In his homily celebrating the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God, Pope Francis said that it is the maternal face of a mother that protects society from the corrosive disease of being “spiritual orphans” – people who have no sense of belonging and become narcissistic and interested in only their own interests.
The pioneer group of Young Women of Grace has officially graduated!
Despite being less than six months since it’s official launch, Young Women of Grace is already making its way around the world. Riding on the wings of the Holy Spirit, it was brought to Trinidad where several young women took the course this summer and weren’t shy about telling us what they thought about it!
We received the beautiful letter below from Beatriz Machuca, one of our Texas facilitators:
On August 15, 2016, the Feast Day of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, West Texas Catholic Communitie
As a Catholic school Principal of 930 students, my life is very busy. As a mother of two children and 4 grandchildren, my life is full of activity. As a wife, sister and daughter, my life is full of obligations. Time is scarce, energy is never enough and my rope of life seems to want to unravel quite often! Read the rest…
The pioneers have just begun their study of Chapter Five, Wisdom for the Abundant Life, and decided to apply these teachings in a way that is particularly relevant to young women – the way the media portrays us.
The July 29th meeting of the Young Women of Grace pioneers featured a special guest who captivated the girls with her joy, happiness, and firm conviction – and the 11 puppies her convent is presently raising!
Young Women of Grace® Study Co-Author, Susan Brinkmann, OCDS and Facilitator/Teacher Guide Co-Developers, Mary Dillenback and Susan Jacobsen provide training and formation for future study facilitators and leaders. They offer valuable tools and insights for facilitators to confidently and inspirationally teach the program. Read the rest…