The 2018 Catholic Women’s Conference is about identity. Our theme “Daughters of the King” is about discovering and claiming the most foundational identity of every woman: You are a daughter of the King of Heaven and Earth. When we know this about ourselves and live from this truth, it changes everything: we love better, we see more clearly, our relationships improve, our confidence grows, our prayer deepens and joy increases. Enjoy listening to some of the best Catholic speakers in the country. You will learn who your Father is, how much He loves you, and what this truth means for your life. Welcome!
Bishop John J. McIntyre
Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia
Principal Celebrant and Homilist
Morning Keynote in English
Dr. Mary Healy, Professor of Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Detroit
Keynote address: Daughters of the King
Afternoon Keynote in English
Sr. Regina Marie Gorman, O.C.D., Carmelite Sister of the Most Sacred Heart, Los Angeles
Keynote address: Who is the King?
Morning Keynote in Spanish
Martha Reyes, psychologist, Catholic author, singer and international speaker
Keynote address (in Spanish): Daughters of the King
Afternoon Keynote in Spanish
Fr. Andrés Gutiérrez, Pastor of St Martin de Porres parish in Cusco, Peru
Keynote address (in Spanish): Who is the King?
Keynote Presenter in American Sign Language
Louise “Lulu” Lee, Lay Director of the Deaf Catholic Cursillo
Breakout Session Speakers
Note on Breakout Sessions: Four breakout sessions in English will be offered during the conference, two during the first lunch period and two during the second lunch period. Attendees are invited to attend one breakout session of their choice and one lunch period. Visit our Schedule page to learn more about the timing of the breakout sessions and lunch periods.
Breakout Session #1
Damon and Melanie Owens, founders of joytob
Breakout Session Title: Daughters of the King in Marriage
Breakout Session #2
Emily Stimpson Chapman, Catholic writer and speaker
Breakout Session Title: The King Heals His Daughters
Breakout Session #3 – The breakout session is now full.
Megan Mastroianni, Associate Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Breakout Session Title: Daughters of the King are Beautiful
Breakout Session #4
Sister Grace Dominic, S.V., Superior, Philadelphia Sisters of Life
Breakout Session Title: The Mission of the King’s Daughters
Divine Mercy Prayer Service
Fr. Andrés Gutiérrez
Presider, Closing Divine Mercy Prayer Service
Fr. Andrés Gutiérrez is Pastor of St Martin de Porres parish in Cusco, Peru and Professor of Theology at the Archdiocese of Cusco’s Major Seminary. He has a Licentiate in Moral Theology and a Master’s degree in Bioethics from the “Regina Apostolorum” Pontifical Atheneum in Rome. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida.