Dear Fellow Saint Philomena Family Members,

Again the Universal Archconfraternity of Saint Philomena was represented at the 2013 East Coast Catholic Family Conference sponsored by Domestic Church Media. This conference took place in Trenton, New Jersey, United States on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. In addition, there were many other Catholic Vendors and many wonderful speakers in attendance.

Two of the highlighted speakers were from EWTN, Johnette Benkovic of the show, "Women of Grace" and Dr. Ray Guarendi of the EWTN Radio show, "The Dr. is In". Both speakers were well received by all who attended.

In addition, many religious groups and organizations were there to provide information on families, saints and education. Some of the groups in attendance were MyConsecration.Org, New Jersey Right to Life, Our Sunday Visitor, Friends of Fertility Care, John Paul the Great Catholic University, The Littlest Angel Bookstore, & The Teaching Creche just to name a "few"! Of course the Archconfraternity of Saint Philomena was represented that day by Father Jason Kulczynski, the National Director of the Archconfraternity in the USA, Lisa Bowen, Regional Director of the Archconfraternity for Delaware/Pennsylvania, Ginny Shanahan, from New Jersey and Marie Redfield, from Holy Spirit Church in Delaware.  The best part though was Father Jason being able to assist the faithful by hearing confessions in a "make-shift" confessional nearby for at least half the Conference! It seems he and Saint Jean Vianney have a little bit in common!

We truly enjoyed meeting all the wonderful people who stopped by our display. Some came for information on a Saint with whom they were not familiar, others came to gather some precious Sacramentals and share some stories of miraculous intercession. Still others came in need of prayer. What is certain is that the devotees of Saint Philomena are a wonderful group who love her dearly. They have true confidence in her most powerful intercession.

I'm so happy to be part of such a spiritual and caring community of followers!

We are all looking forward to the coming visit by Monsignor Giovanni Braschi in November 2014! May God bless you all and may Saint Philomena intercede for all your needs!

Lisa Bowen, Regional Director of the Archconfraternity for Delaware/Pennsylvania, United States

Monsignor Giovanni Braschi and Lisa Bowen

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