Women of the Word Toronto
inspires today’s woman to foster
her relationship with God.
At WOW-T, we provide opportunities for women to listen to other women share their personal stories of hope and transformation at one of our women's events; women who came to understand with deep confidence that God walks with them no matter how dark a season of life may be. Hope kept them from discouragement and sustained them in times of trial and tribulation.
God uses the virtue of hope to sustain us and set us free. Our Mother, Queen of Holy Hope – Pray for us.
Life circumstances can sometimes wound us deeply, causing a separation between us and the love, freedom and healing that God desires to give us. At WOW-T, we provide speakers who gently guide us on a path of self-awareness by accessing the deep, spiritual traditions within the Church, Bible, Saints and Psychology. In doing so, it is our hope that each woman receives this healing, liberating love of Christ.
At WOW-T, our desire is that every woman goes to Jesus whom she will find waiting for her. Receive Him in the Eucharist; He desires to be with you. Go to Him in Confession; He wishes to shower His Mercy upon you. Visit Him in the Blessed Sacrament; allow Him to transform you.
“It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness; He is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you.” - Pope St. John Paul ll
DR. ANNE JAMIESON
Dr. Anne Jamieson is the Executive Director of the Institute for Catholic Education. She was a teacher with the Waterloo Catholic District School Board for 14 years. She came to work for the Diocese of Hamilton in 2008 as the Director of the Catechesis Office. Dr. Jamieson has been a lecturer at St. Augustine’s Seminary in Toronto and has provided professional development to teachers across Canada in teaching Religious Education. She has spoken internationally on catechesis. She holds her Doctor of Ministry from The University of Toronto. Her latest book, Joining the Divine Conversation: A Guide to Listening to the God who Speaks (Novalis) was published in Spring 2022.
Last July, Anne was honoured to be named by Pope Francis to the International Council for Catechesis for a five-year term. She is one of 16 members world-wide on the council and the only Canadian. She describes herself as a wife and mother, a life-long learner, and a lover of Catholic Education.
CELESTE GIRALDO ESTRADA
Celeste is currently in her fourth year of a con-joint PhD program in Philosophy of Theology with a specialization in medical ethics. The degree is being con-jointly offered by the Jesuit College, Regis at the Toronto School of Theology and the University of Toronto. Her previous education includes an Honours bachelor of Science double Major Degree in Biology and Geography Co-operative Option from the University of Waterloo. This degree afforded her the opportunity to work at the National Research Centre (NRC) in Montreal, Quebec in mammalian molecular biology. She also obtained a baccalaureate in Philosophy, graduating Magna Cum Laude from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Italy. She later completed her Licentiate in Philosophy of Bioethics, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Her thesis, which concentrated on Aristotle’s hylomorphic theory, embryogenesis and monozygotic twinning received a grade of 97 per cent. She was the only Canadian selected amongst twelve North American participants to participate in the Tertio Millennio Seminar on the Free Society in Krakow, Poland in 2005. The Seminar focused on the philosophical thought of St. John Paul II and her instructors included George Weigel, Michael Novak and the late Richard Neuhaus. Celeste has worked as a Lay Pastoral Associate for St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Woodbridge. Her most recent work is as an adjunct Professor of Morality at St. Philip Neri Seminary in Toronto, Ontario. She currently resides in Ottawa with her husband and nine children.
WOW - T Team
About our fall Conference...
We are so excited to finally have the extraordinary Dr. Anne Jamieson with us in person! We've been blessed twice before to have her speak at two online events and each time the feedback and reactions were exceedingly positive with people asking for more!
We are also extremely delighted to have Celeste Giraldo Estrada join us again! Celeste is such a familiar face at WOW-T. She is currently leading our very popular Catechism series. She has been both MC and speaker at numerous WOW-T events. This time will be extra special and unique because Celeste will share her personal testimony. We look forward to hearing how God has moved in her life with great anticipation!
The very talented Gigetta Rizzo Daudlin will grace us with the sound of her beautiful music and angelic voice.
The evening will end with a half hour period of reverent Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament accompanied with music.
And we will send you home with a small bag of goodies to top it all off.
Come take advantage of this opportunity to be refreshed, uplifted and inspired!
“Spending the day with all was such an honor. Truly! I am so impressed with the WOW team’s thoughtfulness and spirituality. You all are truly creating a place for all women to grow in faith and solidarity. God love you and bless you!!!"