REGISTER NOW! Just $139 Through June 30!
(July 1-Sept. 3, $159; if space remains after Labor Day, $175)

Welcome to your Future with Hope!

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

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

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

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)

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 June 30. You'll also
have the chance to win a special prize valued at $250!