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August 28, 2014

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In Her Cherished Heart Women's Conference to be held September 13

SPRINGFIELD – A women’s conference, “In Her Cherished Heart 2014” (IHCH 2014) will be held Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Chiara Center in Springfield, Illinois. IHCH 2014 is a day of affirmation, education and relaxation for diocesan women.

Now more than ever, so many women in the Church are asking themselves: what does Catholicism have to offer to me? Is there a place for me in the Church? What does it mean to be a modern day Catholic woman?

Conference speaker, Pat Gohn, author of Blessed, Beautiful and Bodacious, draws on decades of women’s ministry experience. Her popular Catholic women’s podcast “Among Women,” and her own story as a wife and mother proclaiming the Church’s compelling vision of every woman will be among the highlights of the conference day. Gohn says to all women that “you have dignity (blessed), you are gifted (beautiful), and you have a mission (bodacious).”

IHCH 2014 will be a day to affirm local women in their dignity as daughters of God; educate them about the gifts God has given them as women; encourage them to live their mission of spiritual/physical motherhood in their families, the Church and society. The day will also offer the celebration of Mass, lunch, vendors and goody bags. A Mothers’ Room is available for babies under 1 year of age.

Registration forms are on the website http://cherishedheartconference.com. For more information, email the team at cherishedheartteam@gmail.com.

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The IHCH 2014 is sponsored by the Office for Marriage & Family Life and the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois; made possible in part by the Annual Catholic Services Appeal.