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Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Carolyn Woo

Carolyn Woo

President/CEO, Catholic Relief Services

Keynote title: “Working for a Better World: God, Neighbor, Self”

Kathleen Sprows Cummings

Associate Professor of History, University of Notre Dame,
Director of the Cushwa Center of the Study of American Catholicism

Keynote title: "Catholic Women and Leadership: Witness from the Past, Wisdom for the Future"

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Sister Mary Catherine Hilkert, OP

Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame

Keynote title: "Go and Tell: The Testimony of Women and the Faith of the Church"

Breakout Sessions

Tammy Becht, Director of “One Bread, One Cup,” Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology

Title: "Maintaining Balance and Respite"

Kathryn Lilla Cox, Associate Professor of Theology, College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota

Title: "Transcending Women’s States of Life: Insights into Our Giftedness from Scripture, the Rule of Benedict, and Infertility"

Ann Garrido, Associate Professor of Homiletics, Aquinas Institute, St. Louis, Missouri

Title: “Challenging Conversations: Strategies for Working through the Conflicts We Face as Women in Ministry”

Sister Teresa Gunter, OSB, Vocation Director, Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand, Indiana

Title: "Ideas for Discerning a Religious Vocation"

Edward Hahnenberg, Professor of Systematic Theology, John Carroll University, Cleveland, Ohio

Title: "Leading the Way: Discerning a Call to Lay Ecclesial Ministry"

Sister Karen Joseph, OSB, Sister of St. Benedict, Board Member, Alliance for International Monasticism

Title: “Harvest of Wisdom: Exploring the Heart of Benedictine Spirituality and Its Timeless Values”

Nancy Pineda-Madrid, Associate Professor of Theology and Latino/Latina Ministry, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry

Title: "Tragedy and the Cultivation of Hope"

Sister Guadalupe Ramírez, MCDP, Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology, Mexican-American Catholic College, San Antonio, Texas

Title: "The New Horizon in Hispanic Female Leadership"

Nancy Pineda-Madrid, Associate Professor of Theology and Latino/Latina Ministry, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry

Title: "Tragedy and the Cultivation of Hope"

C. Vanessa White, Assistant Professor of Spirituality and Ministry, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, Illinois

Title: "A Ministry Mosaic: Intercultural Leadership in Today's World"

Sister Kate Willegal, OSB, Sister of St. Benedict, Nurse Clinician of Post-Surgical and Pediatric Services at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center, and 

Sister Rose Mary Rexing, OSB, Sister of St. Benedict, Executive Director of Mission Integration, Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center

Title: "Women Transforming Healthcare Through Radical Loving Care"

Bishops' Reflections

Most Rev. Charles Thompson, Bishop of Evansville

Most Rev. Joseph Tobin, C.S.s.R., Archbishop of Indianapolis

Conference Song

Janèt Sullivan Whitaker, Liturgical Composer

Preacher for the Opening Vespers

Kerry Robinson, Executive Director, The National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management