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Finding God in Truth and Beauty
National Catholic Women’s Convention set for April 18-21, 2013

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Today, for faith to grow, we must lead ourselves and the persons we meet…into contact with The Beautiful…Nothing can bring us into close contact with the beauty of Christ himself other than the world of beauty created by faith and light that shines out from the faces of the saints, through whom his own light becomes visible. - Benedict XVI, August 31, 2011 

Inspired by the vision of Pope Benedict XVI, Regnum Christi has chosen the theme for the upcoming National Catholic Women’s Convention to be "Finding God in Truth and Beauty." 

Set for April 18-21, 2013 at Mater Ecclesiae College in Greenville, Rhode Island, this convention is open to all Catholic women, members of Regnum Christi and others who are interested in attending. 

“A year ago, when the convention team began praying about and planning for the theme of this year’s convention, we were inspired with the vision of Benedict XVI in what he calls the ‘via pulchritudinis’ – the way of beauty,” said Kerrie Rivard, National Director of Regnum Christi Support.  “We didn’t realize then that we would be looking at Benedict XVI’s legacy as we cross a new threshold with a newly elected successor of Peter accepting the keys of the Church in the weeks preceding the convention.  We are honored and excited to be able to dive together into this gift our Holy Father has left with us at this special time.” 

Rivard said those who attend the convention “will explore the ways God reaches out to his people, and the way we have sought him through the centuries and contemporarily through the arts, the liturgy, philosophy, human relationship, and prayer.” 

“We’ll enjoy the company and share prayer with other Catholic women from around North America and with the consecrated women of Regnum Christi who study at Mater Ecclesiae College. We will also have priests of the Legionaries of Christ speaking to us and making available the sacraments and spiritual direction.” 

Featured speakers at the conference will include Fr. Roger Landry, an expert on the thought of Pope John Paul II, the Theology of the Body, apologetics, and on contemporary issues in the Church; Fr. Evaristo Sada LC, who currently leads a new initiative to support the prayer life and holiness of Legionaries and Regnum Christi members; and Dr. Joan Kingsland, who teaches theology at Mater Ecclesiae College in Rhode Island.  

Workshops for RC lay section directors, section assistants, group Leaders and team leaders will be held April 17-18, just prior to the convention.  For more information and registration information, click here for the program brochure.









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