Join us for presentations from
Fr. Mark Toups, Author of Oremus: A Catholic Guide to Prayer
Teresa Tomeo, Author, Columnist, and EWTN Radio Host
Sister Maris Stella, Sisters of Life
MC – Rose Sullivan, Wife, Mother and Executive Director, NCDVD
The conference will conclude at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday with Mass
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Women's Conference
Fr. Mark Toups
Ordained in 2001, Fr. Mark Toups is a priest for the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, where he serves as Pastor of Christ the
Redeemer Catholic Church in Thibodaux, LA.  In addition, Fr. Toups works with the Institute for Priestly Formation, specializing
in communications, development, and spiritual direction. Fr. Toups received his Master’s of Divinity from Notre Dame Seminary
in New Orleans.  A college graduate of Nicholls State University, he is a native of Houma, LA., and the
Author of Oremus: A
Catholic Guide to Prayer.
Visit Fr. Mark Toups's Blog

Teresa Tomeo
Teresa Tomeo is an author, syndicated Catholic talk show host, and motivational speaker with more than 30 years of experience
in TV, radio and newspaper. Her weekday morning radio program, Catholic Connection, is produced by Ave Maria Radio in Ann
Arbor, Michigan and now heard on over 200 Catholic stations nationwide through the EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network and
is also carried on Sirius Satellite Radio.

Teresa is a columnist and special correspondent for the national Catholic newspaper Our Sunday Visitor and appears frequently
on the EWTN Global Catholic Television Network. Teresa co-hosts the EWTN television series, The Catholic View for Women,
and is the field reporter for their annual March for Life coverage in D.C. Teresa has also been featured on The O’Reilly Factor,
Fox News, Fox & Friends, MSNBC, and the Dr. Laura Show, discussing issues of faith, media awareness, and Catholic Church
teaching, especially as it relates to the culture.

Teresa has been honored to be named an official Vatican Conference Speaker and Conference Delegate. In 2008, she was one of
a select group of international delegates invited to the Vatican Women’s Congress in Rome, marking the 20th Anniversary of
Blessed Pope John Paul II's letter, On the Dignity and Vocation of Women (Mulieris Dignitatem.)

Teresa has authored several books including Extreme Makeover: Women Transformed by Christ, Not Conformed to the
Culture;  Noise: How Our Media Saturated Culture Dominates Lives and Dismantles Families; Wrapped Up: God’s Ten Gifts for
Women; and God's Bucket List: Heaven's Surefire Way to Happiness in This Life and Beyond,.  
Learn more about Teresa Tomeo.

Sister Maris Stella
Sr. Maris Stella was born and raised in Ludlow, Massachusetts. She graduated from the US Naval Academy in Annapolis MD
and was commissioned as a Naval Officer serving on ships and in operations.  Following her commitment to the Navy, she
entered the Sisters of Life in 2006 and professed her final vows in 2014. She has assisted the community in formation of
postulants and in working with women who are pregnant and vulnerable to abortion. She currently serves in the Hope and
Healing Mission, a work providing retreats and accompaniment to women who are suffering after abortion.

The Sisters of Life are consecrated to protect and enhance a sense of the sacredness of human life. Immersed in contemplative
Eucharistic prayer, within a vibrant community life, the Sisters act in imitation of the Blessed Mother, bringing the consoling
presence of Jesus Christ, conceived beneath their hearts to every person they meet, especially those whose lives are hidden,
weak or wounded. Their missions include caring for vulnerable pregnant women and their unborn children; inviting those
wounded by abortion into the healing mercy of Jesus; fostering a Culture of Life through evangelization; retreat works; and
upholding the beauty of marriage and family life.
Learn more about Sister Maris Stella

Rose Sullivan
Rose Sullivan is the Executive Director of the National Conference for Diocesan Vocation Directors, and a USCCB Consultant to
the Commitee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations. She was the Program Director for the Sacred Heart Institute for
Ongoing Formation of Clergy from 2003-2012. She oversaw vocation programming, events and Seminary Admissions for the
Diocese of Rockville Center. Rosemary also teaches Pre-Cana classes and Baptism Prep classes. She has been married to Gary
for 28 years and together they have four beautiful children, ages 17-25. Rosemary graduated from St. John’s University with
degrees in Business & Communications.
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