Women of Grace® Foundational Study Program "Full of Grace: Women and the Abundant Life"
"The hour is coming, in fact has come, when the vocation of woman is being acknowledged in its fullness, the hour in which women acquire in the world an influence, an effect and a power never hitherto achieved. That is why, at this moment when the human race is undergoing so deep a transformation, women impregnated with a spirit of the Gospel can do so much to aid humanity in not falling." Vatican Council II, Closing Messages, To Women
The Women of Grace® Study Program leads women on an exciting journey to discover the gift of The true and essential nature God has endowed to woman referred to by Blessed John Paul II as the feminine genius. authentic femininity™, holiness of life, and woman's purpose and mission in the world today. Taking the Blessed Virgin Mary as their exemplar and Woman's potentiality for physical maternity points to her metaphysical reality – she is called to bring life to the world. No where is this more crucially true than in the dimension of spiritual life through which woman is called to be Christ-bearer. In this woman is called to emulate the Blessed Virgin Mary whose fertile fiat birthed Jesus Christ to the world and the world to Jesus Christ. spiritual mother participants grow in the feminine virtues and the secrets of true fulfillment.
The program takes a multi-faceted approach by exploring all aspects of the feminine person including her spirituality, psychology, emotional reality, and physical being. Participants are encouraged to begin with the Women of Grace® Foundational Study Series Phase I, Full of Grace: Women and the Abundant Life.
The Women of Grace® Foundational Study Series is presented using DVD lessons taught by Johnnette Benkovic, the book being studied, and its accompanying study guide. The study group itself becomes a "teaching dynamic" of faith-building, renewal, and conversion of heart. A The bond of true friendship that characterizes many Women of Grace Study groups exemplifying a shared desire for holiness of life, compassionate concern, and enriching interaction. sacred sisterhood is often formed within the group that leads to true, holy, and lasting friendships among the women.