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Martha & Mary Women's Conference
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Grand River Center
Dubuque, Iowa

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Featured Speakers


Kimberly Hahn has been married to Scott since 1979. They have six children, and she has been a full-time, stay-at-home mom since their firstborn's arrival. Kimberly became a Catholic at the Easter Vigil of 1990 in Joliet, Illinois, after a difficult struggle during the four years following Scott's entrance into the Catholic Church. She has completed a book with Scott on their journey into the Catholic Church entitled Rome Sweet Home: Our Journey to Catholicism.

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Sr. Sarah Burdick, SGL, is an evangelist who has ministered to many people at missionary rallies in Eastern Europe and Africa She is the Director of Formation for the Servants of God's Love, a new religious community canonically established in the Diocese of Lansing, Michigan. She is also a co-host for a radio program called Notes from Above.

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Fr. Anthony Brankin is from Chicago where he was ordained in 1975. He is a speaker, writer, musician and noted artist. He is currently the pastor of St. Odilo's parish in Berwyn, IL.

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Evening of Reflection

Free and Open to the Public Friday, Feb. 15th at 7:00 p.m.
Fr. Anthony Brankin will speak on "Jesus, My Only Hope"
Evening also includes Eucharistic Adoration and Music
St. Columbkille Catholic Church, 1240 Rush St., Dubuque, IA

Apostles of the Interior Life

The Apostles of the Interior Life are consecrated women who dedicate themselves to evangelization and to offering a service of spiritual assistance for the interior formation of all who seek to know and love Jesus Christ. Three of them live at the St Paul's Center in Madison, Wisconsin where they minister to students through spiritual direction and conduct parish missions.

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Other Opportunities Monstrance

Spiritual Direction by the Apostles of the Interior Life, Reconciliation, and Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be available during the conference.

Especially for Young Adult Women and Teens! teens

Special sessions will be conducted for teens and young adults. Sr. Celestina of the Apostles of the Interior Life and Sr. Sarah Burdick will be speaking at these sessions.

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!"