Over a week ago 60+ women volunteers from throughout central Illinois, ranging in age from 25-60, worked together to honor and celebrate the dignity and vocations of the 400 women who attended the second annual Behold Catholic Women's Conference.
It was beautiful.
It was fun.
It was inspiring.
It was delicious.
It was truly Christ centered and Spirit led.
Here's a few highlight pics:
One of several centerpieces. They were all so gorgeous!
Our food crew putting the last touches on our completely home made breakfast. (And when I say "home made" I mean from scratch!) The men are from St. Mary's Knights of Columbus council - they cheerfully and silently served during breakfast while St. Joseph Newman Center's Knights worked lunch.
The vendor tables! We were thrilled to have, among others, Lagron-Miller Catholic bookstore, the Sisters of St. John, Rose of Sharon Media, Catholic Charities, and our speakers and musician.
The lovely, wonderful, beautiful, joyful Sisters of Life!
Some of our 400 guests enjoying their breakfast.
Many new Marie Miller fans were created at the Behold Conference - she was wonderful!
Filling our seats in the Auditorium.
Sr. Fiat Marie, Sr. Michela, Behold's executive director Rose, Jennifer Fulwiler, me, Sr. Bethany.
Thank you to everyone who came to the Behold Conference! Thank you for being part of such a special day! I hope you left feeling cared for, appreciated, and loved.
Blessed be God!