Tuesday, September 11, 2007

I knew this family.

The cause for sainthood has been opened for the mother of this family, Gwen Coniker. I certainly believe it is warranted.


  1. What a wonderful story! I can't imagine being such a mother.

    I am the most impatient person in the world, and I have quite a temper at times too. Thanks be to God for the confessional. It will be a miracle if my children come out of their upbringing unscathed.

  2. Just an FYI - Drew Mariani is going to have Mr. Coniker on his show today, Wednesday. I believe Drew's show is on from 3-6pm CST on Relevant Radio.

  3. My niece Renee has been working with the Apostolate for Family Consecration in Ohio for about 5-6 years now. She absolutely loves it, although it seems kinda "cultish" to me.

  4. Anonymous8:05 PM

    that's great, but it would be nice if she helped out other less fortunate mothers. or maybe she did. the article was too long for me.

  5. Jeron, I've been to a retreat there one summer, about a month after Gwen died as a matter of fact--I got to talk with Mr Coniker a few times about her and other things as well. I think it is a wonderful apostolate. I didn't feel there was anything 'cultish' about it-- to me, at least. My impression was they are great promoters of family and living the Catholic life in a practical way. And they also realize teh importance of eduction in the Faith--catechism for the entire family, as well as emphasizing virtue and holiness.

    Maybe you and your family should make a retreat to visit your niece and see if you still have the same impressions about them.


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