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.
Regional Coordinator, Brenda Dooley, and Stephanie Supple, Women of Grace Coordinator at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Lafayette, Louisiana, have been blessed to facilitate the launch of the St. Rita group. “Parishes helping parishes, spiritual sister helping spiritual sister, is the key to unlocking new doors where Women of Grace studies can bear fruit. It was a blessing for me to work with the Pastor and women of St. Rita parish and to see the Holy Spirit at work last evening as they launched their Lenten study,” shared Stephanie Supple.
“Working with the St. Rita facilitator group was a significant sign of what the Lord accomplishes in this world when he finds humble hearts open to his love,” praised Brenda Dooley.
“As pastor of St. Rita Church, I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to be offering this program,” said Fr. Craig Scott. “I had been searching for a program of spiritual enrichment for women for some time. Women of Grace is an answer to my prayers!”
“I believe the excitement and enthusiasm of the coordinators, facilitators and participants is a true sign of the presence of the Holy Spirit,” Scott continued. “I know that Women of Grace will produce fruit in our parish community for years to come.”
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