April 17, 2015

2015 Indiana Catholic Women's Conference: Quotes from attendees

“We get so many messages saying that what we believe is weird or wrong. It’s nice to be with so many other people who believe and think like you do. It’s good to get the inspiration and see other people be inspired, too.”
—Maureen Devlin, Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults director at Mary Queen of Peace Parish in Danville

“There are parts of this vineyard where only your voice will be heard, certainly in your families, possibly in your work place, with some of your friends. And knowing the Lord, you’ll be given what to say, and you will touch people in a way that no priest or bishop can ever touch.”
—Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin during the homily at the Mass he celebrated for Indiana Catholic Women’s Conference participants

“I thought it would be a wonderful opportunity to share with other women our Catholic faith—and it has been. The Holy Spirit is alive here.”
—Linda Weigel, a member of St. Mary Parish in Greensburg

“My daughter and her girlfriend asked me if I wanted to come. I’ve never been to a women’s conference before. It’s been a lot of fun!”
—Cecilia Orr, a member of St. Mary Parish in Rushville

“I think it’s always fun to come out and hear the different speakers. I thought it was something I could do to enrich my Lenten experience. The Mass was tremendous. You also feel like you’re supporting a really good organization with the Marian Center.”
—Kathy Willis, a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in New Albany

“It’s a really good way to get in touch with fellow believers. It’s a renewal of your faith.”
—Annette Gadomski, a member of St. Luke the Evangelist Parish in Indianapolis

“I’m a new convert [since 2013], so I thought I’d see what goes on [at this conference]. I am very glad I came. I’d recommend it to other women because it makes us stronger when we get to meet and greet other women of our faith, and to have Mass. It’s just a great atmosphere.”
—Patricia Scott, a member of Holy Angels Parish in Indianapolis

“I am so happy to be here, so blessed. The speakers are awesome. I would definitely recommend it to other women. It’s spiritually fulfilling, and it’s so good to see so many other people with your same values and core beliefs in the same room.”
—Cindy de Saeger, a member of Our Lady of the Greenwood Parish in Greenwood


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