Speakers

Welcome to the Catholic Women’s Conference Mini-Conferences!  CWC2021 will be a highly modified version of our usual event due to continued pandemic limitations. This year, you are invited to attend one or both, 2-hour, in-person mini-conferences – morning and/or afternoon – and then enjoy four video talks at home at your leisure. (Please note that lunch will not be served between events. If you are attending both mini-conferences, please use the break to grab lunch in Doylestown or bring your own lunch and enjoy it on the beautiful grounds of the Shrine!)

Please scroll below to learn more about each of our speakers and what they will share with us during their talks.

Mini-Conference Keynote Speakers 

You are welcome to register for one or both mini-conferences. All mini-conference attendees will receive access to the four video talks (further below) as part of their registration.

Morning Mini-Conference Keynote – 10 AM
Lisa Brenninkmeyer
Founder and Chief Purpose Officer, Walking with Purpose Bible Studies for Women
Keynote address: Strong and Beautiful

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Afternoon Mini-Conference Keynote – 2 PM
Mother Clare Matthias, CFR
Mother Superior, Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal
Keynote address: The Strength and Beauty of God

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Pre-Recorded Video Talks

Note on Video Talks: Everyone who attends a mini-conference in person will receive online access to the four pre-recorded video talks below as part of their mini-conference registration. Instructions to access the video talks will be emailed on Saturday, October 23. For those who cannot attend a mini-conference in person, you are welcome to purchase access to the four videos below by clicking here.

Video Talk #1
Richara Krajewski
Pastoral Associate, Discipleship and Youth Ministry, St. Raymond Parish, Philadelphia
Talk Topic: When I am Weak, Then I am Strong: A Meditation on 2 Corinthians 12:1-10

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Video Talk #2
Kate Wicker
Catholic speaker, author of Getting Past Perfect: How to Find Joy and Grace in the Messiness of Motherhood
Talk Topic:  Finding Strength and Beauty in the Day to Day of Motherhood

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Video Talk #3
Dr. Jem Sullivan
Associate Professor of Catechetics, School of Theology and Religious Studies, The Catholic University of America.
Talk Topic: Living the Beauty of Faith: Images of Woman in Sacred Art

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Video Talk #4
Delia Larrauri, MD, FACOG  
Ob/Gyn and Creighton Model and NaProTECHNOLOGY® Medical Consultant
Talk topic: Reverencing the Strength and Beauty of a Woman’s Body: Authentic Women’s Healthcare and Fertility

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Spanish Track / Sesión en Español

Due to pandemic limitations, in order to keep crowd sizes down at this year’s conference, the Spanish Track will take place in a different location, Holy Innocents Parish in Philadelphia. Registration for the Spanish track will be taken separately through the Office for Hispanic Catholics.

Yamilka Genao, M.E., M.A.P.M
Directora asociada, Pastoral Familiar Hispana
Vicepresidenta, Comisión de Mujeres
Arquidiócesis de Newark
Charla: Fuerte y hermosa

For full details, visit our Spanish Track page.