Keynote Speaker: Colleen Carroll Campbell

Author, journalist and former speech writer

Colleen Carroll Campbell is an award-winning author, print and broadcast journalist and former speechwriter for George W. Bush. Her books include her critically acclaimed journalistic study, The New Faithful; her spiritual memoir, My Sisters the Saints, which won two national awards and has been published in five languages; and The Heart of Perfection: How the Saints Taught Me to Trade My Dream of Perfect for God’s, which will be published by Simon & Schuster’s Howard imprint in May. Colleen has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, Christianity Today, America and National Review, and appeared on CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, ABC News, PBS, NPR and EWTN, where she hosted her own television and radio shows for eight years. She speaks to audiences across North America and Europe when she’s not home enjoying her husband and their four children, whom she home schools.   

Featured Speaker: Fr. Ronan Murphy

Marian Movement of Priests

Father hails from Dublin, Ireland and was ordained on the feast of Our Lady of Fatima in 2000.  He is a priest of the Camden Diocese and has given missions worldwide.  He is chaplain to a Carmelite Monastery in NY and gives retreats for the Marian Movement of Priests.

Featured Speaker: Deb Hadley

Mother, Catholic faithful and speaker

Her story is heart wrenching, but Deb will take you through her journey of tears to the graces of the Lord and gifts of her faith.  She is a woman Full of Grace and you can be too.

Featured Speaker: Megan Murphy

Catholic Speaker, Teacher and Evangelist
Mother Mary does not appear in every luminous mystery, nor in every sorrowful or glorious mystery, but Mary appears in every joyful mystery.  Megan will take you on the spiritual journey with Mary which will help you discover the profound depth of our Lady's role in your own personal search for joy!  She will then lead a beautiful candlelit rosary.

Musician: Taylor Tripodi

Taylor grew up in a small suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. She is the oldest of nine which taught her that you have to speak up in order for your voice to be heard. Taylor uses her voice to bring God glory and praise, inspiring all who hear her to praise Him with her.

Julie Sidoni

Julie will grace the conference as the hostess. We all know her as an anchor on WNEP-Channel 16 evening news and health watch. She is a member of St. Ignatius of Loyola parish in Kingston. Her beautiful voice has been heard cantoring in various parishes. 

Celebrant: Bishop Joseph Bambera, DD, JCL

Bishop Bambera will celebrate the Mass for Refresh Your Faith: Third Annual Catholic Conference for Women.  His homily and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will fill us with our Lord as the perfect preparation to Refresh Your Faith! 

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