At the Boston Men’s Conference

At the Boston Men’s Conference

I’m liveblogging from the Boston Catholic Men’s Conference at the Boston Convention Center today. The talks have already begun, but I’m sitting at the registration desk at the moment. A bunch of guys have come up to introduce themselves as blog readers. I’m always glad to meet you all and it’s nice reminder that it’s not just me and the dozen or so regular commenters.

The weather has been real challenge, but it’s only affected one of the speakers. Patrick Madrid couldn’t get here because of a canceled flight. And while it looks like a substantial number of attendees are snowed in, it’s really great to see that a lot of guys got up early and on the road to be here.

The first talk was given by Andreas Widmer, substituting for the absent Patrick Madrid. Andreas is on the organizing team for the conference, but he’s also a former Swiss Guard who has some amazing stories to tell about Pope John Paul and an understanding of the late Pope based on a personal understanding of the man.

Martin Doman is also here providing music for the conference, which is great.

Right now a talk is being given by Scot Landry, one of the conference organizers, and his twin brother, Fr. Roger Landry, who is a priest in the Fall River diocese and editor of the diocesan newspaper there. I hope to provide some updates through the day as well.

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Domenico Bettinelli