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Dynamic Women of Faith – Conference for Catholic Women

March 19, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm



The Perfect Woman: Dealing with Society’s Demands for Perfection
& The Domestic Church: A Mother’s Call To Holiness
Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle is an award-winning journalist and author of twenty books. She is the TV Host of EWTN’s “Everyday Blessings For Catholic Moms”
and “Catholic Mom’s Café.” Donna enjoyed a ten year friendship with Blessed Mother Teresa. She was invited by the Holy See to participate at a Vatican
congress. St. John Paul II has blessed her work. Donna-Marie writes for Magnicat magazine, L’Osservatore Romano, National Catholic Register, Our Sunday
Visitor Newsweekly, Catholic World Report, Catholic Mom, Integrated Catholic Life and more. Her memoir is titled, The Kiss of Jesus: How Mother Teresa and the
Saints Helped Me To Discover the Beauty of the Cross. Visit website: www.donnacooperoboyle.com



Rediscover the Joy of Believing
Where does our joy come from? How do we nd it? What does it look like? How do we know when we have it? In exploring the wisdom of the Psalms and in
sharing real stories of triumph and tragedy, extraordinary and very ordinary moments of life, I hope we will re-discover together the gift of joy.
Anne Jamieson is the Director of Catechesis for the Diocese of Hamilton. She is a wife, mother, teacher, author, and sometimes competitive baker. She holds her Doctor of
Ministry from the University of Toronto. David and Anne live with their four children, ages 10-20, on the family farm- their children being the seventh generation of
Jamiesons to live and work on this land.



The Logic of Anger
Any spiritual director will tell you that there is more and more anger around today than at any other period in recent history. What are the reasons for this?  The
question is very complex; there is no simple answer. Deacon Doug will look at this question from the point of view of logic and the limits of knowledge. But the
way to healing the deeper reservoir of anger will also be explored. 
Doug McManaman is a Deacon of the Archdiocese of Toronto, and he is a teacher at Father Michael McGivney Catholic Academy. He is the past president of the
Canadian Fellowship of Catholic Scholars. He is the author of several books including  Why Be Afraid?, The Logic of Anger, Basic Catholicism, Introduction to Philosophy
for Young People, and A Treatise on the Four Cardinal Virtues. His ministry as a Deacon has been to those who suer from mental illness.



The Power of Prayer
Sister Kateri will give some very practical instruction on prayer with a specic focus on the use of the daily examen prayer or the Ignatian discernment of spirits. 
She will also examine how Our Lady is a model for women for both spiritual growth and inspiration for prayer.
Sr. Maria Kateri is originally from Philadelphia and entered the Sisters of Life in 1995.  The Sisters of Life was founded in 1991 by Cardinal O’Connor and is a
contemplative-active community dedicated to the protection of human life.  She has been in Toronto since 2009 at the Sisters of Life Visitation Mission which provides
assistance to vulnerable pregnant women. Visit the website www.sistersoflife.org 



Looking for Leaders! How to Start a Mothers Group & Why
Dorothy will present a template on how to start a Catholic Mothers Group. You will discover tools, tips and resources that simplify the process.

Dorothy Pilarski is the founder of Dynamic Women of Faith, she is the author of Motherhood Matters. Many have read her columns in the Catholic Register and her blog
Gutsy Catholic Mom. Dorothy has worked with Salt + Light TV co-creating a television series for Catholic mothers called, Mothering, Full of Grace. She is currently
working with a team of dedicated volunteers in launching a new mother’s ministry in the Archdiocese of Toronto. Visit www.CatholicMomsGroup.com to learn more.
Right now we have 18 Mothers Groups in our directory – we are looking for Mothers Group Leaders!

You can register 2 ways.

1) Register online.

2) Mail your registration (name, address and cheque payable to Dynamic Women Association of Ontario) to DWF Conference, 1077
North Service Rd, Unit 29, BOX 20020, Mississauga, ON L4Y 4L2. EARLY BIRD FEE $55 + HST
is $62.15 (before Feb. 20th) $60 + HST is $67.80 after.

Email questions to dynamicwomenfaith@yahoo.ca or call (905 279-7702). Speakers may
change if one becomes unavailable. Registrations can be transferred but not refunded. On
Friday March 18, we are hosting Calling ALL Girls, an event for mothers and their daughters. It
is a separate event with a separate fee. For details and online registration visit


March 19, 2016
8:30 am - 5:00 pm


Dynamic Women of Faith


John Paul II Polish Cultural Centre Mississauga
4300 Cawthra Rd
Mississauga,OntarioL4Z 1V8Canada
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