Keynote Speakers

Kimberly Hahn

Kimberly Hahn has been married to Scott since 1979. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts, magna cum laude and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies, magna cum laude. They have six children, and nineteen grandchildren.


Kimberly became a Catholic at the Easter Vigil of 1990 in Joliet, Illinois, after a difficult struggle during the four years following Scott’s entrance into the Catholic Church. She completed a book with Scott on their journey into the Catholic Church entitled Rome Sweet Home: Our Journey to Catholicism.


In addition to Rome Sweet Home, she co-authored a book on Catholic home education with Mary Hasson entitled, Catholic Education – Homeward Bound: A Guide to Home Schooling. Kimberly’s other books include Life-Giving Love: Embracing God’s Beautiful Design for Marriage, and a 4-part series on the Proverbs 31 woman: Chosen and Cherished; Graced and Gifted; Beloved and Blessed; and Legacy of Love. She has also contributed chapters to each of the four volumes of Catholic for a Reason, as well as The Gift of Femininity and The Fabric of Life. 

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You can learn more about Kimberly, her wisdom, offers, and community at stpaulcenter.com/audio-video/beloved-and-blessed/

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Sr. Maria Juan Anderson, RSM

Sister Maria Juan Anderson, RSM, is a Religious Sister of Mercy of Alma, Michigan and currently serves as the Director of Christian Formation for the Diocese of Knoxville.  Originally from Idaho, she received her degree in Music from Benedictine College and served for three years as a FOCUS Missionary before entering the Religious Sisters of Mercy in 2012.  Prior to her service in Knoxville, she was assigned to study for her Licentiate in Philosophy at the Catholic University of America in Washington. D.C.
Sister Maria Juan has a passion for evangelization and helping others to grow in knowledge and love of our Lord and His Church.  The Religious Sisters of Mercy strive to be the convergence point between God’s mercy and man’s misery through a common life of prayer and service to the Church in various apostolates including education and healthcare.

 

Lean more about Sr. Maria and the Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma at
www.rsmofalma.org/. 

 

Special Message From...

Antonia Salzano
Mother of Blessed Carlo Acutis

Carlo Acutis, a Catholic Italian teenager who died of leukemia in 2006 at the age of 15, was beatified Oct. 10, 2020 in Assisi. Carlo is primarily remembered for his dedication to the Eucharist and Eucharistic Miracles. His efforts to collect the stories of every Eucharistic Miracle onto a single website ultimately led to the production of the Eucharistic Miracle Banners which will be on display during the conference.

Pope Francis referred to Carlo as a model of holiness in a digital age. Carlo’s life should teach today's young people how to properly use and enjoy technology, including the internet and social media.


“To always be close to Jesus, that’s my life plan”

You can learn more about Bl Carlo Acutis at https://carloacutis-en.org/ and you can see the Eucharistic Miracle banner images at www.miracolieucaristici.org/en/liste/list.html

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