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This conference is co-hosted by St. Benedict Press and TAN Books.

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Belmont Abbey College – Dining Hall
100 Belmont-Mt. Holly Rd.
Belmont, NC 28012

Friday May 24th, 2013 @ 2:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday May 25th, 2013 @ 9:30am to 3:30pm

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The IHM Carolina Conference was one of our best conferences in 2012, exceeding all of our expectations for a first-year conference. In response, we have decided to make our conference a two-day event and help it grow into something even bigger and better.

Fr. Timothy Reid, a convert to the Catholic Faith, earned his B.S. in Marketing from Indiana University, but later changed his focus to pursue the study of Philosophy at the Catholic University of America. After attaining his M.A. in Philosophy in 1997, he took a job with the U.S.C.C.B. in the Migration and Refugee Services Department.

Following his Theology studies at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, earning an M.A. and M.Div., Fr. Reid was ordained in 2004. His first assignment was as Parochial Vicar of St. Mark Catholic Church and later went to St. Matthew Catholic Church. In 2007, he was made Pastor of St. Ann Catholic Church, where he oversaw the dramatic renovation of the church. The new structure was dedicated on December 5, 2009 by Bishop Jugis.

Fr. Reid specializes in the Sacred Liturgy, the Traditional Latin Mass, sacred art and architecture, marriage counseling and preparation, vocational discernment, parish missions, retreats, and Carmelite spirituality. In fact, Fr. Reid also serves as the Spiritual Director of for the Secular Carmelite group in Charlotte.
Fr. Patrick Winslow graduated from State University of New York at Cortland in 1991 with a B.S. in Chemistry. From 1992-1993 he attended Georgia Institute of Technology, Graduate Department of Chemistry. In 1999 he earned his STB in Theology from Catholic University of America and was ordained a priest in June of 1999.

Prior to being installed as pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Father Winslow served as pastor of St. John the Baptist Church in Tryon for six years. While there, Fr. Winslow studied for an advanced degree in canon law from The Catholic University of America and has recently completed his studies. He is also a lecturer for Catholic Scripture Studies International.
Prof. Joseph Pearce is a native of England and writer in residence and visiting fellow at Thomas More College in New Hampshire. He is editor of the St. Austin Review (www.staustinreview.com), an international review of Catholic culture, series editor of the Ignatius Critical Editions (www.ignatiuscriticaleditions.com), and executive director of Catholic Courses (www.catholiccourses.com).

The internationally acclaimed author of many books, which include bestsellers such as The Quest for Shakespeare, Tolkien: Man and Myth, The Unmasking of Oscar Wilde, C. S. Lewis and The Catholic Church, Bilbo’s Journey, Literary Converts, Wisdom and Innocence: A Life of G.K. Chesterton, Solzhenitsyn: A Soul in Exile, and Old Thunder: A Life of Hilaire Belloc, Joseph Pearce is a world-recognized biographer of modern Christian literary figures. His books have been published and translated into Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch, Italian, Korean and Polish.

Prof. Pearce has hosted two 13-part television series about Shakespeare on EWTN, and has also written and presented documentaries on EWTN on the Catholicism of The Lord of the Rings.

He has participated and lectured at a wide variety of international and literary events at major colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada, Britain, Europe, Africa and South America. He is also a regular guest on national and international television and radio programs, and has served as consultant for film documentaries on J.R.R. Tolkien and Alexander Solzhenitsyn.

Prof. Pearce relocated to the United States in 2001. He and his wife homeschool their two young children, Leo and Evangeline.
Mr. Conor Gallagher earned both his Masters in Philosophy and Juris Doctoris from The Catholic University of America. He began his professional career as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert J. Conrad, Chief Judge of the Western District of North Carolina. He has been an adjunct Professor of Philosophy and Political Philosophy at Belmont Abbey College, and is currently vice president of Publishing of Saint Benedict Press and TAN Books, as well as executive producer of Catholic Courses. He and his wife Ashley, are the proud parents of eight great children (all homeschooled!!).
Mrs. Lacy Rabideau, wife, mother of 4, author, speaker, craft designer, and home educator, has been publishing on the web since 2008. Lacy founded Catholic Icing in 2009 to help parents and teachers educate children about the Catholic faith in fun and hands-on ways! Lacy is author of Catholic ABC’s and A Picture Book of the Mass Illustrated by the Masters.
Mrs. Virginia (Ginny) Seuffert, a native New Yorker and mother of 12, has been homeschooling for over 20 years! While in New York, Mrs. Seuffert lectured, debated, and wrote a number of articles for the Pro-Life movement. After moving to Illinois, she became a founding member of the Network of Illinois Catholic Home Educators, helped establish the “Round Table” (a Catholic home school leadership discussion group), and became a founder and officer of the Catholic Home School Network of America.

