Welcome to your Future with Hope!

SCHEDULE (Subject to change)


  • 4 p.m.: Exhibitor setup
  • 5-7 p.m.: Registration, reception, special ice ​breaker, heavy hors d'oeuvres
    and wine

  • 7 p.m.: Welcome, opening prayer
  • 7:15 p.m.: Erin Benbennick, "Witness: A Tangled Skein"
  • 8 p.m.: Tony DeCristofaro, "Pity, Piety, and the Pieta: A Look at Duty,
    ​Obligation, and Love"
  • 8:40 p.m.: Evening prayer
  • 9-10 p.m.: Continued social/exhibitor/wine time... or visit the adoration chapel!


  • 8-9 a.m.: Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation (FWH will supplement
    the number of priests typically hearing confessions ​on Saturday mornings);
    coffee, juice and ​water available in the conference venue

  • 9 a.m.: Mass with the St. Agnes community
  • 9:45 a.m.: Welcome; prayer; breakfast
  • 10:10 a.m.: Maria Suarez Hamm, "Growing in Faith and Years"
  • 10:45 a.m.: Discussion groups; initial focus on speakers' observations
  • 11:40 a.m.: Break
  • 12 p.m.: Alejandra Segura: "What Is Your Fiat Post-40?"
  • 12:40 p.m.: Lunch
  • 1:30 p.m.: Spiritual treasure hunt
  • 2:15 p.m.: Break
  • 2:30 p.m.: Mary Elizabeth Sperry: "Decluttering Post-40"
  • 3:30 p.m.: Conference recap
  • 3:45 p.m.: Closing prayer
For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. (Jeremiah 29:11 NRSVCE)

Oct. 12-13, 2018, St. Agnes Catholic Church, Arlington, VA

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(July 21-Sept. 3, $159; if space remains after Labor Day, $175)

From left: Mary Elizabeth Sperry, Alejandra Segura, Maria Suarez Hamm, Tony DeCristofaro, Erin Benbennick.

The third annual fall Future with Hope Women's conference for Catholic women over 40 is open for registration!  Check out our great speakers and more, and register now for just $139 through July 20. You'll also
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