Sr. Dede Bryne will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming in-person Dynamic Women of Faith Conference to be held on the Solemnity of the Annunciation, Saturday, March 25, 2023, at Old Mill Toronto Event Venue, 21 Old Mill Road, Toronto.
If you’re a mom struggling to decide whether or not to go to this dynamic conference, there are so many excellent reasons to attend. As a previous DWOF attendee myself, I can tell you that you will not be disappointed. It is a life-changing event, and you will come home feeling more energized in your faith and as a Catholic woman because:
1. There will be dynamic and inspiring speakers and an excellent keynote speaker that will help you to nourish your Catholic faith.
Sr. Dede is an incredibly gifted speaker and an inspiring example of serving others. In a previous televised convention, she stated: “As a physician, I can say without hesitation: Life begins at conception. While what I have to say may be difficult for some to hear, I am saying it because I am not just pro-life, I am pro-eternal life. I want all of us to end up in heaven together someday.”
She may not be as well-known as some of the previous keynote speakers of the Dynamic Women of Faith Conferences, she is nonetheless one of the most interesting and inspiring. Sister Deirdre “Dede” Mary Byrne has spent her life serving others in many different capacities. She served as a colonel (retired) in the U.S. Army Medical Corps; a missionary surgeon in the operating rooms of underdeveloped countries, and has been a professed sister of the Little Workers of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary for over twenty years. Sister Dede lives each role with skill, humility, and compassion.
Her presentation for this conference is entitled, “The Heroes of My Life Lead Me to Our Lady.” Our Lady is the model and example for all physical and spiritual mothers.
Other inspiring speakers for this year’s conference include the Most Reverend Robert Kasun, CSB, who will be presiding over the closing Mass will talk about the Solemnity of the Annunciation, ”Dr. Josephine Lombardi, who will be speaking on Healing and Forgiveness, Diana Filipiak, Kasia Ryba, Sandra Wojcik will be presenting a talk entitled, Journeying with Mary as a Woman, Wife, Mother and Friend, and Dorothy Pilarski will be speaking on Why Minister to Moms: How to Start a Catholic Moms Group.
2. Dynamic speakers are only one aspect of this conference that will strengthen your faith. Since it takes place during Lent, attending this conference will help to invigorate your Lenten journey.
You’ll meet other Catholic Christian women and mothers who will enrich your lives and can develop into long-lasting friendships. These intimate conversations with our fellow sisters in Christ can also be life-changing.
Since the conference takes place during Lent, it’s the ideal way to invigorate your Lenten journey and take it up a notch.
3. Catholic vendors will be available for you to gather information and shop for religious items.
If you’re anything like me, you love shopping at authentically Catholic bookstores and shops. At this conference, it’s like having a mall of Catholic stores, ministries, and information.
4. It’s such a dynamic conference that many of the women who come to this conference have attended previous conferences and will attend future ones.
As I said, you will not be disappointed! Attendee Susan says this conference, “has been pivotal for giving me the courage to live an authentic Catholic faith. It taught me basic foundations and helped me make good choices as a woman and mother. This conference is a life-changer and has been an absolute must in my life for almost a decade. It has strengthened me to forgive and love others better and has helped me grow to be happier with inner joy and peace. Thank you to all the amazing organizers/speakers and contributors.”
Another frequent attendee, Judith, says, “What an inspiring, fun, uplifting day – food for the soul. It speaks directly to a woman’s heart. From year-to-year, you continue to surprise and delight! Thank you so much, to so many!”
So…is the Holy Spirit calling you to attend this conference? If so, what are you waiting for? You’ll have a chance to go to confession (if you want), connect with old friends, meet new friends, all on beautiful grounds of the Old Mill. Have you ever been? Consider the day your sanctuary in the middle of chaos, your time to fill up your tank with grace, joy and hope! Wait no more.
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Ellen Gable Hrkach is an award-winning author of twelve books and a contributor to numerous others. Ellen is also a self-publishing book consultant, editor, NFP teacher, Marriage Preparation instructor, and Theology of the Body teacher. She and her husband, James, are the parents of five adult sons ages 22 to 34, grandparents to two precious grandchildren, and live in Pakenham, Ontario. In her spare time, Ellen enjoys playing trivia games, genealogy, watching classic movies, and reading on her Kindle.