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Made for Happiness, Made for Joy, Young Women of Grace Retreat Day

Young Women of Grace Retreat Day

Malvern Retreat House
Malvern, Pennsylvania

"Made for Happiness, Made for Joy"

with Samantha Kelley, of Fierce Athlete
and Mary Dillenback, Women of Grace Regional Coordinator

Other speakers include:
Father Peter John Cameron O. P., of Hard as Nails Ministry
and Johnnette B Williams, founder of Women of Grace

A fun-filled day for teen girls, including interactive activities, crafts, snacks, mass, lunch, and awesome speakers!

EVENT DATE/TIME(S)

START:
Saturday, July 11
END:
Saturday, July 11

EVENT INFORMATION

COST:$65

LOCATION:
Malvern Retreat House-Family Life Center
315 S Warren Ave
Malvern, PA 19355

CONTACT INFORMATION

More information:
www.womenofgrace.com
800-558-5452

To register:
www.malvernretreat.com

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Event Speakers

  • Samantha KelleySamantha Kelley
  • Samantha KelleySamantha Kelley
  • Samantha KelleySamantha Kelley
  • Samantha KelleySamantha Kelley

Samantha Kelley

Samantha is the Founder and current President of FIERCE Athlete Inc. She played Division 1 Soccer at UConn, and is currently involved in competitive rowing. She has spent the last 8 years working for Catholic nonprofits and outreaching to female athletes. She recently graduated with a Masters in Catholic Psychology and is currently pursuing Certification in Strength & Conditioning and Theology of the Body. It was actually through the teachings of Theology of the Body and the Catholic Church that she has discovered what it means to be both feminine and athletic. These teachings have the power to heal and through FIERCE Athlete she desires to share those truths with female athletes across the world.

  • Mary DillenbackMary Dillenback
  • Mary DillenbackMary Dillenback
  • Mary DillenbackMary Dillenback
  • Mary DillenbackMary Dillenback

Mary Dillenback

Mary Dillenback is co-developer of the Young Women of Grace Facilitator/Teacher Guide.  She taught at the elementary school level for 26 years.  During that time she developed curriculum, was a Lead Teacher for the National New Standard Project portfolio system and designed and conducted training for teachers.  Her classroom teaching experience included Gifted and Talented, regular and inclusionary classroom settings.  Mary serves as a facilitator for the Women of Grace Foundational Study and Regional Coordinator for New York State.  She is a member of the Women of Grace Leadership Team and has helped train facilitators in several states.  Mary co-chairs the Facilitator Growth and Development Task Force and serves as Regional Coordinator Liaison.  She is a Third Order Carmelite, and lives on the St. Lawrence River in Fishers Landing, New York.  She is married, has two sons and five grandsons. 

  • Father Peter John Cameron, O. P.Father Peter John Cameron, O. P.
  • Father Peter John Cameron, O. P.Father Peter John Cameron, O. P.
  • Father Peter John Cameron, O. P.Father Peter John Cameron, O. P.
  • Father Peter John Cameron, O. P.Father Peter John Cameron, O. P.

Father Peter John Cameron, O. P.

Father Peter John Cameron, O.P., was ordained a Dominican priest in 1986. He grew up in Vernon, Connecticut. He holds a Licentiate in Sacred Theology with a concentration in New Testament theology from the Dominican House of Studies, and a Master of Fine Arts Degree in playwriting from the Catholic University of America. He is an award-winning playwright, and the founder and artistic director of Blackfriars Repertory Theatre in New York City. From 1994 until 2018 Fr. Cameron taught homiletics at four seminaries: St. Joseph's Seminary—Dunwoodie, New York; Immaculate Conception Seminary, Huntington, New York; the Dominican House of Studies, Washington, DC; and the Pontifical North American College in Rome. From 2001 to 2003, Fr. Cameron was the spiritual director of the Neumann Hall pre-theology seminary program at Dunwoodie. Fr. Cameron is the author of ten books, including The Classics of Catholic SpiritualityWhy PreachMysteries of the Virgin MaryMade for Love--Loved by GodNovenas for the Church Year, and Jesus Present Before Me. He served two terms as the director of preaching for his Dominican province. Fr. Cameron is the founding editor-in-chief of Magnificat, where he worked from 1998-2018. Fr. Cameron now serves as the director of formation for Hard as Nails Ministries, a national evangelization apostolate.



  • Johnnette Benkovic WilliamsJohnnette Benkovic Williams
  • Johnnette Benkovic WilliamsJohnnette Benkovic Williams
  • Johnnette Benkovic WilliamsJohnnette Benkovic Williams
  • Johnnette Benkovic WilliamsJohnnette Benkovic Williams

Johnnette Benkovic Williams

Johnnette Benkovic Williams is Founder and President of Women of Grace®, a Catholic apostolate for women featuring a number of outreaches including conferences, media, study groups and more.

After years of being a non-practicing Catholic, Johnnette experienced a deep conversion back to her Catholic faith in 1981. Her conversion sparked a new vocation: sharing the Gospel message through the utilization of media. She has been an inspiring and consistent presence on EWTN Catholic radio and EWTN Catholic television for over 30 years.

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