January 19, 2018

Indiana Catholic Women’s Conference set for March 10

Criterion staff report

The Indiana Catholic Women’s Conference is scheduled for March 10 in the 500 Ballroom of the Indiana Convention Center, 100 S. Capital Ave., in Indianapolis.

Hosted by the Marian Center of Indianapolis, the theme of this year’s conference is “The Sanctification of the Family.” The featured speakers include Msgr. Charles Pope, a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington; author Sonja Corbitt; and Mother Margaret Mary, who founded the Sisters of Children of Mary in Cincinnati.

Father Anthony Hollowell, associate pastor of Our Lady of the Greenwood Parish in Greenwood, will serve as emcee for the day, with assistance from Gospel of Life Sister Diane Carollo.

The conference will run from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., with check-in beginning at 8 a.m. The day will include lunch and the opportunity for Mass, the sacrament of reconciliation, adoration, Benediction and shopping at vendors’ booths. Prior to Feb. 27, the cost is $50 for an individual and $45 for members of groups of 10 or more. On Feb. 27, the cost increases by $5. The cost for students, regardless of registration date, is $25. There is no cost for religious. A gift and VIP seating will be given to each member of the largest group in attendance.

Msgr. Pope is a regular columnist for Our Sunday Visitor newspaper and The Catholic Answer magazine, and writes blogs for his archdiocese and the National Catholic Register.

Mother Margaret Mary taught for 18 years. She founded the Sisters of Children of Mary and was consecrated in 2002 and given the religious name Margaret Mary. There are currently 13 Sisters of Children of Mary with ministry in Cincinnati and Newark, Ohio.

Corbitt is an author and speaker who produces high-impact, uplifting, multimedia Bible studies, including Unleashed, Fearless, Ignite and Alive. A former Baptist, Corbitt was later received into the full communion of the Church. She lives in Tennessee with her husband Bob, and home schools their two sons.

(To register for the conference, log on to goo.gl/fgvZD8. For those with no access to a computer, send a check made out to Marian Center of Indianapolis for the appropriate amount with an indication of the number attending. The check can be mailed to Marian Center of Indianapolis, P.O. Box 47362, Indianapolis, IN 46247.)

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