Paradisus Dei (Latin for the Paradise of God) was founded in 2001 by Steve Bollman to help families discover the superabundance of God within marriage and family life.
Mark Hartfiel, Vice President of Paradisus Dei, explains “That Man is You! honestly addresses the pressures and temptations that men face in our modern culture, especially those relating to their roles as husbands and fathers. The program harmonizes current social and medical science with the teachings of the Church and the wisdom of the saints to develop the vision of man fully alive! Independent research by a Faith Advisor from the Gallup Poll reveals That Man is You! to be one of the most life-transforming programs ever studied… True to its stated goals, this transformation is most profoundly seen in marriage and family life, men’s issues… That Man is You! truly accompanies men and their families on the pathway to holiness.” He states that starting TMIY at your parish is easy and explains how to do it. To find out more VIEW the Franciscan University Presents episode handout online and visit their WEBSITE
“Becoming a Man After God’s Heart”
On January 3, 2021, Franciscan University Presents host Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR, panelists Dr. Regis Marin and Dr. Scott Hahn, and special guest Mark Hartfiel, Vice President of Paradisus Dei and National Program Director of “That Man Is You”, discussed how men can take up the mantle of leadership and embrace their vocations as husbands and fathers.
“The family is placed at the heart of the great struggle between good and evil, between life and death, between love and all that is opposed to love.” – Pope St. John Paul II (Letter to Families, #23)