Mother and daughter share their faith together at the Gather Us In 2013 women’s conference

With only one week left to register for the Gather Us In 2013 women’s conference, think about taking your daughter with you. Here is a story of a mother and daughter who are attending their third conference together. Several mothers and daughters are coming – join us in Worcester, MA on November 2nd.


ValLimar Jansen: The power of the story – sharing the Gospel through word and song

I am really excited about this keynote speaker for our 2013 Gather Us In women’s conference set for November 2 at the DCU Center in Worcester. ValLimar Jansen is a powerful gospel singer and story teller, sure to inspire! There’s still time to register – see the end of the post for details.

Three practices of the abundant life from Sr. Bridget Haase, O.S.U.

Meeting Sr. Bridget Haase, OSU has been a watershed moment in my life for reasons I can’t reveal just now. Her book, Generous Faith, is beautifully written with compelling and heartfelt stories that lead you into a deeper appreciation of your faith. I highly recommend this book which, by the way, is very pleasing to hold and read if you’re into the tactile experience of reading. 🙂
Sr. Bridget is coming to speak at the Gather Us In Women’s Conference on November 2, 2013 at the DCU Center in Worcester. The end of the post has all the details.

“All is Well:” Peggy Patenaude’s message at the Gather Us In 2013 women’s conference in Worcester, MA

On November 2, The Commission for Women of the Diocese of Worcester, MA (which I chair) is holding it’s biennial women’s conference, Gather Us In 2013 at the DCU Center. Registration is open and you can download the brochure and registration form at

I’ve been profiling the speakers for our conference in articles written for the Catholic Free Press. Here is a profile of one of our workshop presenters, Peggy Patenaude.

Women of New England, I hope to see you at our conference!