about Together in Holiness

Where Spouses Discover God’s Plan for Their Family
Together in Holiness is a marriage conference series for dioceses that inspires spouses to grow together in holiness and empowers parents to form their children in the Catholic faith. To learn more about the Together in Holiness marriage enrichment initiative, click here.
  • "All couples in the Diocese of Venice are encouraged to join us at the Together in Holiness conference this fall as we explore how your family can become its own “school of virtue” through this marriage initiative. My hope is that each of you may be inspired to live out the beautiful vocation of marriage more fully and embrace the call to be missionary disciples. How blessed the Diocese is to be able to offer this conference."
  • - Most Rev. Frank J. Dewane, Bishop of Venice in Florida




  • Early Bird Couple: $49 | Early Bird Individual: $29
    • Early Bird discount available through August 16.
  • Couple: $59 | Individual: $35
  • Scholarships for couples or individuals are available
  • On-site childcare available for potty-trained children up to fifth grade: $5/child
  • A box lunch is included for each adult registrant. Parents are responsible for packing a lunch for their child(ren) who are in childcare.

  • Exhibitors*

  • Ministry Registration: $85 (includes registration for 2 people & 1 table)
  • Vendor Registration: $150 (includes registration for 2 people & 1 table)
  • *Pre-approval for exhibitor booths is required. Please email [email protected] for more information.


  • We recognize that many families are struggling during these times. If you need assistance with the cost of the conference, we encourage you to apply for a partial or full scholarship (click here); if you feel called to contribute to our scholarship fund, you can do so at the time of registration.

Refund Information
  • *If you are no longer able to attend the conference, after purchasing your ticket, you may choose to transfer your registration fees to a scholarship couple in need, or request a refund.
  • All refunds must be requested 2 weeks prior to the conference. The last day to request a refund is Friday, September 17. All refund requests made on or after September 18 will not be accepted, but the funds will automatically be transferred to a scholarship couple in need. Please email [email protected] to transfer your registration or request a refund.


9:00 AM
  • Conference Check-In
10:00 AM
  • Words of Welcome
10:15-11:15 AM
  • Marriage, Family, and the Virtue of Love
  • Rev. Murchadh O'Madagain
11:15 AM
  • Break
11:30 AM-12:30 PM
  • How to Nourish Love in the Family
  • Mary Caprio, CFCP, MAT, MTS
12:30-2:00 PM
  • Break for Lunch and Prayer
2:15-3:15 PM
  • Family: A School of Virtue
  • Kevin and Lisa Cotter
3:15 PM
  • Closing Comments
3:30 PM
  • Transition to Mass
4:00 PM
  • Vigil Mass
  • Most Rev. Frank J. Dewane


Associate Fellow, St. John Paul II Foundation

Mary Caprio is currently the Pastoral Associate for Evangelization at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church. She also serves as Adjunct Faculty at University of St. Thomas in theology and is an Associate Fellow for the St. John Paul II Foundation. Mary is a Certified Fertility Care Practitioner for the Creighton Model System. Prior to her current position, Mary was a Registered Nurse for over 20 years and worked in the field of HIV/AIDS nursing. Mary attended University of Texas for her undergraduate degree in nursing; Loyola University of Chicago for her Masters Degree in Nursing; Franciscan University of Steubenville for her Masters in Theology and The John Paul Institute in Washington DC for her Masters in Theological Studies with an emphasis on bioethics, marriage and family. She obtained her certification in Fertility Care through the Pope Paul VI Institute in 2013 and in 2019 received certification in Bioethics from the National Catholic Bioethics Center.

Pastor, St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

Fr. Murchadh O’Madagain (pronounced Mur-a-ca) was born in Dublin and grew up in the West of Ireland. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1998, in the national seminary called Maynooth, just outside of Dublin. In 2005 he completed his doctorate in spiritual theology in Rome, in the University of St. Thomas Aquinas (The ‘Angelicum’). He has published three books: "St. Therese of Lisieux: Through Love and Suffering"; "Centering Prayer and the Healing of the Unconscious"; and "By the Word of Their Testimony: The Journey of a Priest". He moved to the diocese of Venice in 2013 and has worked in Sarasota, Venice and is now the pastor at St. Vincent de Paul church, Fort Myers.

Catholic Authors and Speakers

Kevin and Lisa Cotter met in high school, were married straight out of college, and are now raising their four kids, ranging from 15 to 2, in Denver, CO. After spending 11 years as a missionary family with FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students), Kevin is the Executive Director of The Amazing Parish, and Lisa is a mom who speaks and writes on the side. Together they are the author of "Dating Detox" and co-hosts of the How-to Catholic podcast. Kevin holds a Masters in Scripture from the Augustine Institute, and Lisa is currently pursuing her Masters in Theology from the Augustine Institute.

Bishop of Venice in Florida

Most Reverend Bishop Frank J. Dewane serves as the spiritual leader of more than 227,000 Catholics in the Diocese of Venice in Florida. Bishop Dewane was named Coadjutor Bishop of the Diocese of Venice by Pope Benedict XVI on April 25, 2006, and on January 19, 2007, he was installed in his current role as Bishop of the Diocese. In addition to holding a degree from the University of Wisconsin, Bishop Dewane also completed studies at The American University in Washington DC, as well as from Pontifical Gregorian University and Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, both in Rome. Bishop Dewane currently serves on several committees at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops including the Committee for Domestic Justice and Integral Human Development (past Chair), Committee for International Justice and Peace, Ad Hoc Committee against Racism, Subcommittee for the Pastoral Care of Migrants, Refugees and Travelers. Further, Bishop Dewane is a member of the Board of Directors of the Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land.



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