Two A.O.L. alumnae will be involved in the 12th annual Midwest Catholic Family Conference in Wichita, KS, in August. Barbara Mikus Kelly ’54 is a co-founder of M.C.F. and a director of the three-day summer event, with sessions planned for adults, teens and children. In an article on the Wichita diocese’s website, Barbara described the conference as an opportunity to learn about current issues affecting the Church and to seek deeper spiritual growth through education and devotion. Among the conference’s scheduled speakers is Susan Tassone ’70, longtime champion of “the holy souls” in Purgatory. Her latest book is titled “Praying with the Saints for The Holy Souls in Purgatory” (Our Sunday Visitor Books).
In addition to her job as a business development manager at Beverly Bank in Chicago, Margie Leslie O’Connell is director of the Platinum Adventures Club, the bank’s travel and activities club for qualifying over-50 customers. For club members, the bank sponsors day trips to museums, theaters and other local attractions, as well as extended trips and seminars on timely topics.