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Martha & Mary Women's Conference
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Grand River Center
Dubuque, Iowa

Blessed Mother Teresa

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Make Time for the Lord

This is a day for women to be pampered,
challenged, affirmed and refreshed as they
come together to grow in their love of the
Lord and His Church.

"There is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her." Luke 10:42

Susan Conroy, author, public speaker, and television host, volunteered in a children's orphanage and in the Home for the Dying, and developed a lasting friendship with Mother Teresa. Her experiences are chronicled in her book, "Mother Teresa's Lessons of Love & Secrets of Sanctity."
Susan hosts a new series on EWTN called, "Speaking of Saints." She travels across the United States, Canada, and Europe to share her experiences with others and to encourage service to those who are in need of mercy.
Read more about Susan at her website:

Talk Title
  • Mother Teresa's Lessons of Love & Secrets of Sanctity
Jon Leonetti, was born and raised in Iowa. He garnered national attention in 2009 while walking from California to New Jersey. Along the way he promoted prayer as a means of turning away from the empty promises of lust, fame, and greed to find life’s true satisfaction in our calling from Christ.
As an international Catholic speaker, youth minister, parish mission leader, and radio host, Jon has dedicated his life to spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ in a faithful, energetic, and humorous way. Jon and his wife Teresa live in Des Moines.
Read more about Jon at his website:

Talk Titles
  • Passionately Catholic
  • Walk in Faith - Teen Talk
  • Surge of the Heart - Teen Talk
Elizabeth Ficocelli is a best-selling, award-winning author of fourteen books for adults and young people. Her books include Seven From Heaven: How Your Family Can Find Healing, Strength and Protection in the Sacraments and The Imitation of Christ for Children. Elizabeth is the host of Answering The Call on St. Gabriel Catholic Radio AM 820 and a frequent guest on EWTN television and radio. She has written numerous articles for Catholic magazines and is a popular speaker at conferences, parishes, schools, retreats, and other events. Elizabeth and her husband of 27 years have four boys and reside in Ohio. For more information, please visit

Talk Titles
  • A Journey in Grace - conversion story
  • Age of Mary
  • Bleeding Hands, Weeping Stones - Teen Talk
Fr. Bob Gross is a priest of the Archdiocese of Dubuque and was a ordained in May of 2007. He was born in Racine, Wisconsin as the youngest of four children. He was attracted to the priesthood from an early age and entered seminary for the Archdiocese of Dubuque in January of 2002. He has been associate pastor in several parishes in the Archdiocese. He is presently associate chaplain of Loras College and Vice Rector of St. Pius X College Seminary also at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa.
Fr. Gross’ passion is the spiritual life and helping others enter more deeply into the life of the Most Blessed Trinity. Presently Fr. Gross is pursuing a Masters in Christian Spirituality from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.

Talk Title
  • Martha and Mary: Getting to the Heart of God
Other Opportunities
Eucharistic Adoration

Reconciliation, and Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be available during the conference.

Comments from previous conference participants:

"....looking forward to this conference'!. I went last year for the first time and had the most fulfilling and amazing time'!!. Can't wait till Feb MM Conf'!!. Gettin' fired up for God'!!"
"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 spiritual day!"
"Thank you for a wonderful, inspiring, motivational day! It makes one proud to be a Catholic! Such clear presentations"
"Once again I enjoyed my day. Thank you for organizing a beautiful conference where I had time to share with others and listen to wonderful informed speakers.""