More than 900 Catholic women gathered for the Catholic Women’s Conference held Dec. 7 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Cosponsored by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Endow, the day began with Mass celebrated by Archbishop Charles Chaput. Women enjoyed presentations and breakout sessions throughout the day along with tracks for youths and Spanish speakers. The day concluded with a Christmas Market. (Photos by Sarah Webb)
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Latina women gather during the Spanish Track where a picture and quote from Blessed Mother Teresa was displayed on the wall.
JoAnn Roa, Director of the Office for Catholic Hispanics in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, adresses the Spanish track on the topic of Unlocking the Feminine Genius through Mary.
Young women gather for the Youth Track which included guest speakers, personal testimony, projects and performances.
Damon Owens addresses the Youth Track on Living the Feminine Genius within the Pressures of High School.
Fr. Myron Judy O.Carm listens to confessions. He was one of several priests that were available thoughout the day to hear confessions.
More than 900 women gather to hear speakers on the top of “The Feminine Genius” which was the theme for the day.
Mother Agnes Mary Donovan, S.V. address the women on how to unlock the Feminine Genius in their lives.
Over 900 women come together in prayer during Mass which began the conference.
Archbisohp Charles Chaput and Bishop John McIntyre give communion during mass which started off The 2013 Catholic Women’s Conference in Philadelphia.
Over 900 women came together for The 2013 Catholic Women’s Conference where the theme was The Feminine Genius: Every Woman’s Gift.
Young ladies from Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls lended their voices for Mass which kicked off the conference.
Kathi Wahl from Old Saint Mary Parish in Philadelphia prays during the Women’s Conference.
Michaelyn Hein prays along with other women attending the 2013 Catholic Women’s Conference held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Saturday, Dec. 7. This year’s event will be Oct. 29 at the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown. (Sarah Webb)
Archbishop Charles Chaput celebrated Mass for over 900 women during The 2013 Catholic Women’s Conference at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Saturday, December 7th.
Kiana Holmes raises her voice during The 2013 Catholic Women’s Conference.
Participants at the last archdiocesan women’s conference enjoyed the program and the camaraderie. (Photo by Sarah Webb)
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