Upcoming Events

Who:  Carl Brown
When:  March 3, 2024 - 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Where:   Divine Mercy, Bellevue, KY

Past Events

Holy Cross in Covington, KY 

Nov. 20- the beautiful Church of the Holy Cross in Covington, KY hosted an "Everybody Suffers" event just before Thanksgiving. It was a great joy to share this Devotion with the welcoming people of this parish!

St. Francis, Lebanon, Ohio 

October 16/17- My son, Luke and I shared the content of our popular conference in a "Parish Mission" style event.

Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows @ St. Susanna's 

Sept. 15- On the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, almost a year after our first conference, we shared a condensed version of the conference. Pictured here is our son, Luke. 80 people attended.

Engaged Couples Retreat 

June 10- My wife and I spoke to 26 engaged couples as they prepared for marriage. The topic was "Have you come here freely?" We shared how important the rosary has been in the success of our marriage.

Pentecost Brunch 

May 28- St. Philip the Apostle Church in Morrow, Ohio hosted Carl Brown (former parishioner) to speak after a Pentecost Brunch. The topic was, "Mary, the Spouse of the Holy Spirit."

Serra Club, Cincinnati, Ohio

May 23- The Serra Club of Cincinnati hosted Carl Brown as the guest speaker for their May meeting at the Cathedral Basilica in downtown Cincinnati.

CRHP, Mason, Ohio

June 1- After serving on the Giving Team at St. Susanna, the Receiving Team hosted Carl Brown to share a "mini version" of the popular "Everybody Suffers" conference. 35 men attended.

St. Anthony, Morris, Indiana 

April 29- The popular "Everybody Suffers" conference came to St. Anthony in Morris, IN. Speakers Carl Brown, Amy Brown, and their son, Luke Brown shared about suffering and the treasures of grace hidden in the Seven Sorrows Rosary.

St. Brendan
Atlanta, Georgia

December 2022- Fr. Matthew Van Smoorenburg was Carl Brown's Spiritual Director for 10 years before moving to Atlanta to be Pastor of St. Brendan's. He also provided inspiration for the writing of "Something You Can Count On." You can find Father's name in the Acknowledgements of the book on page 7.

St. Edward's
Louisville, Kentucky

November 2022- Bourbon Country welcomed the Brown family for the "Everybody Suffers" Conference.

Testimonials We've Received


Carl, the podcast is insanely amazing. (episodes 67-69)
Words cannot express my emotions after listening to it!

-Matt Hutter
Cleveland, Ohio

Carl, my bro— thank you for introducing me to the Seven Sorrows Rosary.
It’s literally changed my life.
Thank you brother ♥️🙏🏼
-Luke M.
Mason, Ohio

The "Everyone Suffers" Conference provides a roadmap from the pain we experience each day to the healing love God offers so beautifully in the Catholic Church. The Brown family's personal stories of job loss, health issues and other struggles are inspirational, and their practical suggestions for finding relief will transform your life! 

-Tim Bete, President
St. Mary's Development Corp.
Dayton, Ohio

As the Director of Adult Faith Formation, I wanted to let you know that having author Carl Brown come in to share about the Seven Sorrows of Mary Devotion was a powerful experience for our parish. So many people were moved by his reflections, and they now have more tools to enrich their prayer life. His book “Something You Can Count On” connects a lot of “dots” in the spiritual life. We are already planning on having him come back!
-Don Conklin, Director of Faith Formation
St. Brendan the Navigator
Atlanta, Georgia

Your enthusiasm and prayerfulness are inspiring. I look forward to the continued blessings that flow from your zeal and openness to Our Mother's workings.
-Fr. Scott Murphy, Pastor
St. Edward
Louisville, Kentucky

I got so much out of the 7 Sorrows Retreat- most especially healing and redemption from seeing God's plan to use my past hurt for good. I've never gone through a reflection like that and it was really good for me. I'm excited to share the Seven Sorrows Devotion! 
-Lisa F.
Madeira, Ohio

Wonderful retreat! You combined explanation of the Devotion together with personal witness and guided meditations so beautifully. I've already shared this with several people.
-Charisse L.
Cincinnati, Ohio

Carl, thank you for the tremendous conference yesterday. I especially appreciated the “forgiving yourself” meditation.There were so powerful talks from you, Luke and Amy!
-Sheila L.
Cincinnati, Ohio 

