Lenten Women's Conference to Feature National Talent


Buffalo, New York – December 27, 2011 – The Station of the Cross Catholic Radio Network and WLOF 101.7 FM is pleased to announce a Catholic Lenten Women’s conference entitled Behold, I Make All Things New, scheduled for March 17th at the Hearthstone Manor in Depew, NY.

The conference will feature notable Catholic media expert Teresa Tomeo, author and host of the syndicated talk show “Catholic Connection” heard weekdays on the EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network. Tomeo’s talk will focus on finding personal fulfillment in God and the depth, beauty, and truth of the Catholic Church’s teaching on women.  In addition to Teresa, former top model Leah Darrow, from the hit reality show “America’s Next Top Model” and current speaker for Catholic Answers, will present a talk on faith and fashion. Joining Teresa and Leah is Mother Olga Yaqob, known endearingly as “The Mother Theresa of Baghdad.”  Mother Olga is the foundress and mother servant of the Daughter of Mary of Nazareth. She will share her reflections on how God can use us despite our imperfections.

The emcee for the conference is Emmy award-winning WGRZ news anchor Maryalice Demler.  A local news favorite, Maryalice has covered such prestigious stories such as the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Pope John Paul II’s funeral in Rome, Italy, Buffalo native and NBC political analyst Tim Russert’s funeral in Washington, DC, and Pope Benedict’s visit to New York City.  National recording artist, Marian Grace, will provide music for the conference and Mass. Local priest, Fr. Rick Poblocki, will be the celebrant and homilist for the Mass.

Jim Wright, President and General Manager of WLOF, states, “The Lenten women’s conference will be a grace-filled event for women of all ages. It will be a great opportunity for women to spend some time in reflection during Lent.  It will also be an ideal pairing to the yearly local men’s Lenten conference that takes place one week later.”

Conference tickets, which include a boxed lunch, can be purchased at an early bird rate of $40 (with a student discount rate of $30) until March 1st.  After March 1st, all prices are $50.  Admission at the door is $60.  Buy nine tickets and the tenth is free. Vendors are welcome.  For more information or to register, please go to www.wlof.net or call toll-free 877-888-6279, ext. 105.


About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of CatholicMom.com and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at www.LisaHendey.com for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

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