With one of the property's majestic live oaks in the background, the 20' red and gold campaign standard of the TFP is raised and the Nicene Creed is sung to start off the TFP-Louisiana 2012 Regional Conference. As in the two previous years, the day-long event was held at the organization's headquarters in Lafayette. Some 50 dedicated Catholics from the Bayou and Lone Star states attended.
This year's Regional Conference was held on the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, February 11.
TFP-Louisiana president Thomas Drake was Master of Ceremonies and introduced the speakers
The first talk of the day was given by American TFP vice president John W. Horvat II. He talked about "The Fight for Tradition, Family, and Property: Where Do We Go From Here?"
In this picture, TFP member Michael Drake gives the Conference's second talk: "True Happiness: Where Can One Find It?"
Another picture of the same talk.
The fourth talk was given by TFP member Cesar Franco and Mr. Ben Broussard. Among other things they discussed was the American TFP's October 2011 caravan in Mississippi to drum up support for the legal personhood of the unborn.
Another photo of the talk given by Messrs. Cesar Franco and Ben Broussard. The speaker's podium had a small statue of Our Lady of Prompt Succor behind it. The headquarters is dedicated to Her and She is patroness of Louisiana.
The last talk of the day was given by TFP supporter Dr. Mark Schneider. He delighted the audience with pictures and a report of the pilgrimage to Quito, Ecuador, for the Feb. 2, 2012 Rosary of the Dawn. This procession through the downtown streets of Quito starts at about 4am and finishes at dawn and drew some 11,000 people this year! The procession has a long history to it and is part of the devotions connected to the miraculous statue of Our Lady of Good Success at the Conceptionist Convent in that city.