Women of Grace in South Florida Celebrate the Close of the Year of Mercy


Women of Grace at Our Lady of Mercy in Deerfield Beach, Florida celebrated a grace-filled First Saturday on November 4th.  These beautiful sacred sisters attended morning Mass together and then processed through the Holy Doors, designated for the Jubilee Year of Mercy.  Together they prayed for the Holy Father, Pope Francis’s intentions to receive the Plenary Indulgence. Read the rest…

Women of Grace at the Padre Pio Festival

IMG_2362Bonnie Torpey, Susan Jacobsen, Nancy Elhajj, Antonetta Mosca and Lori Citsay represented the Women of Grace sacred sisterhood at an information table at the 16th annual Padre Pio Festival in Vineland, New Jersey on September 25, 2016.  Over 8000 people had the opportunity to venerate the heart of Padre Pio that was brought to the United States for the first time by Capuchin Friars from the Shrine of St. Padre Pio in southern Italy.   Read the rest…

Young Women of Grace Speak Up . . . From Trinidad!

(L/R) Emily Pouchet, Anna-Maria Williams, Vianney Williams, with Johnnette

(L/R) Emily Pouchet, Anna-Maria Williams, Vianney Williams, with Johnnette

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!

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Catholic School Principal: Why I Encourage Others To Join the Women of Grace Study Program

Joni Duos

Mrs. Joni Duos, Principal, Our Lady of Fatima School, Lafayette, LA

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…

Thank You from a Young Woman of Grace

This young Woman of Grace isn’t shy about sharing her enthusiasm for the new Young Women of Grace program. She is bubbling over with excitement about the course and what a difference it is making in her life. Let us keep all of these precious young women in our prayers as they open their hearts and minds to this life-changing – and very counter-cultural – message.

Spiritual Motherhood Abounds at St. Rita’s!

St. Rita Catholic Church Lenten Women of Grace Commencement

St. Rita Catholic Church Lenten Women of Grace Commencement

On the evening of February 9, 2015, St. Rita Catholic Church in Alexandria, Louisiana gathered 110 women who have committed to the journey of a Lenten Women of Grace® study program. These women are inspired by the life of St. Rita, a woman who well interpreted the “feminine genius” espoused in the study, by living it intensely in day-to-day life and particularly in her gift of spiritual motherhood. The Women of Grace study program is their path to a deeper understanding of their God-given, unique feminine gifts, and the discovery of their particular role in bringing Jesus Christ to the world. Read the rest…

Young Mothers Reclaiming Authentic Femininity in Phoenix!

Claire Dwyer and her family.

Claire Dwyer and her family.

In 1995, I was nearing graduation as a student at the Franciscan University with a degree in theology when I learned about the tragic impact of the radical feminist movement in Beijing, China. My father was a lobbyist at the UN conference on Women in Beijing and I remember sitting on the floor of my dorm room as he told me with great concern about their move to redefine gender. I knew this was wrong, very wrong, and I wanted to find out more about what the Church, in her wisdom, had taught about authentic femininity.

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Women of Grace Comes to Folsom, Louisiana!

folsom group 2014.

Pictured from left to right: Dr. Theresa Wilfert, Vickie Adams, Regional Coordinator Brenda Dooley, Facilitator Karen Brown, and Pam Billiot

Karen Brown has been Catholic Charismatic Renewal of New Orleans (CCRNO) retreat devotee for 20 years. Karen answered the “call” to become a Women of Grace Facilitator at the 2014 CCRNO Retreat.  She recalls, “I desired to do more to share what I had experienced in my life through the Holy Spirit.”   Karen’s desire and her heartfelt “yes” has certainly born the fruit of that response. The Women of Grace in attendance at this year’s CCRNO Retreat definitely agree as do all the participants from St. John’s Parish. We are grateful for the faith-filled support and encouragement of Father Robert Cavalier, Pastor of St. John the Baptist’s Parish  whose support is indispensable! Read the rest…