The 9th annual Catholic Women’s Conference was held on October 1-2 at Antonian College Preparatory High School Auditorium. Close to 500 attendees experienced a grace-filled and powerful event. As a local Catholic writer for “Today’s Catholic” wrote; the Conference is a relaxed atmosphere to reconnect with God! It was a place where women gathered with other women in prayer and “just be”….be open to the Holy Spirit, to the speakers’ presentations, to learn and to be healed.
The Speakers were dynamic!
Margarett A Schlientz, Ph.D. has presented at over a thousand conferences on the integration of psychology and spirituality – she spoke on the healing power of prayer and of the Eucharist.
Sister Michela Brugnoli, AVT (Apostles of the Interior Life) spoke on the importance of prayer in the daily life of a woman. She said: “praying is for the soul what breathing is for the body. If we lack prayer we can’t fulfill ourselves completely.”
Donna Marie Cooper-O’Boyle was blessed with a friendship with Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta; she shared her personal reflections and give insight on how to continue Mother Teresa’s lessons of love.
Rula Shubeita, born in the Old City of Jerusalem, who works as a guide with Christian pilgrims from all over the world shared her experience as a Christian Palestinian Woman living in the Holy Land.
Sister Prudence Allen, RSM, a professor in the Department of Philosophy at the St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver spoke about the complementarity of man and woman. She said: “A big challenge in our faith is understanding the true dignity and identity of men and women; how we are similar and how we are difference – how we compliment one another.”
The Steering Committee of 12 women praise God for the Conference and continue to pray for the women who attended. The Lord continues to “till the soil in souls”. May we rejoice in hope!
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The 10th Catholic Women’s Conference will be scheduled in the Fall of 2010…date and location will be announced soon.