In this most important conference featuring an impressive line-up of international and local speakers, you and your family will rediscover the newness of the faith and its power to expose and transform a seemingly prevalent and all-intrusive culture of death.
Gain an understanding of current issues affecting life, faith and family, and how, with genuine compassion and accompaniment, the moral sense of our communities can be reawakened.
Don’t miss this full three-day programme packed with informative presentations and workshops which will equip you to boldly live the splendour of truth in your families, schools and work places!
Living the Splendour of Truth is an international pro-life, pro-family conference to be held Friday 5 to Sunday 7 October 2018.
The LifeFest Youth Conference will be held Thursday 4 October, the birthday of Saint Gianna Beretta Molla.
- A once in a life-time opportunity to meet Gianna, the daughter of Saint Gianna Beretta Molla (pictured on promotional material). Saint Gianna gave her life in order that her child might live.
- Inspired and faithful teaching from His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke.
- Informative presentations and practical workshops to inform, inspire and equip you to live the splendour of truth with courageous fidelity in daily life.
- A chance to strategise, form new friendships and nurture those already established with people from throughout New Zealand and the world.
- Beautiful liturgies and an Adoration Chapel to encounter Jesus who is the Way, the Truth and the Life.
Who Should Attend?
Family Life International’s conference on Living the Splendour of Truth is an important event designed to equip, educate, encourage and provide opportunities for fellowship and spiritual renewal. All those who wish to build a culture of life in their local, national and international communities should attend. We welcome:
- Mums, Dads and Grandparents
- Young adults and students
- Newlyweds and couples
- Pro-life and family leaders
- Priests, pastors, religious and seminarians
- Marriage and family educators
- Teachers and principals
- Researchers and professors
- Social workers, counsellors and therapists
- Doctors, nurses and all health professionals
- Saints and sinners!
Both the Living the Splendour of Truth conference, and LifeFest Youth Conference, feature an impressive line-up of international and local experienced speakers on life, faith and family topics. Speakers include Saint Gianna Beretta Molla’s daughter, Dr Gianna Emanuela Molla; His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, Father Shenan J. Boquet the President of Human Life International and Dr Colin Harte, Board Chair of Care Not Killing, UK. Find out more about each of our speakers on the Living the Splendour of Truth Conference Speaker Bios page.
A full Conference and LifeFest programme will be available closer to the event.
LifeFest Youth Conference
9:00am to 9:00pm
Registration opens at 8:30am
Friday 5th October
12:00pm Registration Opens
1:00pm Opening Prayer and Remarks
1:30pm In-depth Workshops (see choices below)
4:00pm Finish for day
7:30pm Opening Mass with His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke at St Michael’s, Remuera
The ever-popular in-depth workshops will once again feature on Friday afternoon. Workshop options:
- Natural Fertility Regulation – Billings Ovulation Method
Dr Joseph Hassan and Mrs Cushla Hassan
- Walking with the Wounded – Practical Insights into Post Abortion Healing
- Reaching Abortion Vulnerable Women
- Pro-Life Apologetics – Making the Case for Life and Family
Father Shenan J. Boquet and Dr Brian Clowes
Saturday 6th October
8:00am Registration Opens and Holy Mass
9:00am Conference Presentations
1:15pm Conference Presentations
6:30pm Conference Dinner with special guest Dr Gianna Emanuela Molla
Please note this dinner is now sold out.
Sunday 7th October
8:30am Registration Opens
9:00am Conference Presentations
1:10pm Conference Presentations
3:00pm Holy Rosary as requested by Bishop Patrick Dunn
3:20pm Conference Presentations continue
4:20pm Closing Mass with His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke
Morning and afternoon teas as well tea and coffee will be available throughout but please note lunches are not provided. Lunches will be available to purchase onsite in support of the Mother of Divine Mercy Refuge or please bring your own.
Conference Dinner is now sold out. A ticket is required.
Destined for Greatness: Building a Culture of Life
With Father Shenan J. Boquet and Dr Brian Clowes, PhD (Human Life International, USA)
Come and join us as we learn about the great gift of life and how we can build a new culture of life in our communities.
Sunday 30 September
1:30pm to 4:30pm at St Joseph’s Hall, 10 Dominion Street, Takapuna, Auckland
Clergy Workshop: Being Truly Pastoral Amid the Complexities of Life
Wednesday 3 October · 10:30am to 2:30pm
Epsom Girls Grammar School · Silver Road · Epsom
Hosted by Father Shenan Boquet and Dr Brian Clowes of Human Life International, this will be a crucial chance for clergy and seminarians to discuss the challenges and irreplaceable role of priests in the service of life and family along with practical and sensitive pastoral approaches to support families in the complex situations that are common today. Father Boquet and Brian Clowes collaborate with Vatican officials, (arch)bishops and Church leaders throughout the world. The discussion will continue over a cooked lunch.
Download an information sheet regarding the Clergy Workshop here.
For more information or to RSVP please contact Michael Loretz 021 825 955
LifeFest Youth Conference
Thursday 4th October
9:00am to 9:00pm
Meet Gianna and be inspired by her Saint-Mum’s life!
Thursday 4th October is the birthday of Saint Gianna Beretta Molla. Come celebrate the great gift of life on this special day!
- Fun activities
- Discover practical ways to love all human life from its very beginning until its natural end
- All food and materials included in the low price of $20 per person.
Conference Opening Mass
Friday 5th October at 7:30pm
St Michael’s Parish
6 Beatrice Street, Remuera, Auckland
Followed by light supper. All welcome.
His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke
Conference Dinner with special guest Dr Gianna Emanuela Molla
Saturday 6th October at 6:30pm
Marjory Adams Hall, Epsom Girls Grammar School
Silver Road, Epsom, Auckland
Tickets $75 per person, or purchase a table of 10 for $70 per person.
This dinner is now sold out.
Conference Closing Mass
Sunday 7th October at 4:15pm
At the conference venue. All welcome.
Take advantage of the Early Bird pricing (registrations submitted before Sunday 26th August) and go in the draw to win lunch with Cardinal Burke and Gianna Molla!*
The winners of the Early Bird Prize Draw were Steve and Fran Carne from Auckland. Congratulations!!
Sponsorships are available. Please do not hesitate to contact us. We do not want anyone to miss out.
The LifeFest Youth Conference and Living the Splendour of Truth Pro-Life, Pro-Family Conference will be held at
Epsom Girls Grammar School | Marjory Adams Hall
Silver Road | Epsom | Auckland
With beautiful gardens, Epsom Girls Grammar School is centrally located and easily accessed from the Gillies Ave and Newmarket exits on the Southern motorway. Parking can be found in surrounding streets. Please leave car spaces on Silver Ave for the elderly, disabled and those with young families if you are more able-bodied. The venue is conveniently situated close to public transport. The Newmarket train station is within a short walking distance and there are bus stops located close by.
A variety of accommodation is available within walking distance of the venue including, but not limited to, the following:
21 Alpers Ave, Newmarket
Ph: +64 9 281 2788 | alexanderinn.co.nz
Please mention the FLI Conference to receive a discounted room rate.
9 Manukau Road, Newmarket
Ph: +64 9 281 3612 | hakahotels.co.nz
Please quote “TRUTH18” to receive a discounted room rate.