This year’s Women of Grace retreat, scheduled for July 13-15 at the Malvern Retreat House in Malvern, PA, will delve into the mysterious union of Mary and the Holy Spirit and how the fruits of this union can empower today’s woman to meet the complex challenges of our day.
The Fathers of the Second Vatican Council said that the hour has come when women who are impregnated with the spirit of the Gospel will achieve an influence and power in the world that has never been seen before. This is our time! And this is why Catholic women interested in honing their feminine genius into the kind of leadership skills needed to affect real change in the world are flocking to the new Catholic Women’s Leadership Studies Program of the Benedicta Leadership Institute for Women.
When Carmen Schattner moved from Michigan to upstate Pennsylvania four years ago, she left everything behind – her job, extended family, an active parish life – and suddenly found herself lost and alone in a strange new place. Until one day she heard a voice on the radio telling her “If you want to know why God created you, what it means to be a daughter of God, here’s what you need to do!” Her life would never be the same again.