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Cajundome and Convention Center
444 Cajundome Boulevard
Lafayette, LA 70506

Friday June 8th, 2012 @ 2:00pm to 8:00pm

Fr. Joshua Guillory was born in Vidrine, Louisiana. A graduate of Kaplan High School, he attended McNeese State, earning a degree in French and English. Continuing his studies in French, he studied abroad at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland for one year. Fr. Guillory also taught French for one year at North Vermillion High School.

In 2001, he attended Notre Dame and Loyola University where he studied philosophy. Fr. Guillory completed his priest residency at North American College in Rome. He received his Masters of Theology from St. Thomas Aquinas (a.k.a. “The Angelicum”) in Rome. While in Rome, Fr. Guillory also began studying Canon Law at Santa Croce (Holy Cross).

Father’s hobbies include reading and cooking Italian foods. Ever since he was a young boy, he has had an interest in botany, and particularly enjoys identifying native Louisiana plants. He is the pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Ville Platte.
Mrs. Terry Arnold is a homeschool leader from Houston, Texas. She attended the University of Houston and has been married to her husband Calvin for nearly 30 years. Since 1991, she has been homeschooling her five children, two of whom have gone on to receive impressive college scholarships.

From 2003 to 2011, Mrs. Arnold served as the chairwoman of the Association of Roman Catholic Homeschoolers (ARCH) Support Group. Additionally, she acted as the conference coordinator for Houston’s annual Catholic homeschooling conference held at the University of St. Thomas. She has been pro- active in homeschooling – helping to start the Texas Home Education Partnership and running a homeschooling bookstore.

A founding sponsor for the first homeschooled chapter of the American Red Cross Youth Chapter, Mrs. Arnold was awarded the American Red Cross Youth Sponsor of the Year Award (2008-2009). She is a founding member of the Laura Recovery Center for Missing Children.

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.

If you would like to be considered to be a vendor at the IHM Lafayette Conference,
please send an email to our Vendor Coordinator at vendors(AT)ihmconference.org

If you are interested in becoming a vendor for the first time, please review our Vendor Guidelines.

Our vendor area will be fairly small this year. So far our confirmed vendors include:

Natural Way to Learn Church Latin

Pauline Books and Media

Seton Home Study School

St. Francis Videos

Friday, June 8
Time Speaker Talk
2:00pm Registration/Vendor Area Opens
2:30pm Mrs. Terry Arnold
Tips I’ve Learned over the Years
Looking for the secrets to homeschooling? Although she can’t promise all of the answers, Mrs. Arnold, as a homeschooling mother of 5 children, will share tips and overviews learned in 20 years of homeschooling. Some topics covered will be “short term or long haul homeschooling?” “why homeschool for high school?” and “mom versus mom-teacher tips.”
3:30pm Mrs. Virginia Seuffert
The Academic Approach for All Ages
You can provide a top flight academic education from preschool to high school. Reach your learning goals with a method proven by centuries of success, emphasizing a well-ordered school day, virtues like obedience and diligence, memorization, and a curriculum based on the finest thoughts of Western culture.
4:30pm- 6:00pm Vendor Sales/Dinner
6:00pm Fr. Joshua Guillory Homeschooling: Vatican II and the Code of Canon Law

The vocation to family life is a vocation to holiness. Fr. Guillory’s talk will explore both the spirit and the letter of some important Church documents in order to inform and to encourage homeschooling parents in their efforts to fulfill their vocation in the Church.

7:00pm Mrs. Virginia Seuffert
How Catholic Home Education is Changing American Culture
Catholic home education has evolved from a tiny group of parents to a powerful social movement. Learn how homeschool graduates are using their authentic Catholic education and solid academic training to change the country and the Church, and how your children can be counted among them.
8:00pm Conference Closes