2017 Diocesan Women's Conference


Online registration is open and we're filling up fast—click here!

To register by mail, click here for the registration form!

Lunch is included in the registration fee. 

The day includes Mass with Bishop Daniel Garcia, surprise guest testimonials, confession, eucharistic adoration, intercessory prayer teams, great women's fellowship and Catholic books and gifts for purchase. Bring your friends!



Sister Miriam James Heidland, SOLT was raised in Woodland, Washington and graduated from the University of Nevada-Reno where she played volleyball on a scholarship and majored in Communications. Upon graduation, she joined the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT), a missionary community that serves global areas of deepest apostolic need. She holds a master’s degree in Theology from the Augustine Institute.

Sister Miriam speaks internationally on the topics of: Forgiveness and Mercy, Authentic Love and Conversion, The Healing Power of Christ and The Dignity and Beauty of Woman. Her book titled Loved As I Am was released in 2014 from Ave Maria Press. Find her on Twitter: @onegroovynun.


Kathleen Beckman is the President and co-founder of the Foundation of Prayer for Priests (www.foundationforpriests.org), an international apostolate of prayer and catechesis for the holiness of priests and spiritual motherhood/fatherhood. For 25 years she served the church as a Catholic evangelist, writer, retreat director, and assisted priests in the ministry of deliverance and exorcism. Often featured on EWTN, she is the author of several books from Sophia Institute Press: Praying for Priests: A Mission for the New Evangelization, God’s Healing Mercy: Finding Your Path to Forgiveness, Peace and Joy and her newest, When Women Pray: Eleven Catholic Women on the Power of Prayer. 

A wife, mother and grandmother, Kathleen and her husband learned the power of forgiveness
following the murder of a family member, find more at www.kathleenbeckman.com.


Please note: There are no refunds. If you are unable to attend, please contact us about transferring your registration to another woman – or – donate it as a scholarship. Thank you.




Conference Schedule of the Day: 

7: 30 a.m.   Registration, vendors and exhibitors open

9 a.m.         Welcome, opening song, announcements

9:15 a.m.    Keynote: Sr. Miriam James Heidland

10 a.m.       Break

10:30 a.m.  Mass with Bishop Danny E. Garcia

11:45 a.m.   ESCAPE* (lunch break)

1:15 a.m.    Keynote: Kathleen Beckman

2 p.m.         Divine Mercy Chaplet, Door Prizes, & Closing

2:45-3:30 pm. Vendors / Exhibitors remain open for final purchases

*ESCAPE: Eat—Shop—Confess—Adore—Pray—Encounter


Additional information: 


HOTEL INFORMATION: Don't want to drive early Saturday morning? Special room rates for Friday, September 22, at Holiday Inn in Buda. Call (512) 295-8040 and ask for the Santa Cruz Women's Conference rate or use group code SCW to book your room online. All rooms have double beds. In order to receive promotional rate, reservations must be made by September 1!

Vendors & Exhibitors:  Last year our conference sold out and we were at full capacity. Women from throughout the diocese attended for a day full of fellowship.  Vendors, exhibitors and women's ministries add to the conference experience whether offering various merchandise, resources or faith-enriching materials. If you are interested in applying for space at our conference, please complete the application and email as directed. Those applications selected will be notified with further instructions. 

Exhibitor & Vendor Application for 2017 Women's Conference 



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