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Our events offer women an opportunity to set aside the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy a time of respite where she can reflect and receive, be refreshed and rejuvenated in the company of hundreds of other women.  Listen to high-calibre, inspirational speakers, powerful touching testimonies and up-lifting spiritual music.  There is always a warm welcome, great food, lots of laughter and a little something to take home.  These are grace-filled days blessed with an atmosphere of sisterhood, new friendships and renewed hope.

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  • Catechesis 2022 "Who do you say that I am?"
    Sept 29, 2022, 7:00 p.m. – Jun 29, 2023, 7:00 p.m.
    Online
  • Friday Evening Prayers
    Fri, Sept 30
    Online
    Sept 30, 2022, 9:00 p.m. – Jun 30, 2023, 9:00 p.m.
    Online
  • Christmas Rosary
    Fri, Dec 16
    St. Cecilia - Catholic Elementary School
    Dec 16, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    St. Cecilia - Catholic Elementary School, 300 Peter Rupert Ave, Maple, ON L6A 4P3, Canada
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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. 
 

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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. 

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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!