Thursday, May 21, 2015

From Mary's Shelter: Soirée Speakers -- The BIG Reveal!!

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May 21, 2015

We are so excited to share the BIG NEWS!  Our 2015 Summer  Soiree and Fundraiser speakers have been confirmed and you won't want to miss hearing their testimonies!

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Haywood Robinson
Family Medicine Doctor and Pro-life Advocate

Dr. Haywood Robinson is a Family Medicine doctor and pro-life advocate from College Station, Texas. 
During his residency in Los Angeles, Dr. Robinson received abortion training while on the obstetrics and gynecology service.  At the time, he did not give the matter serious thought and had no moral opposition to abortion.  During this time he met his future wife, Noreen.  Moonlighting at abortion clinics together was commonplace and money became a mutual motivator as the pay was substantial.

After completing their residency programs, the Robinsons were married and moved to Texas.  Five years later, the Lord spoke to their hearts and they were transformed.  By God's grace, Dr. Haywood is now part of the pro-life ministry, sharing his testimony nationwide to expose the truth about the abortion industry and to be a voice for the unborn.  

Guest Speaker:
Mr. Art Bennett
President and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington

Mr. Bennett is the President and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington (CCDA), 
which seeks to implement the Church's mission of social justice in the Diocese of Arlington in ways that strengthen individuals, families, and communities. 

 Mr. Bennett was a vice president for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), managing international mental health programs in Europe and Asia for 15 years.   He also was the Founder and Director of the Alpha Omega Mental Health Clinics in Maryland and Virginia (2002-2010) which integrate psychology with the Catholic Faith.  Mr. Bennett also created Unity Restored, a website designed to help those afflicted by pornography.

 He is licensed as a marriage and family therapist in Virginia and California. He has co-authored four books with his wife, Laraine:  three on temperament, one on emotions, and co-edited a book on marriage.   The Bennetts have four children.


This year's Summer Soiree & Fundraiser promises to be a wonderful evening! Register TODAY by visiting our website.  There is no cost to attend but seating is limited.  Make your reservation TODAY!

Mary's Shelter, 309 Hawke Street, Fredericksburg VA 22401