Johnnette Benkovic will serve as co-host of EWTN’s coverage of the historic convocation of Catholic leaders who are coming together in Orlando, Florida next weekend to come up with ways to bring the joy of the Gospel into the fabric of our nation.
By Christine Moore
On June 8, 2017, St. Mark’s in Southwest Ranches, Florida hosted a beautiful graduation ceremony for the completion of their Llenas de Gracia: Las Mujeres y la Vida Abundante study group, graduating 31 new women into the Women of Grace® family.
Johnnette’s UN speech was inspiring for many reasons, but what I loved the most was the way it opened my eyes to a deeper understanding of God’s mission for women and finding it through our authentic femininity. After reflecting on it more, I couldn’t help but question why I had never seen myself, or women in general, as makers and builders of peace. Because of this, her speech taught me how crucial our roles are as women.
Women of Grace is returning to Malvern, Pennsylvania for its annual retreat and this one is bound to be even more powerful than usual because we will be celebrating a quintessential moment in the history of the Church – the 100th anniversary of the Marian apparitions at Fatima.
History was made two weeks ago, when Women of Grace® founder, Johnnette Benkovic, delivered a message about the dignity and vocation of women to the world stage at the United Nations – a message delivered while standing in the shadow of the same Pilgrim Virgin Statue that first visited this global entity 65 years ago!
If you are a Catholic woman who is interested in becoming an active leader and mentor in the world, the Women of Grace® Benedicta Leadership Institute for Women® is offering several new courses for graduate credit at SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary in Orchard Lake, Michigan from June 19 – 30.
On May 12, 2017, the United Nations World Apostolate of Fatima Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be carried into Conference Room 2 at the UN for a two-hour event commemorating the 100th anniversary of the apparitions at Fatima. What most people don’t know is that she’s been here before – in 1952 – and she has been orchestrating a return journey ever since.