Eucharist will be focus of Catholic Women’s Conference

“Eucharist: God’s Greatest Gift” is the theme for the Catholic Women’s Conference sponsored jointly this year by the Office of Marriage and Family and the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women. The daylong event will be Saturday, Sept. 17 at St. Mary Church in Alexandria.

The event’s keynote speaker is Marge Steinhage Fenelon, an award-winning author and journalist who has written several books on Catholic spirituality and Marian devotion. She will give two talks, “Real Forgiveness is R.A.R.E: The Four Steps to Forgiving,” and “Turning Your Sorrow into Joy: Jesus’ Promise to You.”

Central Minnesota native Leah Jacobson also will speak on wholistic feminism. She is the founder of The Guiding Star Project an organization that helps women and families by providing resources that honor natural law and promote wholistic feminism.

Topics for breakout sessions include “My Soul in Stillness Waits” on contemplative prayer, with Kristi Bivens; “Fiat! Our Journey of Trust,” with Kristin Molitor and April Bechtold; “What Do We Have to Fear?” on vulnerability in our relationships, with Jillian Reber and “Satan Uses Shame,” on overcoming shame in our lives with Kelli Kleinschnitz.

In addition to talks and breakout sessions, the day includes the DCCW annual business meeting, Mass with Bishop Donald Kettler, lunch, reconciliation, rosary, display tables and vendors.

For more information or to register, visit

Author: The Central Minnesota Catholic

The Central Minnesota Catholic is the magazine for the Diocese of St. Cloud.

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