2018 Joint Diocesan Convention – Registration now open

The Duluth and Superior Diocesan Councils of Catholic Women join together for an annual convention on May 22, 2018 at the College of Saint Scholastica in Duluth, MN featuring speakers Dale Ahlquist and Maria Morera Johnson.

Letter from the presidents: welcome

For more information: 2018 Convention flyer

Duluth registration form: registration Duluth

Superior registration form: registration Superior

Another housing option available beyond the hotels listed on the registration form.

St. Scholastica Monastery has invited Convention registrants to stay with the Sisters. Dawn Carrillo is the Director for Spirituality at the monastery.

There are 22 rooms available4 of the rooms are doubles.

Cost is $70 for a single (includes breakfast) and $90 for a double (included breakfast).

To reserve rooms contact Hospitality Coordinator, Sister Lois Eckes at 218-348-6280.

There are also 9 rooms in an off-site facility- McCabe Renewal Center about 2 miles from St Scholastica.

Joint Diocesan Convention – Duluth and Superior

The Duluth and Superior Diocesan Councils of Catholic Women join together for an annual convention on May 22, 2018 at the College of Saint Scholastica in Duluth, MN featuring speakers Dale Ahlquist and Maria Morera Johnson.

Dale Ahlquist

Dale AhlquistDale Ahlquist is an author, public speaker, Evangelical convert to Catholicism, and Catholic apologist. He has written, edited, or contributed to more than fifteen books on G. K. Chesterton perspectives on faith, education, love and marriage.  Dale is the president and co-founder of the American Chesterton Society and the publisher of its magazine, Gilbert. He is the creator and host of the television series, The Apostle of Common Sense, on the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN). Dale is also the co-founder of Chesterton Academy, a Minneapolis-based high school rated one of the top 50 Catholic schools in the United States.

Maria Johnson

Maria Johnson

Maria Johnson is a first-generation Cuban-American, educator of at-risk college students and caregiver for a husband with Lou Gehrig’s disease.  She loves the catholic faith and sharing it with others.  She is a CatholicMom.com blogger and a co-host of SQPN’s Catholic Weekend.  Maria is the award winning author of My Badass Book of Saints: Courageous Women Who Showed Me How to Live.  Through twenty-four holy women, Maria was inspired by their bravery, integrity, selflessness, perseverance and hope to have courage to reach for a closer connection with God.

Choose Life License Plate


I am thrilled to report that the Wisconsin Department of Transportation has recently made the beautiful Choose Life specialty license plates available to purchase.

While I was Director of Pro-Life Wisconsin, we worked for over 10 years through the legislative/administrative process to get these plates approved. After clearing many hurdles, Dan Miller current Director of Pro-Life Wisconsin partnering with Wisconsin Family Council has brought our dream to fruition.

Wisconsin now joins the ranks of 31 other states with Choose Life specialty plates. Your support for these wonderful plates is very important. In order for these plates to remain an option in Wisconsin,500 plates must be in circulation at any given time.

The additional $25 annual fee (beyond your annual plate registration amount) goes to Choose Life Wisconsin Foundation. The first time you order your plates, there is a one time  $15 additional issuance fee.

Choose Life Wisconsin Inc. was set up by Pro-Life Wisconsin and Wisconsin Family Council to grant money to pro-life crisis pregnancy centers throughout our state. All of your $25 (tax deductible) specialty plate fee is used to help these life saving ministries. Choose Life Wisconsin Inc. is a 501(c)(3).

My husband and I have already bought our plates. Please proudly join us in this simple life affirming, life saving effort.

The order process is easy. Simply visit  – ChooseLifeWisconsin.com to download the registration form. Follow the instructions on the form and send it in with your check. If your annual plate registration is not due soon you can still order your Choose Life plates now. Simply follow the special directions on the site for your specific circumstances. You can also personalize your plate number for an extra charge.

If you have any questions, concerns or need a form you can call Dan Miller Pro-Life Wisconsin State Director and Vice President of Choose Life Wisconsin Inc. at 262-796-1111 Ext. 11.

Choose life today. May God bless you.

In Christ,

Peggy Hamill


NCCW Monthly Rosary Call

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Join us the 13th of every month, beginning on October
13th, the 100th anniversary of the Feast of Our Lady of
Each month, members of the Spirituality Commission will
lead us in praying the Rosary. Unite with your Council
sisters across the country for this powerful prayer each
NCCW Members’ Call Information
Call in number for all calls:
(515) 739 – 1261 – Pin 703993#
Times are 5 pm (PT), 6 pm (MT), 7 pm (CT), and 8 pm
1. If you join the call after the start time, please do not
announce yourself despite the instruction to do so.
2. When you join the call, please mute your phone by
pressing *6. You can take the phone off mute if you wish
to speak by pressing *6 again.


Seven Sisters Apostolate


Mission: The Seven Sisters Apostolate is a call to strengthen the Church by ensuring that a Holy Hour is prayed each day of the week for the sole intention of a specific priest or bishop – a “holy wasting” (cf. Mt. 26:10) or lavishing of prayer for his deeper conformity to Christ.

Structure: A core group of 7 women (each taking one day of the week) with one as the anchoress (coordinator) who respond to the call to pray for their parish priest.  Additional women may make themselves available as substitutes.  The Holy Hour can be prayed at any time during your assigned day – when possible, prayed in the presence of our Eucharistic Lord.  Initial commitment is made for one year, discerning the call to continue or invite a replacement to maintain core group of seven.

Seven Sisters Apostolate

Seven Sisters Overview Flyer