Women are the greatest untapped resource in the world, and in the Church. But who is going to take seriously the real issues women face, and explore where faith can empower women's real lives?

At a time when women are leading like never before, FemCatholic is bringing together women from across the country for a day of education, connection, and activation.

Join us October 29, 2022 in Nashville!

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Agenda + Speakers

(Please note schedule is subject to change.)

8am -  Registration and Breakfast

9am - "Why Does Feminism Need Catholicism?" - Abigail Favale, Ph.D.

10am - "Women's Health Post-Roe: What's Needed Now?" Panel Discussion

Dr. Denise Montagnino, OBGYN

Abby Jorgensen, Birth & Bereavement Doula

Marcia Lane-McGee, New Wave Feminists

Leah Jacobson, Women's Health Advocate

11am - FemCatholic In Action Together Networking Session - attendee connection + networking on social issues

11:30am - Lunch and Exhibitors Open

              -Lunch + Learns:

"With All Her Mind: A Call to the Intellectual Life" - Rachel Bulman

"Rehumanize: A Vision to Secure Human Rights for All" - Aimee Murphy

1pm - Innovating Media + Women's Voices in the Church - Panel with FemCatholic Team

2pm – Breakouts

"Wants, Needs + Boundaries: How Clear Communication About Intimacy Helps Your Relationship" - Regina Boyd, LHMC

"Finding Purpose + Meaning When Life Doesn't Look How You Expected" - Lillian Fallon

3pm – "Nowhere + Everywhere: Finding a Place in the Tension" - Sr. Josephine Garrett

Lillian Fallon is the Customer Experience Manager at Litany NYC, a Catholic fashion label based in New York. Previously working as the style editor at Verily Magazine, Lillian is passionate about exploring the connection between the physical and interior of the human person as seen through personal style. Believing that sartorial choices can dignify the body and aid in the expression of the soul, Lillian draws from St. Pope John Paul II's Theology of The Body as her primary source of inspiration. She is currently finishing up, Theology of Style, a book based on her findings.

Regina Boyd is the Founder of Boyd Counseling Services, a Catholic licensed mental health practice that provides in-person and virtual services for couples and individuals. She works with clients who are experiencing stress, life changes, desire healthy emotional connection, and seek to develop problem solving strategies within their relationships. Regina is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She is also a featured contributor to the #1 Catholic App, the Hallow app. She lives in Orlando, Florida with her husband of almost 13 years and their beautiful daughter.

Sister Josephine is a native Texan, born and raised in Houston. She graduated from the University of Dallas with a BA in Political Philosophy with a Business Concentration. Sister entered the banking industry, serving for 10 years as a Vice President in the Home Loans division of Bank of America in the roles of Operations Manager of a staff of 200 and later as a Project Manager. 

Sister was raised Baptist and entered the Catholic Church in 2005. Later, in November of 2011, she began her formation to be a religious Sister. In November of 2020 Sister Josephine professed her final vows as a Sister of the Holy Family of Nazareth.

She is a licensed counselor. serving as the school counselor for the cathedral grade school in Tyler, TX, and also in private practice. Sister has also served in vocations ministry and as a national speaker for youth and young adults.

Abigail Favale, Ph.D., is a professor in the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame. She has an academic background in gender studies and feminist literary criticism, and now writes and speaks regularly on topics related to women and gender from a Catholic perspective. Her latest book The Genesis of Gender: A Christian Theory was just released in June 2022 by Ignatius Press. Abigail was received into the Catholic Church in 2014, and her conversion memoir, Into the Deep: An Unlikely Catholic Conversion, traces her journey from birthright evangelicalism to postmodern feminism to Roman Catholicism. Abigail's essays and short stories have appeared in print and online for publications such as First Things, The Atlantic, Church Life, and Potomac Review. She was awarded the J.F. Powers Prize for short fiction in 2017. Abigail lives with her husband and four children in South Bend, Indiana.

Location + Hotel

FemCatholic Conference 2022 will be held in Nashville, TN at the Sheraton Music City, a fabulous, award-winning hotel located conveniently next to the Nashville airport with free shuttle service for guests.

Just 15 minutes from downtown Nashville, this year's venue is perfect whether you're coming in for the day or spending an entire girls' weekend around the town.

Stay with us at Sheraton Music City! Conference guests will receive a special room rate of $189/night.

Please  use this special room reservation link or call the hotel to get FemCatholic discounted room pricing. (615-885-2200)

Social Gathering

Friday evening please join us for an informal gathering in the lobby of the hotel Sheraton Music City. More information to follow.

Sunday morning, recommended parish for Mass and brunch - to be announced.

Join us October 29, 2022 in Nashville!

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Tickets are limited due to venue capacity.

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