Did You Know the First Feminists Were Christian?

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

Isn’t it ironic that because of the Women’s March that took place in January of 2017, a march that deliberately excluded Christian women who embraced a life-affirming vision of women’s equality, the word “feminism” became the most looked-up word in the dictionary for 2017. Obviously, the organizers of the March had no idea that the very concept of feminism began with Jesus Christ.

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This World Needs Catholic Women’s Leadership!

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.

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Irish Catholics Flock to Rosary Crusade

Map showing hundreds of locations in Ireland where the Rosary was prayed on Sunday

In what is being hailed as one of the largest prayer initiatives in Ireland in 40 years, tens of thousands of Catholics flocked to over 270 locations along the coast of Ireland on Sunday to pray the Rosary in order to prevent the legalization of abortion and to restore the faith to what was once the most Catholic nation on earth.

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Irish Catholics Planning Massive Rosary Rally

As the country of Ireland prepares for next year’s abortion referendum, the faithful are planning to follow Poland’s lead by staging a massive Rosary rally around the country which will take place this year on November 26.

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Our Lady of Fatima and Women’s Role in World Peace

IMG_2324Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

History was made this year 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!

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Join the Worldwide Rosary Campaign for Peace

In addition to our own worldwide Rosary campaign here at Women of Grace, at least one million Catholics in Poland have pledged to take up their rosaries on October 7, the 446th anniversary of the victory of the Christian fleet over an armada of Muslim Ottomans, with the hopes of saving their country from the invasion of non-Christian values.

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Worldwide Rosary Campaigns Underway for October 7

In addition to our own worldwide Rosary campaign here at Women of Grace, at least one million Catholics in Poland have pledged to take up their rosaries on October 7, the 446th anniversary of the victory of the Christian fleet over an armada of Muslim Ottomans, with the hopes of saving their country from the invasion of non-Christian values.

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Albuquerque Conference Brings Healing Amidst the Storm

Johnnette Benkovic addressing women at Women of Grace 2017 Annual Conference in St. Jude Thaddeus Church, Albququerque, NM

While Hurricane Irma was tearing through Florida last weekend, there was a different kind of storm taking place at St. Jude Thaddeus Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico where 230 women were enjoying a downpour of grace from the Lord at the Women of Grace® 2017 National Conference.

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Caring for Loved Ones After Disaster Strikes

The U.S. experienced two major disasters in the past month which affected not only the millions of people who were directly affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, but also the millions of us who know and love someone who was caught in the eye of the storm. How do we care for one another in the aftermath of these catastrophes?

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Hang In and Hang On


September 12

Perilous times, difficult circumstances, tenuous situations, and heartrending trials form the crucible in which hope is tested, refined, purified, and proven. When everything natural tells us to give up and give in, hope springs from the eternal and tells us to hang in and hang on.

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