About Heart to Heart

Heart to Heart, a gospel evangelization ministry, was founded by Fr. Jim Willig in 1991 with the mission statement: Go into the world and proclaim the Good News to all creation (Mark 16:15).

Heart to Heart accomplishes this mission by offering spiritual books, CDs and DVDs, and downloads that can be purchased on our Products page of this website.

In addition, Heart to Heart posts free, weekly webcasts on the Heart to Heart Blog.

Heart to Heart also has a mobile App for both iPhone and Android devices where we post short, inspirational stories by our authors. These posts encourage those who are struggling with life’s difficulties and lift up those that need a spiritual boost.

The Rosary is also available on the App for those who want to pray a guided rosary for all four mysteries. To download, click on this link for instructions, just click on this link

In addition, Heart to Heart provides a radio ministry. These broadcasts are offered at various stations and times. Click on the radio page for more information.

Heart to Heart is a non-profit 501c3 ministry. Your donations make it possible for Heart to Heart to continue our mission of spreading the Good News. We appreciate your patronage and generosity.

About The Authors

Fr. Michael Sparough, SJ

Fr. Michael Sparough, S.J.

  • Currently serves on the staff as a retreat master at the Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House, Barrington, IL
  • Earned a Master of Fine Arts from the Yale School of Drama and a Doctor of Ministry from St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, IL
  • Gifted writer, actor and storyteller, making the scripture come alive through his heart-warming dramas
  • Founded the Fountain Square Fools, a religious performing arts troupe based in Cincinnati from 1975 – 1993
  • Founded Charis Ministries, the Chicago Jesuit outreach to young adults
  • Taught at the Loyola University Institute of Pastoral Studies training spiritual directors
  • Published extensive writings, co-authoring: What’s Your Decision? and A Retreat with Our Lady, Dominic & Ignatius
  • Recorded many inspirational works including: The Passion and Resurrection; Teach Us to Pray; Luminous Mysteries and The Mist-ical Journey

Fr. Jim Willig (1951-2001)

  • Ordained diocesan priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati in 1977
  • Earned a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies from the Athenaeum of Ohio and a Master of Applied Spirituality from the University of San Francisco
  • Completed a sabbatical study of Sacred Scripture in the Holy Land sponsored by the Catholic Theological Union. Followed by the next assignment from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati to develop and lead new evangelization ministry programs
  • Created a successful weekly gospel study series called Evening and Lunch with the Lord and a parish mission program called Heart to Heart
  • Travelled locally and nationally as an inspiring preacher and storyteller
  • Authored Lessons from the School of Suffering, detailing the personal struggles and spiritual journey of having stage four kidney cancer
  • Authored the books: Inspiration and A Retreat With Peter
  • Featured in videos: The Passion and Resurrection and Suffering with Grace