What Do You Have to Look Forward to at This Year’s Women’s Conference?
- Mass with Bishop Nickless
- The sweet and inspiring wisdom of Sister Anne Marie Walsh of the SOLT community from Willey.
- The motherly presence of Gina Bauer, an experienced speaker and motivator.
- Talks centered around the theme: “The Greatest of these is Love”
- Awesome Fellowship with women from across the Diocese
- Breakfast and Lunch provided
- Opportunities for Confession & throughout the day
- Adoration during check-ins in the morning
This is a very powerful day, and an incredible experience that can be life changing!
Come and experience just all that the Women’s Conference has to offer.
7:45 am – Registration opens/Adoration
8:45 am – Welcome
9:10 am – Sr. Anne Marie Walsh
10:00 am – Break/Vendors
10:20 am – Gina Bauer
11:10 am – Break/Vendors
11:30 am – Sr. Anne Marie Walsh
12:15 pm – Lunch
1:30 pm – Gina Bauer
2:15 pm – Break
2:30 pm – Mass
Keynote 1 (Sr. Anne Marie): Jesus Christ & Women: “They Marveled That He Was Talking With a Woman”
Keynote 2 (Gina Bauer): The Great Mystery: The Church is the Body of Christ
Keynote 3 (Sr. Anne Marie): The Greatest of These is Love
Keynote 4 (Gina Bauer): If You Knew the Gift of God
Get To Know Our Speakers
Gina is a dynamic entertaining speaker, teacher, and trainer with over 30 years of experience. Gina captivates and engages her audience with lively stories and humor. She is able to convey Catholic teachings in a compassionate, down-to-earth style that reaches hearts of listeners. Her vocation as a wife and mother of four personally connects her to audiences on a very real and practical level, drawing them in the beautiful love story of the Catholic Church. Her inspirational speaking moves listeners and equips them with practical tools to live holy lives in today’s culture.
Gina has been a youth minister for more than 30 years, successfully pioneering youth programs in parishes throughout Minnesota. Gina developed and administered vibrant youth programs. Including annual pilgrimages to Steubenville Catholic youth Conferences all over the country, coordinated yearly retreats, weekly Adoration, and scheduled frequent participation in the sacraments for the youth.
Gina has extensive experience training and mentoring religious leaders, lay leaders, and Catholic educators throughout the country. She was invited to the LifeTeen program’s founding parish to train youth ministers from around the country. Gina has been a teacher and speaker for St. Paul Seminary in Minnesota, NET Ministries in the Twin Cities, and the St. John Bosco Conference for catechists and religious educators in Steubenville, Ohio. She has traveled the country serving as a retreat master and trainer for youth and adult groups alike in such venues as the Ave Maria Catholic Youth Conference in Florida, diocesan-sponsored events, individual parish programs, and private retreats. She is an expert of the topic of the dignity and vocation of women in today’s culture.
Gina received her undergraduate degree from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN and her Master’s in Theological Studies from the University of Dallas Institute for Religious and Pastoral Studies.
Sister Anne Marie
Sr. Anne Marie Walsh, SOLT, has been a religious for 35 years, has taught in SOLT schools in the United States and Italy, and served in the formation of seminarians and sisters. She has been involved in pro- life work and in giving retreats and recollections based on the teachings of the Church, particularly Pope St. John Paul II’s teachings on women, family and Theology of the Body.
Sister Anne Marie served in General Administration for 13 years, and as the General Sister Servant (Mother Superior) for the Sisters of the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity for ten years. She currently serves at their Domus Trinitatis retreat center in Carroll, Iowa directing retreats, adult faith formation, writing and offering whatever else may be needed or requested.
As a cancer survivor, she began a ministry called “Facing Our Immortality” which offers retreats and a support group for those who are newly diagnosed, battling cancer, or preparing to go home to God. A selection of Sr. Anne’s writings can be found at Missionaryinthemodernworld.blogspot.com , homeofthetrinity.com and solt.net. She has been a contributor to various Catholic publications and writes regularly for the Catholic Globe, the newspaper for the Sioux City diocese. The Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT) is a Catholic international missionary community founded in 1958, and currently based in Corpus Christi, Texas. SOLT is composed of all vocations; its priests, brothers, sisters and laity serve on ecclesial family teams in apostolic mission. Learn more at homeofthetrinity.com and solt.net.