Friday, February 24, 2012

Ignited By Truth Catholic Conference

This Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012,  I'll be heading to Raleigh, NC for the 10th annual Ignited By Truth Catholic Conference.  I'm very excited to attend this year again as I have been to a few in the past and have always enjoyed the powerful and inspiring speakers!

At Ignited By Truth on Feb. 14, 2009, I met and took pictures with some wonderful Catholic speakers and role models....

ImmaculĂ©e Ilibagiza, author of Left To Tell, signs books after speaking.  I highly recommend her book if you haven't read it yet.  It is a very difficult read and heartbreaking, but her story is full of hope and the spiritual battle that wages against good and evil was so evident in her journey. 

Then I was able to meet and take a picture of Phillip Rivers, the quarterback with the San Diego Chargers.  My husband has followed Rivers' football career ever since he played in college for NC State Wolfpack, our Alma Mater.  It was great to tell my husband that I was spending Valentines Day in 2009 with Rivers :)  He spoke on faith, family, and football as he is a devout Catholic with 6 children.  He said in his talk that he was more nervous speaking at the conference than playing in any NFL game. :)  He also talked about how he and his wife use Natural Family Planning to plan their family size.   That was awesome to hear!

Here's a few seconds of footage I got while Rivers spoke. 

I also met a Holy Heroes "celebrity" at  Ignited By Truth conference last year in Feb. 2011.  I met the oldest daughter, Virginia, at the Holy Heroes/Belmont Abbey College vendor table and I just had to snap a picture of her to show my kids.  It was great to chat with her and her father at the conference.  What an amazing family!  My kids said "Cool!" when I showed them this picture. Our family loves Holy Heroes Lenten Adventure (and Advent Adventure) and you can register your email for free to receive weekly links all about Lent.  I have learned so much along with my children!

Have a blessed weekend and I look forward to learning more about my Catholic faith this weekend at Ignited By Truth Catholic Conference.

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Unknown said...

Hi Tracy! Have fun at the conference! Would you mind adding it to the Catholic Conferences link-up? Thanks!
and maybe here:
Sounds like a good conference! Thanks for sharing about it and have fun!

Angela said...

Have a great time! I haven't been since 2009 as's supposed to be a good line up of speakers!

noreen said...

Hi Tracy,

That sounds like a wonderful renewing conference! I'm not sure if it's ever held in the Chicagoland but if so, I would enjoy attending myself. I did just go to the Parish Leadership Conference last Saturday and was awed by the over 2,000 attendees.

noreen said...

I just got the book from the library and plan to start reading it soon. It looks as if it will be a bit of an emotional roller coaster but a good one in the end.

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