Pat Gohnis a Catholic writer, retreat leader, conference speaker, catechist, and author of the award-winning book Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious: Celebrating the Gift of Catholic Womanhood as well as All In: Why Belonging to the Catholic Church Matters. She is the host of the Among Women podcast and editor ofCatechistmagazine. Pat lives in North Andover, Massachusetts. She spoke on faith: How it sustains us amid the changes of midlife and beyond.
Mary Beth Bonacci is an internationally known author and speaker whose books includeWe’re on a Mission from GodandReal Love. She is a columnist for theArlington Catholic Herald.Mary Beth is single and lives in the Denver area. She spoke on vocations: How they change post-40 and how God comforts and supports us.
Mary Lenaburgis a writer, speaker, blogger whose credits include Blessed Is She, wife and mother. For twenty-two years, Mary and her family were on a spiritual journey with her daughter Courtney, who suffered from grand mal seizures until her death in 2014. Mary lives in northern Virginia with her husband and grown son. She spoke on redeeming love and its power in her life--and ours.
(From L) Pat Gohn, Mary Beth Bonacci, Mary Lenaburg
2017 sponsors and exhibitors
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Leaving a Legacy, which helps people pass on to future generations the stories of their personal faith journeys, andLiving Advent, which offers workshops, resources and events to Christians who wish to more fully celebrate the Advent and Christmas seasons.
My Life Journeywith life coach Jeanette Engel provides life, career, adoption, and spiritual journey coaching.
Our Lady of Bethesdain Bethesda, MD, offers one-day and weekend spiritual retreats and invites you to encounter Christ in a personal and life-changing way through its programs.
Soli Deo Gloria Sacred Artstrives to meld traditional artistic techniques with advanced technology to create richly engraved and accented adaptations of traditional religious artwork in wood and other natural media.
WMET 1160-AMis the Catholic radio station for the Washington, DC area.