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Friday & Saturday
July 27–28, 2018

Invitation

“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11:28

Our Lord, Jesus Christ, is inviting you to “Come to Me” and experience a refreshing spa for the soul.  This is a weekend for you; step away from the busyness and stress of your daily routine, and simply receive all the love that Jesus so desires to give you.

American Sign Language interpreters available. You are welcome here!

Thanks to Pilgrim Center of Hope’s benefactors, we can offer this evangelization ministry at low cost to attendees.

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Experience Healing.

Unload your heavy baggage at Jesus’ feet. Encounter Him in our Adoration & Healing Service. Receive his peace in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Spend quiet time in our Prayer Room. Enjoy the medicine of sisterhood and laughter!

Young women lead the conference in joyful song
Women pray the Lord's prayer with the Archbishop presiding at the altar

Find Direction.

Bishop Michael J. Boulette

Bishop Michael J. Boulette

Auxiliary Bishop of San Antonio

We are so very pleased that "Bishop Mike" will be returning to lead us in a beautiful celebration of the Holy Mass on Saturday morning.

BIO - His Excellency was ordained as the auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of San Antonio on March 20, 2017. He grew up in Fredericksburg, Texas, and graduated from St. John Seminary High School in San Antonio in 1968. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology. He was ordained to the priesthood on the feast of St. Joseph, 1976. In addition to his parish service, he has directed Spiritual Formation and Liturgy at Assumption Seminary, was Coordinator of Hospitality for the papal visit of St. John Paul II to San Antonio., and directed St. Peter upon the Water: A Center for Spiritual Direction and Formation in Ingram, Texas. He is well-known throughout the archdiocese as a retreat presenter and parish mission speaker.

Father Donald Calloway, MIC

Father Donald Calloway, MIC

Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception

SPEAKING ON - "Mary, Masterpiece of Femininity" & "The Rosary: Spiritual Sword of Mary"

BIO - Before his conversion to Catholicism, Father Calloway was a high school dropout who had been kicked out of a foreign country, institutionalized twice, and thrown in jail multiple times. After his radical conversion through the help of the Blessed Virgin Mary, was ordained a priest May 31, 2003 at the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, MA. Fr. Calloway has written many academic articles, authored seven books, and is the editor of two. His favorite hobby is surfing!

Mother Adela Galindo, SCTJM

Mother Adela Galindo, SCTJM

Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus & Mary

SPEAKING ON - "Heart to Heart: Jesus’ Longing for Women" & "Inflame: How Women are Uniquely Called to Kindle the Heart of Humanity"

BIO - We are so excited that Mother Adela is coming back!! Born in Leon, Nicaragua, Mother Adela became actively involved in the Charismatic Renewal, which led her to a deep love for the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus. In 1984, she made a total consecration of herself to the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This consecration introduced her into a new phase in her life: to contemplate more profoundly the love of Christ’s Pierced Heart. In 1990, she founded the Religious Institute “Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary” in Miami, Florida. Their charism is to be a living image and presence of the Heart of Mary in the Heart of the Church and in the heart of the world, and to place their Marian charism and the potentialities of their feminine genius in full communion and at the service of the pope.

Colleen C. Mitchell

Colleen C. Mitchell

Author, Mom, Co-Founder - St. Bryce Missions

SPEAKING ON - "When We Were Eve: Uncovering the Woman God Created You to Be" & "Who Does He Say You Are? Women Transformed by Christ in the Gospels"

BIO - Colleen is wife to Greg of 17 years and mother to five precious sons here on earth, Bryce, who flew home to heaven in his sleep on September 1, 2009, and four little ones lost to miscarriage. In 2011, the Mitchells formed St. Bryce Missions, serving the Cabecar indigenous peoples of Costa Rica. They run the St. Francis Emmaus Center to provide access to medical care, support and health education to indigenous mothers.

Receive Tools for Everyday Living.

Dive into your complimentary conference packet. Get connected with women who share your heart. Browse ministries and vendors catering to your faith needs in our Exhibitor Gallery. It’s no wonder we don’t conclude by saying, “It’s over,” but rally together and “go forth!”

Women stop to speak with an exhibitor

Getting There

Pedrotti’s North Wind Ranch

This year, Pedrotti’s North Wind Ranch is our secluded sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Pedrotti’s is not your typical ranch; it’s a popular event venue! You’ll drive in to discover a charming Old West facade, and walk through the doors to your spiritual oasis for the weekend.

Pedrotti’s is a family-owned venue on the northwest side of San Antonio, with an address in the City of Helotes. It’s a 5 minute drive to Our Lady of Guadalupe parish in Helotes, and less than 10 minutes’ drive to the tranquil Mount Schoenstatt Shrine.

Parking

Free, lot parking. Space is limited; carpooling is encouraged.

13715 FM 1560 North
Helotes, TX 78023

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Prepare Your Heart

The CWC Prayer

Lord Jesus, thank you for the constant love you have for me. Thank you for the gift of life and the gift of faith.

Today, take me into your Sacred Heart and renew my life. I open my heart to your grace, to be healed where healing is needed. Replace any wounds or worries with your peace and joy. Send your Holy Spirit into my life. Guide me to be the woman you have created me to be: your beloved daughter, disciple, and friend. Make me a woman of faith, hope and charity. Please remove any obstacles which keep me from living this way.

Lord, pour out your grace upon this year’s Catholic Women’s Conference, upon the planning efforts, and upon many women – that they may hear your invitation and respond. May the Conference be a time of spiritual renewal, healing, reconciliation and joy for all who attend.

Thank you, Lord Jesus. For all this, I pray in your sweet Name.
Mary, Mother of God, Our Lady of Hope, pray for us.
Amen.

Hail, Mary…

Our Lady’s Intercession

Each year, we prayerfully select a patron saint and a title for the Blessed Virgin Mary under which we ask her intercession. This year, we are asking our dear Mother to pray for us under the title Our Lady of Hope. This name derives from an 1871 apparition of Mary in Pontmain, France, in a small town fearing impending effects of international war.

Our Lady of Hope, pray for us.

Our Patron Saint

Our patron saint for this year is also known as the Apostle of the Sacred Heart. We are confident that Our Lord Jesus led us to each speaker this year because he wants to share with you a message from his Heart.

Marguerite Marie was a young nun when, on the Eve of St. John’s Feast, she experienced Jesus’ presence in the Holy Eucharist profoundly. He revealed to her the immensity of his love.

St. Margaret Mary, pray for us.