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.
The role of women in the world has never been as important as it is today, which is why so many Catholic women are deciding the time has come to hone their leadership skills in the first-of-its-kind Catholic Women’s Leadership Studies Program of the Benedicta Leadership Institute for Women.
Pia de Solenni, SThD, a gifted theologian, author and expert on bioethics and the new feminism, has been appointed to serve as Chancellor of the Diocese of Orange, a post which is the highest office available to a lay person within the Catholic Church.
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.
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.
Magnificat Central Service Team (CST) Member
A few weeks ago, I was privileged, along with CST sister, Diane Bates, to attend the Benedicta Leadership Institute and the National Women of Grace Conference held in Diane’s home parish, St. Francis of Assisi in Grapevine, Texas. What Divine Providence! Nothing is coincidence! The amazing thing was that Johnnette Benkovic had invited Living Praise Worship Team to lead the praise and worship at both events. It was the first time Magnificat CST members, Grapevine Magnificat Chapter’s Leadership, Women of Grace Regional Representatives, and Living Praise were all celebrating under one roof! Coming together under the same anointing was a beautiful experience that only the Holy Spirit could have orchestrated! What a holy exchange of sacred sisterhood! Read the rest…