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Day 1: Saturday, February 10, 2024
Day 2: Sunday, February 11, 2024
Day 3: Monday, February 12, 2024


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Day 1: Saturday, February 10, 2024

9:00-10:00 a.m.
Livestream - Holy Mass from the National Shrine of Divine Mercy

10:15-11:15 a.m.
Fr. Kazimierz Chwalek, MIC, BA, STB, STL (Cand.), Marian Fathers Provincial Emeritus, Author and Editor
Welcome and Opening Prayer at St. Faustina Center
The Moral Virtue of Fortitude: Essential for Healthcare Professionals


11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
George Delgado, M.D., F.A.A.F.P., Innovator of Abortion Pill Reversal; Fellow, American Academy of Family; President of Steno Institute
Fortitude in Action: Bringing Abortion Pill Reversal to Those Seeking a Second Chance

12:15-1:00 p.m.
Lunch

1:00-1:45 p.m.
Dr. Ron Sobecks, MD, Professor, Dept. of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland Clinic
Fortitude in the Practice of Hematology/Oncology in Patient Care

1:45-2:45 p.m.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
George Delgado, M.D., F.A.A.F.P., Innovator of Abortion Pill Reversal; Fellow, American Academy of Family; President of Steno Institute
Post-Roe Threats to the Health of Women and Pre-Born Babies

2:45-3:30 p.m.
Sr. M. Inga Kvassayová, OLM, Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy
Eucharist a Source of Healing for Patients

3:30-4:00 p.m.
Break with The Divine Mercy Chaplet to be prayed privately.

4:00-4:45 p.m.
Dr. Christopher Klofft, Associate Professor of Theology, Assumption University
The Anthropology of Gender: God’s Revelation and Contemporary Challenges

4:45-5:15 p.m.
Most Rev. Bishop Robert McManus, DD, STD
Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services

5:15-6:00 p.m.
Marie Romagnano, MSN, RN, CCM-R; Founder, Healthcare Professionals for Divine Mercy; Assistant Clinical Professor, Elms School of Nursing, College of Our Lady of the Elms; Director, Medical and Humanitarian Case Management Operations for Ukraine Relief
Ukraine War and the Medical and Humanitarian Challenge: Catastrophic Medical Case Management with Project C.U.R.E.

6:00-6:45 p.m.
Kristin Robinson, BS, Kansas City Executive Director, Project C.U.R.E. | Franciscan Mission Warehouse
Project C.U.R.E.: War Response to the Medical and Humanitarian Needs in Ukraine

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Day 2: Sunday, February 11, 2024

9:00-10:00 a.m.
Livestream - Holy Mass from the National Shrine of Divine Mercy

10:15-10:30 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Prayer at St. Faustina Center

10:30-11:15 a.m.
Dr. Ron Sobecks, MD, Professor, Dept. of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland Clinic
The Gift of Presence and Mercy in the Restoration and Preservation of Health

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Dr. Christopher Klofft, Associate Professor of Theology, Assumption University
Medically-Assisted Suicide: Understanding and Witnessing to Truth

12:15-1:00 p.m.
Lunch

1:00-1:45 p.m.
Fr. Joseph Roesch, MIC, MA, STL, Superior General of the worldwide Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary
Samaritanus Bonus and Fortitude: An Approach of Mercy for Patient Care

1:45-2:45 p.m.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Dr. Paul W. Hruz, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Endocrinology and Diabetes Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Cell Biology and Physiology, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
Medical Approaches to Alleviate Suffering from Gender Dysphoria: Scientific Evidence and Outcome

2:45-3:45 p.m.
Very Rev. Chris Alar, MIC, Provincial Superior, Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Mercy Province; Director of the Association of Marian Helpers, Stockbridge, Massachusetts
The Virtues of Our Lady and Fortitude in Healthcare: Model for Patients and Healthcare Professional

3:45-4:00 p.m.
Break with private prayer of The Divine Mercy Chaplet.

4:00-4:45 p.m.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Dr. Paul W. Hruz, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Endocrinology and Diabetes Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Cell Biology and Physiology, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
Sexual Identity: Speaking Truth with Love to Our Patients

4:45-5:30 p.m.
Bryan Thatcher, MD, Intl. Director, Doctors for Divine Mercy; Founder, Eucharistic Apostles of The Divine Mercy.
Virtues of St. Faustina with Terminal Tuberculosis: A Model for Patients

5:30-6:30 p.m.
Fr. Kazimierz Chwalek, MIC, BA, STB, STL (Cand.), Marian Fathers Provincial Emeritus, Author and Editor
The Virtue of Fortitude: The Courage to Love, to Hope and Trust for Patients and Their Families
Closing Prayers


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Day 3: Monday, February 12, 2024

9:00-10:00 a.m.
Livestream - Holy Mass from the National Shrine of Divine Mercy

10:30-11:30 a.m.
Fr. Kazimierz Chwalek, MIC, BA, STB, STL (Cand.), Marian Fathers Provincial Emeritus, Author and Editor
Spiritual Retreat Lecture

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Fr. Richard Shuaibu
Spiritual Retreat Lecture

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