Archdiocesan Women's Conference



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Virtual Women's Conference 2020:
"Wednesdays with Women" 

What's the plan for 2020?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Archdiocesan Women's Conference, scheduled for November 7, 2020, has been postponed in-person. However, the experience of the Women's Conference will take place in an extended virtual format, running from November 2020 to May 2021 (when registration will open for the 2021 conference). Instead of a full-day event, a chance to "attend" a workshop and prayer experience will be available monthly. These virtual events will take place on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. The evening will be a little taste of the Women's Conference experience: a workshop followed by a unique prayer experience. 
Attendees will register in advance for the virtual evente and are welcome to come as they are - yoga pants or sweatshirt or stilettos, glass of wine or cup of tea - to partake in spiritual nourishment and time in community as a taste of the experience of the Women's Conference in this socially distant time.... and of course, attendees can save their registration fee for the next in-person conference in 2021, because this year will be free of charge! 

How Do I Register for Wednesdays with Women?

Click each month's link below to register! A confirmation link will be sent to you.

March 3, 2021 - Click Here to Register

  • Workshop: Title TBD (presented by Sr. Angela Gertsema, ASCJ)
  • Prayer Experience: Praying Through Lent

May 5, 2021 - Click Here to Register

  • Workshop: Title TBD (presented by Cynthia Psencik) 
  • Prayer Experience: SoulCore - SoulCore is movement born from the desire to nourish body and soul through prayer and core strengthening, functional exercises. The workout involves a combination of core-strengthening and isometric exercises, stretching and overall strengthening of the entire body. It begins with some basic stretches to warm up the body while reciting the Apostle’s Creed. Push-ups are done throughout each of the “Our Father” prayers.  The movements vary for each of the “Hail Mary” prayers. And a stretching position of surrender leads to each “Glory Be” prayer.  Each Mystery begins with a scripture verse and a reflection, offering a time of rest. The end result is a feeling of relaxation, strength and renewal – of body, mind and soul. (Description courtesy of SoulCore 

Previous Month's Workshops and Prayer Experiences

Click on the links below to watch any previous Women's Conference recordings: 
  • January 6, 2021Workshop: Journey with Jesus in 2021 - (presented by Debra Federico) and Prayer Experience: Ignatian Contemplation: Journey with the Magi - (presented by Sara Milone)
  • December 2, 2020 - Workshop: Mary's YES - (presented by Sheri Dursin) and Prayer Experience: Visio Divina - (presented by Michelle Boisseau)
  • November 4, 2020 - Workshop: Love, (Hope, Joy, and Mercy) in the Time of Sorrow (presented by Kerry A. Robinson) and Prayer Experience: Using Technology in Your Prayer Life During Social Distancing (by Kelly Henderschedt and Laura McCaffrey) 

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Past Conferences

2019: "Set the World Ablaze" 

Thank you to all who attended, sponsored, or supported the third annual Archdiocesan Women’s Conference! Thank you, also, to Northwest Catholic High School in West Hartford for hosting us. 
 
Thank you to Catholic Life Photography for providing photographic coverage of the event – click here to access the photo album.

2018: "Woman is the World's Harmony" 

Thank you to all who attended, sponsored, or supported the second annual Archdiocesan Women’s Conference! Over 300 women joined us at the Marriott in Farmington to be inspired by our keynote, nourished by spiritual breakouts, and spend the day in community.
Thank you to Catholic Life Photography for providing photographic coverage of the event – click here to access the photo album.

2017: "Be Strong and Courageous" 

Thank you to all who attended, sponsored, or supported the inaugural Archdiocesan Women’s Conference! Over 250 women came together for a day of inspiration, spiritual nourishment, and sisterhood. We were overwhelmed and delighted by the enthusiasm and infectious joy.
We are grateful to the Catholic Transcript Online for covering the Women’s Conference – their article, “Women’s Conference Inspires Courage in the Face of Life’s Challenges,” can be found here.
Click here to watch That’s the Spirit’s profile of the Women’s Conference on ORTV from October 2017. Click here to watch the day's opening prayer.