2019 Catholic Women’s Conference

November 2, 2019 @ 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Saint Bede Catholic Church
3686 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, Va
Center for Marriage, Family, and Life
2019 Catholic Women's Conference @ Saint Bede Catholic Church


On Saturday, November 2, 2019, the diocese will host the 7th Annual Catholic Women’s Conference at Saint Bede Catholic Church in Williamsburg. There will be two simultaneous conferences taking place – one for English speakers and one for Spanish speakers. The conference features keynote speakers, breakout opportunities, music, vendors, box lunch, Adoration, and Reconciliation. The Bishop will celebrate a Saturday morning Mass to start the day.






Registration Cost

The $40 early-bird registration option is available through October 15, 2019. Beginning on October 16, 2019, registration will be available for $50. After October 28, 2019, registration will only be available at the door for $55. Cancellations will not be refunded for any reason. As usual, the conference is free for all professed women religious who live in community (i.e., professed nuns or Religious Sisters who are part of an order). Lunch will be provided.


Keynote Speakers

Our first Keynote Speaker for the day is Chika Anyanwu. Chika is an international Catholic speaker currently based in Anaheim, California. A parish confirmation coordinator and young adult minister for eight years in Southern California, Chika is a two-time alumna of the National Evangelization Teams Ministries (NET Ministries, USA) and currently serves as an area contact for the Life Teen youth ministry movement while still spreading the Gospel full time. Chika is a part of a big and beautiful Nigerian family, loves coffee, and strives for sainthood every day, although bad drivers challenge her sanctity.


Our second Keynote Speaker is Mary Lenaburg. Mary is a full-time author and Catholic speaker who has given keynotes at conferences across the country. A writer with Take Up & Read, her work has appeared in five meditation books. Her first book was published earlier this year, entitled “Be Brave in the Scared,” which is an uplifting account of human frailty (and stubbornness) surrendered to faith. Mary tells the heart-rending story of how caring for her severely disabled daughter affected her self-image, marriage, family life, and faith. Mary has served her home parish in many roles, including Liturgy Coordinator and Confirmation catechist.

This event will take place from 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.