Mattie J.T. Stepanek Peace Day (And Happy Birthday!)

I hold a special place of peace inside the music of our heart for Mattie J. T. Stepanek.

Today is Mattie J. T. Stepanek’s birthday. Mattie and my late Mother are celebrating the same birthday July 17th in Heaven. Anyone who knew my Mother understood her peaceful soul. My son’s name is Matt and the first letter of all of our last names is J. 🙂 This represents some of the bond I share with the peaceful, loving soul, Mattie J. T. Stepanek.

I became aware today that Maryland Senators, Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin will be introducing a resolution today (July 17 – Mattie’s birthday) for Mattie J.T. Stepanek Peace Day.

I urge you to help make this Day of Peace for Angel Mattie a reality. What you can do to support this:

1) One minute for Peace:
Continue to encourage people to sign the petition (sign here:

2) Five minutes for Peace:
Download our Ready-to-Sign letter (here: ) and send it to your state representatives, encouraging them to sign the proposed peace day legislation. You may also send the letters to Mattie’s Foundation, and we will forward them for you.
Finding e-mail or postal addresses for your representatives is easy using these links –
• Find your state Senators:
• Find your state Congressional representatives:

One person can make a difference, together, we can create change.
Please, keep up the momentum. Let’s “Make Peace the News!”

Thank you!
Jeni Stepanek, Ph.D.
Executive Director,
Mattie J.T. Stepanek Foundation
402 King Farm Boulevard, #125
Rockville, Maryland 20850

There will also be a Peace Gathering taking place in Mattie’s Park on Saturday.

Happy Birthday, Mattie —
“a poet, a peacemaker, and a philosopher who played!”
July 17, 1990 – June 22, 2004
Thank you for your gifts of peace.

Mattie Stepanek – Saint of Peace and Poetry

We often think of Mattie Stepanek. His Heartsongs form an everlasting connection of peace and poetry in the Music of Our Heart.

My wife and I simply adore him. We’re so blessed to know of him through Oprah Winfrey. We smile and marvel at the generosity of their loving friendship.

Mattie is a constant inspiration as a Saint of Peace who had such an eloquent way of expressing his Heartsongs, his poems and sayings of heartfelt truth for others.

Mattie especially comes to mind today as we are on the eve of Oprah‘s final shows and tomorrow Oprah pays loving tribute to Mattie as her source of inspiration and light.

Mattie was a confirmed and committed Catholic who not only shared his faith, but also lived it each day. Most 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.

As fellow Catholics we are reassured by the conviction of Mattie’s faith and messages. As a member of the Knights of Columbus I will be looking into how our organization can help with Mattie’s Canonization. Saint Mattie J.T. Stepanek feels so right 🙂

We are fortunate to have a Matthew in our lives, in our loving son, Matthew David Jennings. So we smile extra strong for the Matties. 🙂

We send out to Mattie and his loving Mother, Jeni and to their wonderful friend Oprah our deepest gratitude for your loving hearts of peace and faith!

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