Catholic Women’s Conference
February 16, 2019
February 16, 2019
Early bird tickets are $35 for regular and $20 for discounted student tickets. Religious are always free. Early bird ticket prices are good until January 14, 2019. After January 14 prices are $45 and $30.
Fr. Christopher Hartley
Inspired by the Gospels and Mother Teresa, Fr. Christopher Hartley brought the Good News of salvation in Christ and the sacraments of the Church to many workers and their families in the Dominican Republic. The workers’ unjust treatment was being ignored at every level of society. Drawing from the social teachings of the Church, he denounced the exploitation. Because of his strong criticism, he endured harsh treatment, was threatened with death, and eventually had to leave the country. His story is the subject of a documentary The Price of Sugar and the book Slaves in Paradise. Fr. has also worked with the needy in the Bronx and most recently ministering in Ethiopia.
Colleen Mitchell is a bringer-upper of boys, Gospel adventurer, wannabe saint, author and speaker. She is the author of the award-winning Who Does He Say You Are: Women Transformed by Christ in the Gospels and When We Were Eve. Her latest adventure has taken her from the jungle of Costa Rica where she and her family served as missionaries for six years, to the wilds of a sixth-grade classroom in Indiana, where she is still living her mission to give everyone she meets just a little Jesus.
A speaker at our 2017 conference, Magnus will be back to give us an update on Mary’s Meals and to let us know how that conference’s attendees’ support has impacted children around the world. Magnus has lived in Argyll, Scotland, since the age of nine and began his career as a fish farmer. However, when the Bosnian conflict was making headlines in the early 1990s, Magnus and his brother Fergus were moved to help. Together they started Mary’s Meals. Magnus is married to Julie, a trained nurse from Inverness. She became his co-driver on some of the first deliveries of aid to Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1993, and has been devoted to the charity ever since. They live in Dalmally with their seven children.
Sr. Faustina Maria Pia, S.V.
Sr. Faustina Maria Pia, S.V. studied psychology at Franciscan University and later went on to nursing school, where she discovered the Lord’s invitation to be consecrated to Him and entered the Sisters of Life in 2009. The Sisters of Life are based out of New York and serve the most vulnerable, proclaiming with their lives the sacred dignity of every human life- especially those whose lives are hidden, weak or wounded. Sister was inspired to write the Litany of Trust, which has been an instrument of grace and deepened trust for countless souls.
Master of Ceremonies
Anna Mitchell is co-host and producer of the Son Rise Morning Show on Sacred Heart Catholic Radio in Cincinnati, which airs nationally on the EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network each weekday. As a reporter, she has covered the first-ever National Theology of the Body Congress. She graduated from Ohio University in 2006 with degrees in Journalism and History. Anna and her husband Will Egan live in Cincinnati with their two children, Roma and Tommy.
Lori Ubowski and Out of Darkness
Adam & Lori of Out of Darkness have served as parish Directors of Music Ministry in the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, FL for many years, and while balancing their roles as parish music ministers, itinerant ministers and parents of a young family, they have developed a unique pastoral ability to foster the love of music and worship in others, continually in awe of Christ’s love working in the hearts of others through song. They hope to bless people of all ages, in all walks of life with the music and message God has inspired them to share.
Just after St. Valentine's day and just before the start of Lent, the 2019 Women's and Men's Columbus Catholic Conferences will be held at Cardinal Hall at the Ohio Expo Center. The conference dates are February 16 for the women's and February 23 for the men's. Both...read more