Event Name

10th Annual Man Up Philly Conference


Event Location

Mirenda Center at Neumann University, Aston PA


Start Date and Time:

Saturday March 3rd 8AM


End Date and Time

Saturday March 3rd 5PM


Event Description

This year, we celebrate the 10th Annual Man Up Spirituality Conference in the Archdiocese. The conference provides an opportunity for men to come together in true Christian brotherhood and to hear inspirational talks from fellow men on the journey of faith. The day, which will include time for Adoration and the Sacrament of Reconciliation, will conclude with Mass.


The speakers this year are:


Jim Towey


Jim Towey is the president of Ave Maria University in Southwest Florida. He was the personal attorney for Mother Teresa of Calcutta for 12 years, and former Director of Faith Based Initiatives under President George W. Bush. He has received many honors, including the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice medal from His Holiness Pope John Paul II, and recognition as among the top 100 alumni of the century by the Florida State University Alumni Association, and once numbered among the “Fifty Most Influential Christians in America” by Church World magazine, and the “Power and Influence Top Fifty” by the Non-Profit Times magazine. He also has been awarded six honorary doctorate degrees. He has been married 25 years and is the father of 5 children.


Don Saleski


Don Saleski is most well known for his career as a professional ice hockey right winger. Mr. Saleski played a total of nine seasons in the NHL; as a Philadelphia Flyer, then as a member of the Colorado Rockies. Mr. Saleski has proved to be successful off the ice as well.

He has worked with ARAMARK, SMG, ClubSystms Group, and most recently with Professional Receivables Network out of Cherry Hill.


Mark Forrest


Mark Forrest is an acclaimed Irish tenor, whose melodic voice has filled concert halls including Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center and cathedrals worldwide. He has sung inspirational hymns for luminaries such as Saint John Paul II and Saint Mother Teresa. His soothing Broadway melodies have entertained award-winning performers including Charlton Heston, Gregory Peck, and Maureen O’Hara. From Presidential entertainment in the White House to his own house with his wife and eight children, Mark continues to inspire the world with his music


Seth Joyner


Former Eagles Linebacker who was the cornerstone of the Gang Green Defense under head coach Buddy Ryan.


Brian Gail


Native of West Chester who wrote a prolife book series addressing the missing link in the families.


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