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Diocese of Portland, Maine's 7th Annual Women's Conference

Start Date:

2018-05-05

Start Time:

8:01AM

End Time:

4:30PM

Location:

Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland

Description:

Join the Diocese of Portland on May 5, 2018, at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland for the 7th annual Maine Catholic Women's Conference. The conference will feature dynamic speakers, the "His Own" music ministry, Mass, adoration, and vendors.
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Keynote Speaker
This year's keynote speaker is Sister Miriam James Heidland, a member of the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity, who has traveled throughout the world inviting others to deepen their relationship with God.  Once a successful college athlete attracted to a partying lifestyle, Sister Miriam James says she wasn't truly happy until she found God. She shared her story in the 2014 book, Loved as I Am, An Invitation to Conversion, Healing, and Freedom through Jesus.
Featured Presentation
The conference will also feature a talk by Colleen Stratton, a victim-survivor of human trafficking and a member of the outreach team for Eye Heart World, a non-profit dedicated to combatting human trafficking.  Eye Heart World provides aftercare resources for trafficking victims, prevention for at-risk youth, and training for professionals and community members.
Music Ministry
Enjoy the "His Own" music and ministry, featuring Kara Klein, Maria Spears, and Christine Simpson. "His Own" was formed by the three friends who wanted to combine their love for Jesus, passion for music, and desire to proclaim the joy of the feminine heart. Through their music and ministry, they hope to inspire women to come before the Lord as they are, to encounter his unique love for them, and to be reminded of the eternal measure of their feminine dignity and worth.
Cost
The cost of the conference is $55 for those who register by April 6 and $60 afterwards. Continental breakfast and lunch are included. Registration opens March 5 and closes April 30.
Hotel Accommodations
A reduced rate is available for those who wish to book a room at the Holiday Inn By the Bay. Call the hotel at 1-800-345-5050 and mention the Catholic Women's Conference when booking. 
Connect with Us
For more information about the conference:  207-321-7898.  Follow them on Twitter! @mainecwc