Leah Darrow and Teresa Tomeo will be speaking at a Catholic women’s conference titled, “Behold I Make All Things New,” at the Hearthstone Manor in Depew on March 17, 2012.
A Catholic women’s conference titled, “Behold I Make All Things New,” will take place at the Hearthstone Manor in Depew on Saturday, March 17, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This daylong retreat will begin with Mass and feature a series of talks to refresh the spirit of women.
“The theme, ‘Behold, I Make All Things New,’ was the perfect Scripture quote to use as we wanted to give women an experience of renewal and transformation,” said Jim Wright, president and general manager of WLOF 101.7 FM. “God can transform us into the creation we were meant to be if we let Him fashion us anew by trusting in His plan for us.”
Women of all ages are encouraged to attend as the talks are beneficial for those in all stages of life, from high school through retirement. Speaking at the conference will be former top model Leah Darrow, from the hit reality show “America’s Next Top Model” and current speaker for Catholic Answers.
“Leah Darrow appeals to young women as she talks about her struggle with fashion, modesty, and chastity,” said Sarah Buttino, conference coordinator.
Notable Catholic media expert Teresa Tomeo, author and host of the syndicated talk show “Catholic Connection” heard weekdays on WLOF 101.7 FM, will also speak.
“Teresa Tomeo appeals to women slightly older as she shares her wisdom about finding personal fulfillment in God and His Church,” Buttino said.
Mother Olga Yaqob known endearingly as “The Mother Teresa of Baghdad” and the foundress and mother servant of the Daughters of Mary of Nazareth, will have a timeless message for women of all ages as she will reflect on how God can use us despite our imperfections.
Emcee for the conference is Emmy award-winning news anchor and reporter Maryalice Demler from WGRZ-TV.
“Maryalice will add greatly to the conference with her professionalism and connection to women experiencing transformation in their lives,” said Buttino.
Demler has covered such stories as World Youth Day in Toronto, Pope John Paul II’s funeral in Rome and Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to New York City.
Conference tickets, which include a boxed lunch, may be purchased at an early bird rate of $40 (with a student discount rate of $30) until March 1. After March 1, all ticket prices are $50. Admission at the door will be $60. Buy nine tickets and the 10th is free.
For more information or to register go to www.wlof.net or call toll-free 877-888-6279.
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