Canceled due to COVID-19 Response

Our Nations Largest Gathering of Catholic Nurses

NACN-USA National Conference
Hanceville, Alabama | June (15) 16-18, 2020


June 16-18, 2020 – Conference
June 15 – Optional EWTN Show & Tour


Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament,
Hanceville, Alabama


Rediscovering our Roots:
Spirituality as a Foundation of Nursing Practice.

Registration Fees:

Members $295
Non-members $345
Students & Religious: $125

Gather with Catholic Nurses across the nation at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Alabama for the NACN-USA 2020 National Conference.  Network and learn from amazing Catholic speakers and confident Catholic Nurses at the bedside, in academia and in other nursing apostolates.  Conference schedule will follow many of the rhythms of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery.  Experience a touch of life with the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration, Seek Jesus in the Sacraments, Mary in personal prayer and make deep and lasting friendships with other Catholic Nurses.

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Daily Schedule Sneak Peek:

0605 – Optional Morning Prayers with the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration.
0700 – Optional Mass in the Main Church
0800 – Registration opens.

Wednesday Evening – Optional excursion to Irondale, 60 minutes away, attending EWTN Live with Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J.

Can you arrive a day early? Studio audience tickets for the recording of At Home with Jim and Joy are available online on a first come first serve basis. Recording begins at 1130 in the EWTN studio, Irondale, AL

At Home with Jim and Joy followed by a tour of the TV station.

Rosary, vespers and benediction will follow in the EWTN Chapel.

Shrine Details & Lodging

EWTN Details & Lodging

Transportation: Birmingham Airport, 5900 Messer Airport Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35212 is 7.5 miles (11 minutes) from EWTN, 5817 Old Leeds Road, Irondale, AL 35210 and 52 miles (59 minutes) from the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, 3224 County Road 548, Hanceville, AL 35077.

Accommodations: If attending events on June 15 at EWTN, you have the option to stay at your hotel near the Shrine or to book one night at the hotels near EWTN. See above packets for listings of hotels near both EWTN and the Shrine. Make sure when making your reservation that you mention you are a Shrine Pilgrim or EWTN Pilgrim for the best rate.

June 15 – Information: For the filming of At Home with Jim and Joy, seating is at 1130 and is limited to the first 45 with an option to expand seating based upon demand. Three shows are filmed on Monday. There is no cost, however, you will need to individually book your studio tickets. Information about booking studio tickets is shared in your conference registration confirmation.  If you find you cannot make the shows, please be sure to cancel your reservation so someone else can attend. After the filming, there will be time to visit the adoration chapel, grounds and shop. The tour of EWTN Studios is at 2:45pm. The Friars invite us to rosary at 4:30pm followed by Vespers (Evening Prayer) and Benediction. Note: if you arrive early, Morning Prayer is at 6am followed by the Friars’ Conventual Mass (televised) in the EWTN Chapel, and 11am Confessions. See the handout above for the proper attire for the televised daily mass and other scheduled events.