After several weeks of noticing the “Women of Christ” conference advertised in the bulletin, I found a fellow parishioner to join me at the conference. I didn’t know what to expect – would it be ‘too catholic’ or over my head? Afterall, I was “giving up” a precious Saturday to attend. I arrived with an open mind and an open heart. The speakers were amazing and inspiring. I was able to participate in Mass, Reconciliation and Adoration – all in one place. I even had an opportunity to shop some great vendors (books, music, honey, rosaries and more). It was powerful to see so many women gathered together to be closer to Christ. I didn’t know what I was looking for, but I definitely felt the Holy Spirit and a deeper love of Christ. I highly recommend the Women of Christ conference.
Author & Speaker
Following the Catholic faith can be difficult and even lonely at times. When I attend the Women of Christ Conference, I feel God’s grace strongly present among the participants and speakers. I no longer feel alone in my Catholic journey. This conference always inspires me and strengthens my resolve to be a faith-filled Catholic woman.
WOC had an effect on my coming home to the Catholic faith, (along with listening to Relevant Radio and belonging to a Rosary group) It was a part of what God used to draw me back to the church. Actually, going to confession at WOC after 40 plus years had a huge affect… receiving that sacrament while I was still a practicing Protestant and the cleansing that it did to my soul made me reconsider the Catholic teachings and systems. I experienced the Power of God’s purifying love through orally confessing my sins to a priest. As a Protestant….you just talk to God directly and ask for forgiveness. I thought it was unnecessary to speak to someone else about my sins. What I experienced was so powerful that I knew that Confession was a gift from God to the Church. Speaking out my sins to a Priest made me more aware of my transgressions and it humbled me to say those things out loud to someone. It had a powerful affect on me and I KNEW I was made clean! It was as if God came down from heaven and wiped my soul from the residue of sin. I felt closer to God and so grateful for this sacrament. That started a chain reaction of desiring other sacraments, so God used this experience as a catalyst in my coming back to the Catholic faith.
Archbishop of Milwaukee
The Women of Christ Conference has enriched the Archdiocese of Milwaukee by giving voice to the authentic dignity of women. They have a most valuable role in the Church to nurture and share the Catholic faith with their unique gifts endowed by God.
Amber & Nancy
We love and look forward to the conference every year. I, Amber, have attended every conference with my mother in law and we have learned something new to apply to our lives from every speaker we’ve heard! Nancy, my mother in law, introduced me to the Women of Christ conference and several other beautiful Catholic events and practices. Coming into the faith a little over 10 years ago, the conference has helped keep me on fire about my faith and I continue to grow year after year. I leave feeling rejuvenated and more confident in Christ’s love for not only me, but for all of us! It’s an amazing experience for women of all ages, so Ladies, come join us and bring your daughters, sisters, neighbors, cousins, nieces and friends!
Women of Christ is nothing short of life-changing. I have attended as a participant, a speaker, an Master of Ceremonies and as a vendor. Every year on that special day I give myself the opportunity– the gift–of spending an entire day with the Lord, in communion with my sisters in Christ, and every year I am never disappointed. I am never in the same place emotionally, and yet He never fails to find me, to heal me, and to give me a special peace and joy on that special day. Thank you to all of my sisters who work so hard to make this day happen. My prayers for your continued blessings on this amazing apostolate.
See you this year—can’t wait!
Lydia will be speaking at the Cathedral of St John the Evangelist in Milwaukee on September 8th.