2013 Conference

Mother Teresa's Lessons of Love & Secrets of Sanctity

As an idealistic young volunteer, author Susan Conroy spent a summer serving in one of Mother Teresa's orphanages and in the Home for the Dying. "In a city where I found hell on earth," she says, "I also found each day a deep sense of peace and incredible happiness." It was an experience that changed her life forever. She learned why Mother Teresa had found real joy in working with the poorest of the poor. Along the way, she took striking photographs that show Mother Teresa at her everyday best. This is an account you won't soon forget, told with simple and loving directness by an eyewitness.

The End of the Present World & the Mysteries of the Future Life
This is the book that so greatly influenced the life and spirituality of St. Therese, "the greatest saint of modern times." Before entering eternal life, Saint Therese herself said that "reading this was one of the greatest graces of my life." After more than 130 years from the time it was originally written in French and published in 1881, it has become available to English-speaking readers in the United States, and she will have copies available for sale.


Learn more about Susan at www.susanconroy.com.




10 Life-Altering Steps to Finding Your Soulmate

Love. So often it is the topic of the movies we watch, the music we listen to, and the 3 hour long phone conversations we have with our best friends. Yet finding "The One" can seem a daunting task, especially when there seems a lack of good, honorable men in society. The result is often accompanied by discouragement and lowered standards. But don't despair! In this presentation, Lorryn McGarry will walk you through practical and concrete steps to not only discern God's Will for your life, but to also increase your chances of attracting the kind of man you have always dreamed of.



Family intimacy, sin and redemption: A testimony of HOPE

Mary Poirier shares her life testimony of struggle, triumph, loss and redemption.

From childhood memories highlighting the importance of family intimacy to

the devastating effects of sin and the healing power of the sacraments.

Learn more about Mary at www.prayerbreaks.org.




Barefoot, pregnant and stupid: What Catholicism actually teaches about women's healthcare

As an educated "woman of the 80's", Mary Martin came out of college depressed about the selection of (the late) Blessed John Paul II as pope, convinced that priests, bishops, and men in general, wanted to keep women barefoot, pregnant and stupid. What happened along the way? And how is it possible that this once-radical feminist now practices in full agreement with the Magisterium? How can a Board Certified obstetrician-gynecologist make a living without resorting to birth control pills for the treatment of endometriosis, or acne or painful menstrual cramps? And what role did a faithful priest have in that journey? Come listen as Dr. Martin relates her poignant and humorous faith conversion to one of the fewer than 50 ob/gyn physicians in North America who practice in full compliance with Catholic doctrine.


Teen Breakout Session

The "Pill" is not the answer to painful periods and other health concerns. Learn how an informed Catholic young woman should approach her doctor.