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I had such an awesome day at the Phoenix Catholic Women's Conference last Saturday (March 16).
And not just because I got to spend the day with my gorgeous goddaughter, Monica, and her beautiful mother, Luisa.
Danya, Danya's mom, and Eli.
|That's Eli the baby whisperer with Monica. You can see Danya's leg, and the gal in the pink sweater is Danya's mom.|
And not just because I had an awesome confession. It was one of those where you end up crying, and the priest gives you a super-easy penance even though you feel like you should be in sackcloth and ashes for the next fifty years.
And not just because I remembered to bring along the crucifixes I bought for the kids' bedrooms and had them blessed by Bishop Navares.
It was also because I had the great privilege to listen to some awesome speakers, such as Renee Bondi, Fr. Paul Sullivan, Christine Accurso, and Melanie Pritchard, and fellowship with 649 other faith-filled Catholic women!
Christine Accurso, who is the director of the 1st Way Pregnancy Center here in Phoenix, shared a story that was wonderful. I think she said she'd had 5 miscarriages (+ 3 children on earth). She said that every morning she gave each of her saints in heaven a special prayer intention for the day - and I thought, "What a great idea!" So I've been asking Noel to pray for Pope Francis, and Chris to pray for all priests.
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