Jesuit Father James Martin, the author of "Between Heaven and Mirth," will be the keynote speaker at the 5th annual Catholic Women's Conference on April 21, 2012 at the Bellamy School in Chicopee, MA. He will talk on “Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life.” He also will speak about Ignatian spirituality and how to make a simple yet meaningful prayer each day. He notes in his book, "The Jesuit’s Guide to Almost Everything,” that “When we feel resistance to something in prayer, it’s often because we’re resisting God’s invitation to growth.” The Women’s Conference is issuing an invitation to all to grow!
In addition, Sister of Notre Dame Mary Johnson of Emmanuel College also will speak about “The Contemplative in You.” She is a noted sociologist and author. They will bring laughter and a renewed spirituality to the diocese. To register call (413) 452-0812.