired message; words which have the power to exhort, encourage and inspire us in the power of the Holy Spirit. They can bring insight, wisdom, and encouragement for our lives. Do you want to learn how to hear God’s voice better? Do you want to be a more effective witness?

This school will offer you teaching and training in the gifts of prophecy, words of knowledge and wisdom. There will be practical workshops with the opportunity to put into practice what is taught and to receive prophetic revelation, encouragement and comfort from others.

The school will also have times of praise & worship, silent adoration and Holy Mass. Course participants will receive a course booklet.


Damian Stayne

Damian Stayne — Damian founded the Vatican-endorsed organization Cor et Lumen Christi Community, 26 years ago, and has an international ministry of preaching, physical healing miracles and ministering to people the love and glory of God. He has ministered in 26 countries, and seen thousands physically healed and filled with the Holy Spirit through his ministry.


  • The value of prophecy
  • Preparation for prophecy
  • Jesus the Prophet
  • Prophecy in the NT Church
  • Prophecy through the ages
  • Receiving words of knowledge
  • Ministering the prophetic
  • Interpretation
  • The creative power of the prophetic word
  • Prophetic workshops
  • Prophecy in daily life


7:00pm – 10:00pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)

9:00am – 5:00pm (doors open at 8:30 am)
7:00pm – 10:00pm Miracle Healing Service (admission is free)

9:00 am – 12:00 Noon    (doors open at 8:30 am)




“I was amazed at the prophetic ministry of Damian and the team from Cor et Lumen Christi Community. Their prophetic ministry to me was extremely accurate and has changed my life.” —N. C.

“I was stunned to experience receiving accurate prophetic knowledge about a person I did not know in the workshop. Since then God continued to use me in this way. Praise God!” —M. L.



Miracle Healing Service

On Saturday night, there will also be a Miracle Healing Service, across the street at St. John Neumann parish. See the brochure for full details on the Prophecy School and the Miracle Healing Service.

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You can follow Damian Stayne’s events at the Cor et Lumen Christi web site.

Healing Signs and Wonders Conference and Open Miracle Healing Service

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We are blessed to be able to offer a “Healing Signs and Wonders” Conference at Mother of God Community in Gaithersburg, Maryland July 23, 2016, followed by a Miracle Healing Service at 7pm.

Damian Stayne will speak about the experiences many of the saints had with the Holy Spirit and what the Holy Spirit can do for you. Know his love, know his comfort, learn to recognize his movement in your heart.

This conference will be followed by an open Miracle Healing Service where many experience some form of physical healing. Past healings include the blind being able to see, the deaf being able to hear, and people who could not walk without assistance were able to run! Bring your friends and family who are in need of healing. To see some of what God has done at this event or others, please visit our Testimonies page.

Charism School and Open Miracle Healing Service October 10-12, 2014

We held a Charism School and Open Miracle Healing Service in St Louis, USA October 10th – 12th.

Pope John Paul II“I want to cry out, ‘Be open and docile to the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. Accept with gratitude and obedience the charisms which the Spirit never ceases to bestow’”

~Pope John Paul II

The objective of The Charism School is to mobilize the people of God in the power of the Charismatic gifts for the building up of the Church and her mission to the world. From its inception, participants all around the world have been overwhelmed by the dramatic way that God has acted through the school in huge numbers of physical healings, deliverance, and an amazing outpouring of accurate words of prophecy and knowledge. The Charism School offers teaching and workshops on a variety of subjects including:

  • Charisms and the Catholic Church
  • Understanding the charisms
  • How to minister in the power of the Holy Spirit
  • How to receive words of knowledge
  • How to be effective in prophecy
  • Growing in faith for the miraculous
  • How to pray for physical healing
  • Deliverance
  • Keys to growing in the anointing
  • Giving witness

The conference also included praise and worship, Holy Mass and adoration.

Miracle Healing Service

The conference was followed by a Free Miracle Healing Service, Saturday evening at 7pm at the Cardinal Rigali Center. This event was open to the general public. You can follow all of Damian Stayne’s events at the Cor et Lumen Christi web site.