In addition to appearing on EWTN, she has been a guest on numerous radio shows, lectured at Catholic family conferences all over the United States and Canada, and has authored several articles on such topics as home education, teaching children the virtues, and household management. The Illinois Press Association awarded her first place honors for a column she wrote defending traditional family values in a local newspaper. The Seton Home Study School Newsletter regularly features her columns, and recently Seton Press published her first two books of a series, Ginny’s Gems: Home Management Essentials and Ginny’s Gems: 10 Essentials for Teaching Your Preschooler at Home.


IHM accepts vendors by invitation only; if you would like to be considered to be a vendor at the IHM Carolina Conference, please send an email to our Vendor Coordinator at vendors(AT)ihmconference.org
A copy of our Vendor Guidelines can be viewed here: Vendor Guidelines.
The following is a list of vendors who have confirmed so far for 2013.

Vendor Name and Description Table Number and Hometown
Albertus Magnus Academy

Argumentation and debate academy for Catholic homeschooled students in the Carolinas.
1 Table
Charlotte, NC
Belmont Abbey College

At Belmont Abbey, you will find a campus that is physically beautiful, an atmosphere that is friendly, and classes that will stimulate your mind, cultivate your spirit, and gladden your heart. At the Abbey, your classes will be small. Your professors will know you by name. You will get to know your classmates well and they will get to know you. You become part of the Catholic intellectual tradition that founded the world’s first universities and that continues to animate many of them today. You also partake of the Benedictine tradition of learning and holiness that has been a light to individuals and to nations for 1,500 years.
1 Table
Belmont, NC
CatholicIcing.com 1 Table
Catholic Schoolhouse

Catholic Schoolhouse is designed to help homeschool families enrich their educational experience through a flexible approach to learning inspired by classical elements. With our Tour Guide, the whole family can study the same topics, delving deeper into the material as they grow older. Using the Catholic Schoolhouse materials can help bring structure and cohesiveness to your entire homeschool experience and will bless your family.
1 Table
Rock Hill, SC
Holy Heroes

Lots of free activities in our “Advent Adventure,” “Lenten Adventure,” and “Summer Faith Adventure,” plus other free stuff on our website, plus Holy Heroes, Glory Stories, and Altar Gang audio CDs, companion books, and unique (and catechetical) Catholic gift items.
3 Tables
Cramerton, NC
Kolbe Academy Homeschool

Kolbe Academy Homeschool provides curriculum and books that are CATHOLIC – loyal to the Magisterium, CLASSICAL in approach, IGNATIAN in method, and FLEXIBLE in practice.
1 Table
Napa, CA
Lighthouse Catholic Media

In Setting hearts on fire through our not for profit CDs, downloads, and books from the world’s most sought after Catholic speakers and authors. Also serving you with our partners of Word on Fire, Hearts A Fire Marian Consecration, and Ignatius Press.
2 Tables
Rock Hill, SC
(local rep)
Navis Pictures

Navis Pictures provides young actors with opportunities to work on beautiful and meaningful Catholic films. Their latest release,
The War of the Vendee tells the forgotten story of the martyrs of the French Revolution and their struggle to win religious freedom–an especially timely film that will educate, entertain, and inspire the entire family.
1 Table
Danbury, CT
Pauline Books & Media

In our children’s line, we publish books parents can trust. You can rest assured that Pauline Books & Media editions present solid Christian values with a Catholic perspective. Our pre-school and primary books make it easy for parents and teachers to introduce younger children to important aspects of the Faith.
3 Tables
Charleston, SC (local store)
Prof. Joseph Pearce 2 Tables
Seton Home Study School

Seton is a full-service Catholic curriculum provider and the largest publisher of Catholic textbooks in the English language. Serving around 15,000 enrolled students, Seton assists families by providing books, lesson plans, grading services, counseling services, and a wealth of online resources. At the conference, we are offering a $30 per child discount on enrollment (grades 1-12).
14 Tables
(not counting used books)
Front Royal, VA
Seton Used Books

