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Conference to focus on love and worship

Women of the Diocese of Palm Beach are invited to a day of inspiration, connection and worship at the 2023 Women’s Encounter, “Called by Name: Made for Love,” Saturday, Sept. 9, at St. Lucie Parish, 280 S.W. Prima Vista Blvd. in Port St. Lucie.

The day will begin with 8 a.m. Mass and include opportunities for Eucharistic adoration and the sacrament of penance. The speaker will be Jen Settle, director of ongoing formation for the Theology of the Body Institute, which is dedicated to spreading St. John Paul II’s teachings on theology of the body.

Settle, who became a consecrated virgin in 2017, holds bachelor’s and master’s degree in theology and parish ministry from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. A resident of Orlando, she is the co-author of “Consecration to Jesus through St. Joseph: An Integrated Look at the Holy Family.”

The cost of $35 includes continental breakfast, lunch and a special gift. Tickets are available at

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