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  Martha & Mary Women's Conference
Saturday, February 17, 2007
Grand River Center
Dubuque, Iowa
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Johnnette S. Benkovic  is Founder and President of Living His Life Abundantly® International, Inc., a Catholic evangelization apostolate with outreaches in television, radio, print, and internet communications. She is a popular conference speaker, retreat master, and seminar presenter, and has been published in major Catholic magazines. Johnnette has been married to her husband, Anthony, since 1973, and is the mother of three adult children.
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Msgr. Stuart Swetland, S.T.D.,  was ordained a priest in 1991 for the Diocese of Peoria, IL. He currently serves as Director of Homiletics and Pre-Theology at Mount St. Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland. He also currently serves as Theological Advisor to the Catholic Conference of Illinois and is the Executive Secretary for the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars. Msgr. Swetland was named a Prelate of Honor in 2000 by His Holiness John Paul II and is a Knight Commander for the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre and is a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus.
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  Teen Track  
Angela Kmetz  will speak about "A Disciple of Christ: Walking the Christian Life".
Angela graduated from Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas with a degree in Religious Studies and a minor in Education. She has been serving on the FOCUS staff at Loras College in Dubuque for the past two years. FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) was founded by Curtis Martin in 1997 and works to reach out to college students on campus and develop friendships with them.
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Teen Track Poster
Sr. Raffaela Cavallin  will give a talk entitled "Exploring Images".
Sr. Raffaela is a member of The Apostles of the Interior Life. After ministering for four years at the Catholic Newman Center at the University of Illinois in Champaign, Ill., she moved up with Sister Tiziana and Sister Michela to join the staff at St. Paul University Catholic Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She currently offers spiritual direction, does campus evangelization, and runs "Samuel Group," a vocational discernment group at St. Paul's.
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Comments from previous conference participants:
"The speakers--they were dynamic and inspiring. The Eucharist Chapel was awesome."
"I feel so blessed to have been able to attend my 2nd conference. I hunger for this and want to help spread the good news."
"I liked everything about the conference, God was definitely at work."
"I liked it all so I can't choose a "best". The whole conference was absolutely GREAT--AWESOME. This is my first time and what a truly spritual day!"