New venue for men’s and women’s conferences

The Office for Family Life will host this year's men's and women's conferences at Foxchase Manor, 8310 Chatsworth Dr., Manassas. The venue was selected for its large seating capacity of 1,500.

The men's conference, "Victory Over the Common Enemy: Overcoming Sin and Evil," will take place March 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Confessions will be available at 7 a.m., with breakfast at 7:45 a.m. Speakers will include Father Larry Richards, founder and president of Reason for Hope Foundation, and Neal Lozano, executive director of Heart of the Father Ministries. Arlington Bishop Paul S. Loverde will celebrate Mass at 2:30 p.m.

The Office for Family Life and the Arlington Diocesan Council of Catholic Women will host the women's conference, "Suffering Endured with Joy Will Transform the World," March 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Confessions will be available at 7 a.m. followed by breakfast. Bishop Loverde will open the conference with Mass at 8:45 a.m.

Speakers will include Kerri Caviezel, teacher, crisis pregnancy volunteer and wife of actor Jim Caviezel; and Kathleen Wilson, founder of Mary's Shelter.

Advance registration is required for both conferences.

To register

Call 703/841-2550, or for the men's conference go to, and for the women's conference go to

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