betsy kneepkens, Diocese of Duluth   



March 23, 2019

7:30 AM to 4:30 PM CST

Check-in between 7:30AM - 8:45 AM

4:15 PM Mass with Bishop Sirba

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Marshall School 
1215 Rice Lake Road
Duluth, MN 55811

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Join women from northern Minnesota and Wisconsin for a day of faith, fun and fellowship!

 March 23, 2019

Vigil Mass celebrated by the Most Reverend Paul Sirba, Bishop of Duluth 


Sonja Corbitt

Sonja Corbitt is the Bible Study Evangelista and creator of the LOVE the Word™ Bible study method and Mary Journal. She’s a Catholic Scripture teacher with a story teller’s gift – a Southern belle with a warrior’s heart and a poet’s pen. The author of Unleashed, Fearless, Ignite, and Fulfilled, her weekly radio show and other Bible study resources are created with you in mind - bites of spinach that taste like cake - to help you “love and lift all you’ve been given.” What's an "evangelista"? Find out at, where you can also catch her newest study series. 

Spiritual Caffeine

A Panel of Religious Sisters answering their call to live “Fearlessly”

"Spiritual Caffeine" will feature a panel of religious sisters living out their vocation in a “Fearless” manner.  These women represent three religious orders currently residing in the Diocese of Duluth - Sr. Marie-Rose Messingschlager of the Congregation of Divine Providence, Sr. Lisa Maurer of the Order of St. Benedict, and Sr. Mary Joseph, Handmaid of the Heart of Jesus.  They will share the unique, challenging, and inspiring ways they live their vocation to serve Christ fearlessly. 

7th Annual Women of Faith Conference Schedule

7:30-8:45  Registration, Light Breakfast & Materials

8:45-9:00  Bishop's Welcome, Gather Song

9:00-9:55  Presentation #1 Sonja Corbitt

9:55-10:15  Morning Break

10:20-11:20  Presentation #2 Sonja Corbitt

11:20-1:00  Lunch, Confessions, Adoration, Vendors

1:00-2:00  Presentation #3 Sonja Corbitt

2:00-2:20  Afternoon Break

2:25-3:25  Presentation #4 Spirtiual Caffeine with  women representing the three religious orders ministring in the Diocese of Duluth

3:30-4:15  Rosary, Praise & Worship Music, Preparation for Mass

4:15  Mass with Bishop Paul Sirba


Opportunities for Confession and Eucharistic Adoration

Registration Deadlines:

  • March 8 ends early bird registration (materials and lunch are not guaranteed after this date).  
  • March 22  on-line registration ends

Cost: $30* Includes light breakfast, lunch, snack and materials (*$10 late fee added after March 8, 2019)

*Pre-payment preferred

Are you in need of accommodations for your stay in Duluth during the Diocesan 7th Annual Women of Faith Conference? Consider staying in one of our Center for Spirituality and Enrichment guest rooms at St. Scholastica Monastery! The Center for Spirituality and Enrichment is a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery in Duluth, and we invite you to come and enjoy our newly renovated, beautiful rooms and gracious hospitality. We are offering a special rate for attendees of the conference at $50 per night.  We look forward to meeting you! 

Call Dawn Carrillo (Director of the Center) at 218-723-6699 or email for more information or if you have questions.


2019 Commemorative T-Shirts 

Preordered T-shirt Sale Is Now Over

Limited number of t-shirts for sale at the conference for $20


Preordered  t-shirts can be picked up at the t-shirt table near the conference registration desk on the day of the event. 

Registration is closed but Walk-In Registrations are welcome!
Note: A limited number of meals will be available for late registration.

Cancellation Policy: Refunds are available until March 8th, less a $10 processing fee. Since food counts need to be confirmed and materials purchased, refunds are not available after this date. To avoid a cancellation, you may send an alternate with no additional charge. Notify Betsy Kneepkens (  or 218-724-9111 of any cancellations or changes.