2022 Syracuse Catholic Women's Conference
For Such a Time as This:
“Maintaining a Eucharistic Heart in a Broken World"
October 15, 2022
7:30am - 5pm
We happy to announce that the 2022 Syracuse Catholic Women's Conference is back this year at the OnCenter! We look forward to welcoming everyone back!
Our Featured Speakers
Sonja erupted on the scene with her explosive best-selling book, Unleashed, where she shared how the Holy Spirit is freeing her from her patterns of toxic relationships, self-medicating habits, painful circumstances, woundedness, and overwhelming desires. All but one of her books have gone on to be best-sellers.
Now she’s everywhere. Her podcast/radio show Bible Study Evangelista has over 10k email subscribers and 500 monthly donors; is featured on local stations and networks throughout the country and the Discerning Hearts® website; and is now available on the most popular Catholic app for iPhone and Android, Laudate.
Now, Sonja is thrilled to be part of the CatholicTV family with her own show, Evangelista Bible Study, which began airing weekly in September 2019.
Sonja offers brief, topical Bible study series that are immediately and obviously relevant to contemporary life, and always with a focus on healing and rest. You can catch her current shows by subscribing below to the Monday morning email, or listen via podcast on iTunes, TuneIn, GooglePlay, Podbean, or Stitcher.
Look for her newest release: Just Rest, Receiving God’s Renewing Presence in the Deserts of Your Life, a Study of the Exodus with Ave Maria Press fall of 2021.
Sr. Jane Dominic Laurel
Sr. Jane Dominic Laurel is a member of the St. Cecilia Congregation of Dominican
Sisters of Nashville, Tennessee. She received her Doctorate in Sacred Theology
from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome, Italy. She has been
active in her religious community's teaching apostolate for over fifteen years and has assisted with the theological formation of the newest members of her religious congregation. In addition to contributing articles to a number of journals and magazines, including the Vatican newspaper (L'Osservatore Romano), The
National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, The Linacre Quarterly, and the Baylor
University Medical Center Proceedings, Sister has served as editor-in-chief of her
Congregation's book, Praying as a Family (also available in Spanish, Chinese, and
Arabic versions). With EWTN, she directed a television series of the same title.
She has also served as the creator and founding Director of the University of
Dallas Studies in Catholic Faith & Culture Program.
The Most Rev. Terry R. LaValley
Bishop of Ogdensberg
The second of six children, Bishop LaValley was born in Plattsburgh, New York. He was raised in St. Ann's Parish and received his early education at Mooers Central School in Mooers, New York. Bishop LaValley graduated from Northeastern Clinton Central High School in Champlain, New York. He attended the State University of New York at Albany (SUNY Albany) for two years. In 1977. LaValley enlisted in the United States Navy, serving there until 1983. In 1980, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from SUNY Albany.
In 1983, LaValley entered Wadhams Hall Seminary College in Ogdensburg, earning a Certificate of Studies in Philosophy the following year. He continued his studies at Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora, New York. He received a Master of Divinity degree from Christ the King in 1988.
Rev. LaValley was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Ogdensburg by Bishop Stanislaus J. Brzana on September 24, 1988. His first assignment was as a curate at Sacred Heart Parish in Massena, New York. Rev.LaValley completed his graduate studies at St. Paul's University in Ottawa, Ontario, where he earned a Doctor of Canon Law degree in 1994.
Upon his return to New York, Rev. LaValley was named administrator of both St. Peter's Parish in Hammond, New York and St. Patrick's Mission Parish in Rossie, New York, as well as adjutant judicial vicar for the diocese. In 1996, LaValley became episcopal vicar for diocesan services and chancellor of the diocese. In addition to these responsibilities, he was appointed pastor of St. Raphael Parish in Heuvelton, New York (1998) and administrator of St. James Parish in Gouverneur, New York (1999). He returned to St. Raphael's in 2000, and became rector of St. Mary's Cathedral Parish in 2003.
On February 23, 2010, Rev. LaValley was appointed as the fourteenth bishop of the Diocese of Ogdensburg by Pope Benedict XVI
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