Our mission is to foster an appreciation for the personal dignity of women, to encourage women to know and love God, and to inspire them to use their feminine gifts for the transformation of family and society.

The CWC is an event for healing, for spiritual direction, for receiving tools for everyday living and resources for education. CWC is presented by Pilgrim Center of Hope’s Ministry of Conferences.

All women are welcome. You don’t have to be perfect to begin anew in Christ!

We especially thank the following for their support toward the costs of CWC.

Shavano Family Practice
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September 20 & 21, 2019

Activity Center @ St. Margaret Mary Church
1314 Fair Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78223

American Sign Language Interpretation will be available for the Deaf Community.

More details to be announced. Sign up for our email list for updates!

April 12 & 13, 2019

Thank you to all who joined us at the Event Center @ St. Mark the Evangelist Church for a transformative event!

2019 Signature Tee Shirt

This year’s shirt is a tribute to Our Lady of Hope, who appeared to little children in Pontmain, France wearing a beautiful blue robe covered with stars. The design also features our conference theme; Jesus’ invitation to you and every person, from the Gospel according to Matthew… “Come to me, all who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.”

Royal blue. Spun cotton.

You can reserve your Signature Shirt when you register. Before clicking “Checkout,” also be sure to select how many shirts you want to order.

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!

Women pray the Lord's prayer with the Archbishop presiding at the altar

Find Direction.

Speakers at this conference speak to all women. Come and gain an appreciation for your personal dignity, receive encouragement to know and love God, and inspiration to use your unique gifts for the transformation of your family and society.

Fr. Daniel Villarreal

Fr. Daniel Villarreal

Presenting at about the Blessed Virgin Mary (Title TBA)

Father Daniel Villarreal was born in Monterrey, México, being the fourth and last son of Hector and Nelda Villarreal. Interested in science, he holds a Bachelor of Science in chemistry, and completed graduate studies in bioethics in Mexico. His interesting work history includes work as a chemist in Switzerland and as a high school and college professor in his native country.

His vocation call originated through experiences he had while serving in a vibrant evangelization ministry for many years. After a long process of discernment, Daniel came to San Antonio in 2012, joining Assumption Seminary. He pursued graduate studies in spirituality at Oblate School of Theology, where he researched the areas of charismatic spirituality and inner healing.

He is the founder of a lay ministry that works in Mexico and the United States dedicated to the evangelization of the youth and young adults. He coordinates a family catechesis program present in several parishes of our Archdiocese. He is also the director of Dosis, a ministry of inner healing and deliverance.

Fr. Daniel was very recently ordained to the priesthood on May 20, 2017, and serves as parochial vicar for Holy Trinity parish. We love the presence and energy he brings, and we believe you will, too!

More speakers for the September event are being discerned & invited. Check back again soon.

FRI., SEPT. 20, 2019Schedule is being discerned.
SAT. SEPT. 21, 2019Schedule is being discerned.

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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.

Hail, Mary…

Catholic Women’s Conference – Prayer Brunch Table Sponsor

Show your support for the Catholic Women’s Conference. Sponsor this ministry table at the Prayer Brunch, and help us continue!

Your generous gift will help provide…

  • Speaker stipends, lodging
  • Printing of event programs, flyers, prayer cards
  • Rosary bracelet for each woman
  • Interpreters for the Deaf
  • Audio-visual costs
  • Catering
  • Venue rental

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How can I bring a CWC to my local area?

We encourage you to build up and strengthen the women’s conferences already taking place in your area or local diocese. Contact your diocesan office to see what is available.

If your area does not yet offer a CWC, we are here to help! Contact us!

Having offered the Catholic Women’s Conference for 17 years, and having mentored rural communities and other dioceses to begin their own event, we at Pilgrim Center of Hope are confident that many women are ready to bring a CWC closer to their own community.

How can my parish host a mini CWC for our local women?

So glad you asked! Pilgrim Center of Hope will soon be formally announcing its Speaker Team, enabling you to call on PCH for a mini-CWC at your parish, or other parish-based events; like Evenings/Mornings with Mary, Socials with the Saints, and Spiritual Pilgrimages.

Plus, PCH will be offering a new “Meet the Master” Saturday morning reflection series at our peaceful Center in 2019, and continuing the beloved monthly Socials with the Saints.

Yes, this all means more opportunities to encounter Jesus! And still more is on the horizon!