This conference was a gift! If you're considering attending, all I can say is your life is about to change, and I promise you it will be for the better!
-Cheri
Covington, Kentucky

Carl did a great job connecting the 7 Sorrows, Scripture, and prayer to tie it all together in a way that is helpful for the spiritual life and contemplation on the Christian meaning of suffering. The conference had a great impact on our parish.
-Joseph Schleicher, Director of Adult Faith
St. Susanna
Cincinnati, Ohio

Never have I been to a conference that changed my life so drastically!
-Kat B.
Huber Heights, Ohio

I attended one your seminars and keep the book with me on any overnight stays. I pray the 7 sorrows daily. I thank you and your family for your abundant faith!
-Mark
Atlanta, GA

 I did not know anything about the Seven Sorrows Rosary until you came and spoke after Mass. I have been praying it most every day since. And after today's conference, I don't want to miss even one day. I had learned about suffering and have offered up many things, but this conference just confirmed the value of suffering. Thank you so much!
-Kathy R.
Louisville, Kentucky

You inspired me! I’m going to start saying the Seven Sorrows Rosary every day from now on!
-Diego S.
South Bend, Indiana

Since coming to your conference, almost a year ago, you and your family made a great impact on me. I have been praying for the conversion of my family for 18 years now, so when I see a holy family like yours….loving God…sharing your faith…it makes me well up inside. Absolutely beautiful!
-Cheri
Kentucky

I really enjoyed the conference. I felt so blessed that you came into our community to share such a powerful, urgent and life-changing message. I really enjoyed hearing your wife and sons’ story as well. I’m excited to read the book and make saying the 7 sorrows part of my daily life.
-Christina D.
Louisville, Kentucky

I have a 17 year old son who struggles with addiction and so I am praying for him and so many others who are suffering right now. I hope God continues to bless you and your family. Thank you!
-(Anonymous)
Louisville, Kentucky

I read your book and even though I have been very devoted to Mary, I still learned quite a bit. Thank you for writing such a powerful book!
-Steve B.
Florida
(by email)

Your gift of unlocking the Seven Sorrows is a gem!
-Susan E.
St. Philip the Apostle
Morrow, Ohio

I left this conference with hope and actionable items I could incorporate immediately.  So grateful for this family and their willingness to devote their lives to spreading this message!  An excellent conference and the tools to take with you!
-Kristi G.
St. Philip the Apostle
Morrow, Ohio

This conference made a big difference in my life! Mary has the power to heal anyone suffering from an addiction.
-Brian H.
St. Michael
Sharonville, Ohio

It is amazing how easy it is to tell people about this Devotion- especially with the conditions in our world.
-Barb W.
St. Nicholas
Sunman, Indiana

How comforting it is to know that your entire family is sharing the message of Our Lady. The conference was very inspiring!
-Janet H.
St. Margaret
Loveland, Ohio

My wife and I have been praying the Seven Sorrows rosary almost every day since the conference!
-Ken T.
Chicago, Illinois

Your seminar was thorough to say the least. I thought the workbook was a big help. Everything fit together so nicely. It sure did show the way to a better prayer life. I needed that. Thank you so very much.
-Mary Anne G.
Blessed Sacrament
Ft. Mitchell, KY

From testimonials to practical insight and knowledge, the Holy Spirit was at work on an immense level at this conference! 
-Kristine S.
Old St. Mary's
Cincinnati

An amazing message of hope and redemption! I learned how to unite my sorrows to Christ’s suffering through Mary’s embrace.
-John A.
St. Susanna
Mason, Ohio

This conference was a real blessing and I’ve already shared it with others!
-Marilyn M.
St. Francis de Sales
Lebanon, Ohio

I was very impressed by all three speakers. I have already recommended it to others!
-Claire P.
Blessed Sacrament
Ft. Mitchell, KY

I found the conference speakers to be very relatable.
-Tony L.
St. Susanna
Mason, Ohio

The conference was an answer to prayer for me! I recently asked Our Lady to show me what I needed to work on, and the conference was SPOT ON and showed me the virtue I needed the most.
-Tammy W.
St. Nicholas
Sunman, Indiana

I loved the conference! I have passed information about it to others I know. I hope we can have the conference at our parish!
-Marcia C.
St. Columban
Loveland, Ohio

The conference has stuck with me (seven months later). Your book taught me so much and your conference taught me more.
-R.
Louisville, Kentucky