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Advent Online Retreat: "Rejoice in the Lord Always!" Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Our Patroness

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Advent Online Retreat
"Rejoice in the Lord Always!"

Saturday, December 12th
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Our Patroness

Two Sessions:
Saturday Morning Session
Saturday Evening Session

Speakers Include:
Johnnette Williams
Father Peter John Cameron, OP
Dr. Edward Sri
Thomas K Sullivan
Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

Women of Grace is hosting an Advent Online Retreat on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Our Patroness, “Rejoice in the Lord Always!” Join us for this beautiful retreat day, to prepare for the coming of the Lord and to honor Our Lady, His Mother! As we lead up to the birth of Christ, it is important to prepare our hearts, minds, and soul for Him. Our Blessed Mother we will help lead us closer to her Son. We have prayerfully developed this Advent Online Retreat to be a beautiful, engaging, and prayerful event, with presentations, Advent reflections following the Joyful Mysteries, music, Adoration, and a beautiful meditative rosary to close the day! We pray this retreat, with the help of Our Lady, will be a bright star leading you closer to Jesus as we journey towards His birth! 

"How to find Christmas peace in a world of unrest? You cannot find peace on the outside but you can find peace on the inside, by letting God do to your soul what Mary let Him do to her body, namely, let Christ be formed in you."

-Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

 

Saturday, December 12, 2020 (Saturday Morning Session)

 

9:30am  Music, Welcome, Introductions, Opening Prayer 

9:50am  Come Holy Spirit: The Fertility of the Fiat with Johnnette Williams

10:30am Advent Reflection-The Annunciation with Johnnette Williams 

10:40am Reflection Break, live music with Living Praise Worship Team

10:50am Event Review

11:00am Magnificat Moments: The God-Life Within with Father Peter John Cameron, O.P.

11:45am Advent Reflection-The Visitation with Johnnette Williams 

11:55pm Reflection Break, live music with Living Praise Worship Team

12:05pm Event Review

12:10am Birthing Christ to the World: The Call of the Christian with Thomas K. Sullivan

12:50pm Advent Reflection-The Nativity with Johnnette Williams

12:55pm Reflection Break, live music with Living Praise Worship Team

1:05pm  Women of Grace Mission Update

1:15pm  Q & A with Johnnette Williams, Father Peter John Cameron, O.P., and Tom Sullivan

1:45pm  Closing Prayer with Father Peter John Cameron, O.P.

 

Saturday, December 12, 2020 (Saturday Evening Session)

 

6:00pm Music, Welcome, Introductions, Opening Prayer 

6:20pm  Lifting Up Your Heart to the Lord: Peace, Presence, and Hope with Susan Brinkmann, O.C.D.S.

7:05pm  Advent Reflection-The Presentation with Johnnette Williams

7:15pm  Reflection Break, live music with Living Praise Worship Team

7:25pm  Finding Jesus: God With Us with Dr. Edward Sri

8:10pm  Advent Reflection-The Finding of Jesus in the Temple with Johnnette Williams

8:20pm  Reflection Break, live music with Living Praise Worship Team

8:30pm  Event Review, Preparation for Adoration

8:40pm  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

8:45pm  Advent Rosary, the Joyful Mysteries with Johnnette Williams

9:25pm  Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

9:35pm  Reflection Break, live music with Living Praise Worship Team

9:40pm  Closing with Johnnette Williams

9:50pm  Closing Prayer with Father Peter John Cameron, O.P.

9:55pm  Retreat Concludes



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Saturday, December 12

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Event Speakers

  • 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.

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 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.

  • Dr. Edward SriDr. Edward Sri
  • Dr. Edward SriDr. Edward Sri
  • Dr. Edward SriDr. Edward Sri
  • Dr. Edward SriDr. Edward Sri
  • Dr. Edward SriDr. Edward Sri

Dr. Edward Sri

Dr. Edward Sri is a theologian, author and well-known Catholic speaker who appears regularly on EWTN. Each year he speaks to tens of thousands of people from around the world, including clergy, parish leaders, catechists and laity.

He has written several best-selling books, including No Greater Love: A Biblical Walk through Christ’s Passion, Walking with Mary, Who Am I to Judge? – Responding to Relativism with Logic and Love, and Into His Likeness: Be Transformed as a Disciple.

Edward Sri is also the host of the acclaimed film series Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained and the presenter of several faith formation film series, including A Biblical Walk through the Mass; Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother; and Follow Me: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John.

He is a founding leader with Curtis Martin of FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students), where he currently serves as Vice President of Formation.

