The 16th Annual St. Louis Marian Conference will open on Friday, January 9, 2015 at 3:00pm.
You are invited to bring your families, friends, and the parishioners of your Parish to this wonderful weekend. This is our Sixteenth Annual Marian Conference of St. Louis and the theme this year is "A Hunger in the Heart".
Everyone has a hunger to love and be loved, to forgive and to be forgiven. When visiting the Shrine of the Sacred Heart at the St. Louis Cathedral, one has the sense that Our Lord extends His hand which holds His Sacred Heart as an expression of 'take my heart and make it yours. Let me love you and therefore I want you to love Me.'
After sharing this with our Cardinal Burke, he suggested one of the speakers this year to address the longing our Lord has for us to love Him. Our Lord longs for us to love Him; He hungers for our love so He can love us unconditionally however and wherever He finds us.
The Marian Conference is a spiritual weekend, a retreat, a coming together of family members from near and far. Many families come from out of state to remember each
other in this beautiful environment and spend the weekend in total union with our Blessed Mother and each other.
Our speakers this year:
Dale Ahlquist; Bishop Robert Hermann; Kaye Park-Hinckley; Father James Kubicki, SJ; Kevin O’Brien; Father Mitch Pacwa, SJ; Deacon Jack Sullivan; Father Tom Sullivan,CPM; Father Charles Becker; Msgr. John J. Hickel.
There will be additional workshops and presenters for the Young Adults, but allowing them to also attend and meet the keynote speakers.
Celebration of Mass each day, Confession throughout the weekend, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Adoration Chapel open the entire weekend. On Friday evening there will be a presentation on the life of Cardinal Newman by Kevin O’Brien. Saturday, our speaker Deacon Jack Sullivan will share how he received the miracle through the intercession of Cardinal Newman and thoughts and writings of the Cardinal.