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The Nashville Marian Conference was held April 29-30 at Our Lady of the Lake Church in Hendersonville. The theme of the conference was "My Soul Rejoices." Nikki Kingsley was one of the speakers. She talked about how search to know God led to her conversion from Islam to Catholicism.

Conference highlights Mary’s role in people’s lives 

Nashville Marian Conference will return in April 2023

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The Knights of Columbus Tennessee State Council held its annual state convention April 29-30 at the Marriott Cool Springs in Franklin. It was the first in-person state convention in three years. Bishop J. Mark Spalding of Nashville celebrated the Memorial Mass. State Deputy Fred Laufenberg, a parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Fairfield Glade, addresses the Knights during the convention.

Tennessee Knights urged to be ‘anchored in Christ’ [Photo Gallery]

Knights ‘kept the light of Christ alive’ during pandemic

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Read more about the article Festival de Esperanza reunites Cuban refugees, host families [Photo Gallery] 
The Fernandez brothers, from left, Paul, Carlos and Luis, reunite with the youngest daughter of the Rowan family, Kathy Rowan, during El Festival de Esperanza, which celebrated the 60th anniversary of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Nashville, at Saint Elle, an event space on Third Avenue South in Nashville on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. The Fernandez Brothers were three of several children taken in by Catholic host families in Nashville in the 1960s as part of Operation Pedro Pan, which was a response to unrest in Cuba because of Fidel Castro. Rowan's parents took in all three boys for 18 months before they were reunited with their father in late 1963. They were later reunited with their mother, in Miami, in 1966.

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‘They gave us all the love we were hoping for’

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Read more about the article Synod facilitators find eager, appreciative participants 
The Diocese of Nashville held more listening sessions for the Synod on Synodality, including one with people who have been facilitating sessions in churches, schools and other locations and one with students from Father Ryan High School. Bishop J. Mark Spalding talks with Father Ryan students, from left, J.J. Khym, Samantha Sowa, and A.J. Stacey at the start of their listening session.

Synod facilitators find eager, appreciative participants 

‘A lot of folks were eager to have their perspective heard’

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