There is only a handful of conferences where Seton sells the used books that families return to us over the year. This two-day only sale is your chance to pick up these great deals.
3 Tables
Front Royal, VA
TAN Books – Saint Benedict Press

Saint Benedict Press, founded in 2006, is the parent company for a variety of imprints including TAN Books, Catholic Courses, Benedict Bibles, and Benedict Books. The company’s name pays homage to the guiding influence of the Rule of St. Benedict and the Benedictine monks on Belmont Abbey, North Carolina, just a short distance from the company’s headquarters in Charlotte, NC.
Saint Benedict Press is now a multi-media company. Its mission is to publish and distribute products reflective of the Catholic intellectual tradition and to present these products in an attractive and accessible manner.
6 Tables
Charlotte, NC
Teaching Textbooks

Teaching Textbooks makes math textbooks (3rd grade through Pre-calculus) designed exclusively for homeschoolers. That’s why each of the textbooks in our line contains step-by-step audiovisual solutions to every one of the thousands of assigned problems.
2 Tables
Oklahoma City, OK
Usborne Books

The From Art to Zoology, Usborne Books and More offers exceptional titles that will entice and engage children of all ages – grom birth to high school. We are the leading publisher of childrens educational books and are used extensively in many curricula.
3 Tables
High Point, NC
(local rep)

 


FRIDAY, May 24
Time Speaker Talk
2:00pm Registration/Vendor Area Opens
2:30pm Fr. Timothy Reid
Conscience Formation: Living Out Our Catholic Faith and Values

In a world that is increasingly hostile to Catholicism, it’s more important than ever that Catholics live their faith wholeheartedly. This talk will help Catholic parents form their consciences properly, and teach their children to do the same, so that our Catholic faith can be fully embraced and lived with integrity.
3:30pm Mrs. Virginia Seuffert
A Simple Schedule: The Secret to Success

Are baby care, chasing toddlers, schoolwork, housework, and extracurricular activities driving you to distraction? Wondering how those Catholic moms of mega-families persevere for decades? Let a mother of 12 children share how a reliable schedule helped her to maintain her sanity while fulfilling her responsibilities.
4:30 – 6:00pm Vendor Sales/Dinner
6:00pm Fr. Patrick Winslow
Walking on Water: A Paradigm of Faith

When Our Lord walks on water and invites Peter to do the same, Sacred Scripture provides us with an apt and revealing metaphor for living a life of faith. This presentation will reflect upon this biblical scene providing insight for living one’s faith.
7:00pm Mr. Conor Gallagher
If Aristotle’s Kid had an iPod

Conor Gallagher dusts off Aristotle’s Ethics and reveals a vibrant, illuminating philosophy no less powerful and profound than when it was first penned. This talk will be an indispensable guide for any parent who wants to pass on the secrets of a happy life to their kids.
SATURDAY, May 25
Time Speaker Talk
9:30am Registration
10:00am Prof. Joseph Pearce
Race with the Devil: A Journey to the Catholic Church

Joseph Pearce relates his own personal conversion story. Hear him tell the story of his journey from a white supremacist organization, anti-Catholicism, Loyalist terrorist groups in Northern Ireland, and his two prison sentences. Learn how he came to a belief in Christ and His Church.
11:00am Mrs. Virginia Seuffert
Public Education and the Necessity of Homeschooling

Do you know what goes on in public school classrooms? Many parents don’t fully understand the role state schools have seized in molding the minds and habits of American children. Parents, however, and not the schools are ultimately responsible for raising happy and virtuous children. Home education is not just an option, it is key to our nation’s future.
12:00 – 1:30pm Lunch/Vendor Sales
1:30pm Mrs. Lacy Rabideau
Living the Liturgical Year: Weaving Catholicism into Your Life

Catholicism shouldn’t be a puzzle piece that can be lifted out of your life… it should be woven into the tapestry of your day to day activities! Living the liturgical year with your kids is easier than you think, and so rewarding!
2:30pm Prof. Joseph Pearce
The Catholicism of The Hobbit

Tolkien described The Lord of the Rings as a “fundamentally religious and Catholic work.” Discover how his earlier book, The Hobbit, is equally Catholic. Prof. Pearce, author of Bilbo’s Journey, unravels the hidden Christian meaning of this classic tale of good and evil in Middle Earth.
3:30pm Conference Ends