“Cast yourself with confidence into the arms of God. Read the rest…
“Those who remember Christ’s sufferings Read the rest…
AC asks: “St Michael is referred to in the new age movement, but I do not know the role that he plays in the new age. I know he is not the same St Michael that we as Catholics request help from, but it is a distortion of and twisting of the truth into a false belief in an angel.. . .
A 32 year-old woman who was nine months pregnant collapsed and died in a classroom in Missouri City, Texas in March, had her baby delivered by C-section and then was brought back to life by doctors.
The National Council of the Boy Scouts of America caved to pressure from homosexual activist groups yesterday by voting 61-38 to allow “open and avowed” homosexuals to join its programs but will continue to exclude adult leaders who are openly homosexual.
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I have very exciting news! Peggy Hartshorn, President of Heartbeat International, an affiliation of over 1400 crisis pregnancy centers internationally, will be presenting our Benedicta Leadership Institute this year, July 11th – 12th. She will train all attendees in her highly successful method for communication and leadership called called the L.O.V.E. Approach. The theme of the Institute is “The L.O.V.E. Approach…For Such A Time As This (Esther 4:14).”
Called to transform the world one woman at a time, Women of Grace exercise the charism of authentic femininity through the gift of spiritual motherhood. With the Blessed Virgin Mary as their exemplar, Women of Grace seek to do for the beleaguered Body of Christ in our day what Our Lady did for the infant Church in hers. Empathy, self-donation, compassion, and the faithful witness to truth characterize this apostolate of love, and build a strong dynamic for a profoundly Catholic women’s leadership. The Women of Grace® 2013 Benedicta Leadership Institute for Women® will train women in a proven approach that develops these four virtues, and is applicable to all professions, vocations, states in life, and life situations. Women of Grace® Regional Coordinators and Facilitators will find this approach particularly valuable in their interaction with each other and in the work God has entrusted to them with their study group participants.
The L.O.V.E. APPROACH™ Is:
• Completely consistent with Sacred Scripture and Catholic Teaching
• A catalyst for achieving a “civilization of love” according to the vision of Blessed John Paul II
• A jump start for the “New Evangelization”
• Proven efficacious and effective with women via 1400 international crisis pregnancy centers
Attendees will come away with skill development in:
• Listening with empathy and understanding
• Opening options with loving concern and compassion
• Imparting a new vision of life and relationships with values and virtues faithful to God’s desire for us
• Extending hope others by helping them constructing a new plan for their life through goal-setting and strategy development
Margaret “Peggy” Hartshorn, Ph.D., is the developer of The L.O.V.E. Approach which has been used with great success in over 1400 crisis pregnancy centers internationally. Since 1993, Dr. Hartshorn has been president of Heartbeat International, the most expansive network of Christ-centered, life-affirming, pregnancy help ministries in the world, with over 1,400 affiliated pregnancy help centers, medical clinics, maternity homes, adoption agencies, and abortion recovery programs, located in forty-eight countries. She has been a guest on the Women of Grace® Television Program, seen on EWTN and hosted by Johnnette Benkovic, and is one of the guest contributors via video to the new Women of Grace® Study, Feminine Genius…”For Such A Time as This (Esther 4:14)”: Blessed John Paul II and Authentic Femininity.
For information or to register for the Benedicta Leadership Institute or the Women of Grace Retreat, both located in Malvern, PA, please visit our website here or call the Malvern Retreat Center at 1-610-644-0400.
Yours in Christ,
A new study has found that females are up to 40 percent more likely than men to develop certain types of mental illnesses.
The world watched in horror as a blood-splattered Muslim confessed to killing a British soldier in broad daylight “in the name of Allah” yesterday at the same time that Pope Francis was telling a congregation that killing in the name of God is blasphemy.
New polls are showing the president’s job approval plummeting and large majorities saying they believe their government is out of control and that the White House is not telling them the truth.