Dr. Sri leads pilgrimages to Rome and the Holy Land each year and is the host of the weekly podcast “All Things Catholic.” He holds a doctorate from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome and is an adjunct professor at the Augustine Institute. He resides with his wife Elizabeth and their eight children in Littleton, Colorado.

  • Thomas K SullivanThomas K Sullivan
  • Thomas K SullivanThomas K Sullivan
  • Thomas K SullivanThomas K Sullivan
  • Thomas K SullivanThomas K Sullivan
  • Thomas K SullivanThomas K Sullivan

Thomas K Sullivan

At the young age of 17, Thomas K Sullivan began a career serving in the United States Military (US Navy and Coast Guard). During his 12 years of service, Tom spent 5 of those years as a Company Commander in the US Navy, training young men and women in the ways of military life, and was awarded the designation as a "Master Training Specialist". Little did he know God was preparing him for a training field much bigger than he could imagine.

At the age of 30, Tom returned to the Catholic Faith and found his true mission in life. Using the same determination, skills and abilities that made him a successful and highly decorated military leader, Tom has spent the past 26 years in Catholic education, apologetics and evangelization.

In 1992 following a disabling injury which brought his military career to an end, Tom began working with St, Joseph Communications in California. During this time, he developed evangelization and educational materials for both national an international audiences. Tom also conceived and developed the Scott and Kimberly Hahn Adult Education on Video program now in thousands of homes and parishes. Tom is a founding member of the National Catholic Family Conference held each year in California and was the 1996 recipient of the annual Fulton J. Sheen award for his work in evangelization.

In 1998, Tom formed a youth outreach organization featuring the Catholic Rock Music group, Sons of Thunder Outreach. The group went on to record a highly requested CD "Fatherland", a Catholic rock music CD with lyrics telling the story of salvation history, conversion, the sacraments and more.

In 2001, Tom joined the staff of Living His Life Abundantly International. He serves as the Director of Operations, Director of Information Technology and Network Administrator as well as Senior radio engineer.

Tom is also the producer of the daily Television program "Women of Grace" on the EWTN Global Catholic Television Network.

In addition, Tom has extensive experience teaching parish adult education and youth confirmation preparation. He speaks at conferences and events, nationally and internationally, on the many topics concerning the Catholic Faith.

Tom is the author of the book "Called to Knighthood: The Sacrament of Confirmation in the Kingdom Family of God" published by Simon Peter Press and co-author with Johnnette Benkovic of the book "The Rosary: Your Weapon for Spiritual Warfare" published by Servant Press.

He has been a radio guest on The Abundant Life, Women of Grace LIVE, Faith and Family Radio programs, as well as Seize the Day with Gus Lloyd on Sirius Satellite radio.

He has also been a television guest on EWTN's Life on the Rock, Bookmark with Doug Keck, The Abundant Life, and over a dozen Women of Grace television programs.

?Tom is the creator and designer of the one-of-a-kind Warrior's Rosary that has been distributed all over the world since 2014.

He is currently working on an expanded book on the Sacrament of Confirmation titled “Warriors for the Kingdom.” He continues to spend much of his free time speaking about the Kingdom of God, the Rosary, and the importance of the sacraments and their relationship to Spiritual Warfare here on the battlefield of life!

Tom is a devoted husband to his wife Carol and father of six children; Jeffrey, Tommy, Maria, Michael, Joshua and Gabriel. He is also the proud Grandfather of his 15 grandchildren (currently).

  • Susan Brinkmann, OCDSSusan Brinkmann, OCDS
  • Susan Brinkmann, OCDSSusan Brinkmann, OCDS
  • Susan Brinkmann, OCDSSusan Brinkmann, OCDS
  • Susan Brinkmann, OCDSSusan Brinkmann, OCDS
  • Susan Brinkmann, OCDSSusan Brinkmann, OCDS

Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

Susan Brinkmann, OCDS, author and journalist, has joined Living His Life Abundantly & Women of Grace as Staff Writer. Susan is a member of the Third Order of Discalced Carmelites and comes to us from The Catholic Standard and Times, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, where she served for six years as a correspondent. She has won numerous national awards for her work and has published several books, including two historical fiction novels, a book on Carmelite prayer entitled, “Lord Teach us to Pray” and a book on the fraudulent research of Alfred C. Kinsey entitled, “The Kinsey Corruption,” published by Ascension Press. She has devoted her life and talents to building up the Church and tearing down the culture of death, and is pleased that the Lord has called her to LHLA/Women of Grace to continue this vocation. Susan is single and writes for us from her home in Horsham, Pennsylvania. Look for Sue’s articles and her latest book, "We Need to Talk: God Speaks to a Modern Girl," on our website blog at www.womenofgrace.com. You can reach Sue at sbrinkmann@womenofgrace.com.

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