This presentation begins by examining the numerous obstacles and misperceptions that prevent most Catholics from participating in and reaping the benefits from the Sacrament of Reconciliation, a most important encounter with Jesus Christ.  It looks at the gift of Reconciliation, both in terms of God’s forgiveness as well as the many graces associated with it that help each of us to grow in holiness. Elizabeth shares her own miraculous experience with Confession that set her heart on fire for the sacrament and includes tips to help parents foster a similar enthusiasm in themselves and their children.


Testimonials for The Joy of Reconciliation

Your sharing about your Confession experience caused the longest lines and time needed for Confession so far: 12:00 pm to 3:30pm for some priests!  How wonderful to affect women’s lives in this way. You are an excellent, engaging speaker and thank you for being such a blessing to the conference!

Sheri Isham – 
Founder & President, Catholic Women of Faith Conference, Franklin TN


I loved the talk on Reconciliation.  It was very inspiring.  I actually went, and enjoyed my time with a nice priest – my first time in 46 years.

Susan C., Arizona


My favorite presentation of the conference was Elizabeth’s talk on the Joy of Reconciliation.  I have always been intimidated by the whole process of Confession.  My life was changed by my Reconciliation experience today and I thank Elizabeth and the PDCCW for having this conference which gave God the opening to work in my life today.

Emily M., Arizona


I didn’t know that the Sacrament of Reconciliation could be described so truthfully and so beautifully.

Tina S., Arizona