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The Adventure of Sharing Christ: Catholic Women Evangelizing a World in Need

Wondering if God matters? These Catholic women are sharing stories and insights out of lives charged with living grace, and excitement!

Christ is Lord of the Universe. And he wants a relationship with us.

On February 6-7, 2020, a variety of Catholic women are coming together online to share stories, insights, and outreach.

Our world is broken and hurting. The power of Jesus Christ is transforming lives every day. In this event, our sister disciples are equipping us to share the good news, and your story. Keep reading…

Live talks and group chats
Meet and make friends
Recorded videos & replays

Welcome Letter from Susan Windley-Daoust

Dear friends,

We live in a broken, hurting world desperately in need of Jesus Christ.

The Catholic Christian women in this conference are stepping forward to share our stories, insights, and outreach to women and men as to why the power of Jesus Christ is transforming our lives, and will transform yours.

We have been given, and have accepted, a relationship with nothing short of the Lord of the Universe. Our lives are different because we have accepted the grace of that adventure.

Although the speakers are women, this is not a typical “women’s conference.”

It is a conference by sister disciples of Christ for everyone who wants to share the Lord with every person in need. These women know Jesus Christ has redeemed the world and want to share that dynamite with everyone–women and men–who have ever wondered if God really matters.

Womens’ lives have unique challenges and graces that should be drawn upon in the New Evangelization.

  • How do we propose Jesus Christ to women and men who are secular feminists?
  • How do we offer Christ to every woman and man who has posted “#metoo”?
  • How do we offer Christ to every person who has felt unjustly passed over and unheard?
  • How to offer Christ to challenged parents, women and men, who ask “where are you, Lord?” in such a difficult time to raise children?
  • How do we offer Christ to women who struggle to be “a person for her own sake” in a hypersexualized culture?

If you are wondering if the difference Jesus Christ makes is real, or a bunch of hype, or simply if there is more – join us.  

For those who are already in relationship with Jesus Christ in his Church, with the help of the Holy Spirit, we want to equip you to go and tell it on your own mountain: at home, at work, in your town, in the world.

Remember the fullness of the good news. Let it challenge you. Frame it in your own words. Share your story.

And connect with other seekers and evangelists.

We truly hope you’ll join us,

Susan Windley-Daoust

About Susan

Susan Windley-Daoust, Ph.D., is an enthusiastic lay Catholic theologian. After teaching undergraduate and graduate students for 22 years, she saw the light and stepped out of academia and into the wild and glorious world of discipleship and evangelization. Susan is married, mother to five, a spiritual director, and Director of Missionary Discipleship at the Diocese of Winona-Rochester, Minnesota. She is the author of four books, including 101 Ways to Evangelize: Ideas for Helping Fearless, Fearful, and Flummoxed Catholics Share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Another book, The Four Ways Forward: Emerging Parish Evangelization Models in a Post-Christian America, is set to be published later in 2021 or early 2022 by Our Sunday Visitor Books. Some of Susan’s work is available at

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I watch the videos?

The videos will be sent to the email you registered with. You’ll be able to watch all of them for free until after the event.

I can’t attend the event. Will there be replays?

Yes, all the replays will be stored in a beautiful, on-demand library that you can watch any time.

Is there a community?

Yes, this event is happening within the SmartCatholics community. Get formation, feedback, answers, and new friends!

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Lonely Catholics risk becoming bystanders.

We need  to regroup, make friends, and turn into first-responders! The SmartCatholics community helps us be magnetic Catholics in the modern world. 

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  • Uplift and inspire each other, and make new friends
  • Swap stories and ideas (not just advice!)
  • Be free of toxicity, trolls, and ads. (Bye bye, Facebook. We love you, but...)

We need more than just information. We need insights we can trust. We need friendship to help us live lives of hope and meaning.


Who this community is not for:

For any community to mean something and take action, there must be focus. And our community exists for a clear goal: unity, friendship, and formation.

Pope Francis is a source of unity for us. Please don't enter if you reject Pope Francis and the 2nd Vatican Council, thrive on impending apocalyptic prophecies, polarized politics, and constant argument. 

There are plenty of other groups out there for you! Discussion on all topics is welcome, but bad manners aren't. Ever. Offenders are warned or removed. God love you!


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