Women of Grace® Event Details

Benedicta Leadership Enrichment Seminar

Benedicta Leadership Enrichment Seminar, July 12-13
A full day and a half with presenter Kathleen Beckman at the Malvern Retreat House!

"Women: God's Special Weapon Against Evil"

Other presenters include:
Susan P Brinkmann, OCDS
Father Philip Scott, FJ
Johnnette Benkovic

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Benedicta Leadership Enrichment Seminar

(Tentative Schedule)


9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Session One: “Mary and the Holy Spirit: The Dynamism of Love”
Johnnette B. Williams

12:00 PM LUNCH

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Session Two: “Edith Stein: ‘Woman is God’s Weapon Against Evil’”
Kathleen Beckman

2:30 PM Break

3:00 PM Chaplet of Divine Mercy for Inner Healing and Liberation
Father Philip Scott, FJ and Kathleen Beckman

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Session Three: “From Blessing to Curse: How Satan Seeks to Corrupt the Feminine Genius”
Susan P. Brinkmann, OCDS


6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Session Four: “Christ’s Victory: Women at the Foot of the Cross”
Kathleen Beckman

7:00 PM Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
Father Philip Scott, FJ


9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Session Five: “Fierce Like Mary: Case Study: Fatima, Lourdes, Guadalupe”
Kathleen Beckman
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Commentary
Father Philip Scott, FJ

12:00 PM LUNCH

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Session Six: “Lady Wisdom: Fearless”
Kathleen Beckman

Event Date/Time(s)

START: Thursday, July 12 at 8:00 AM US/Eastern
END: Friday, July 13 at 3:00 PM US/Eastern

Event Information

COST: $270 includes two nights and five meals
Malvern Retreat House
315 S Warren Ave
Malvern, PA 19355

Contact Information


Arriving Wednesday:
$270 includes two nights and five meals
Arriving Thursday:
$210 includes one night and five meals

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Event Speakers

  • Kathleen Beckman

    For twenty-five years, and in thirteen countries, Kathleen Beckman has served in the Church’s ministry of evangelization through Catholic radio and television, writing and speaking. Sophia Institute Press has published her last four books including the bestseller, “A Family Guide to Spiritual Warfare: Strategies for Deliverance and Healing”. At the invitation of clergy, Kathleen has served in the Church’s ministry of exorcism and deliverance for sixteen years. She was on faculty for the Pope Leo XIII Institute for six years, completed the Association of International Exorcists Course at the Pontifical Regina Apostolorum University in 2017, serves as the diocesan administrator of exorcism and deliverance ministry. A member of the exorcist’s team, she accompanies persons seeking liberation from evil spirits. In 2013, with encouragement of the Vatican’s Dicastery for the Clergy, she co-founded the Foundation of Prayer for Priests, an apostolate of intercession and sacrifice for the holiness and protection of priests. All are invited to spiritually adopt priests at www.foundationforpriests.org


  • 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.
  • Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

    Susan Brinkmann, O.C.D.S., is an author and award-winning journalist who is a member of the Third Order of Discalced Carmelites. She serves as the Director of Communications and New Age Research for Women of Grace® and is a frequent guest on EWTN's Women of Grace® television show. Susan formerly worked as a Correspondent for the Catholic Standard & Times, the newspaper for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. For the last 10 years she has been the lead researcher for Women of Grace’s New Age Q&A Blog which is the largest blog of its kind in the world. The library of information now exceeds 1200 entries on everything from acupuncture and angels to wicca and yoga. She has also authored eleven books, including the Learn to Discern Compendium: Is it Christian or New Age, and her latest book, Day by Day in the Little Way: 365 reflections on the Teachings of St. Therese of Lisieux.  Along with Johnnette Williams, she co-authored the Young Women of Grace Study Program which teaches girls ages 13+ about what it means to be authentically feminine. The Catholic Guide to Mindfulness, was published by Avila Institute, and her Like a Catholic series, which has imprimaturs from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, was published by the Catholic Life Institute Press. Her national journalism awards include the Bernadine-O'Connor Award for Pro-Life Journalism, the Eileen Egan Journalism Award from Catholic Relief Services, and numerous awards from the Catholic Press Association and the Philadelphia Press Association.

  • Fr. Philip Scott, FJ

    Fr. Philip Scott is the Founder of Family of Jesus, a family of priests, brothers and sisters dedicated to Christ and His Church, bound by private vows of obedience, chastity, poverty and martyrdom, praying to be healed and formed into a family by the Divine Family (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) in order to live out in a prophetic manner our baptismal calling to follow Jesus Christ and to be his instruments of healing for families, including not only the individual domestic family, but also the broader family of the Church and of society.
    They were founded by Father Philip Scott in 1998 under the auspices of Bishop Robert Lynch of the Diocese of St. Petersburg.  They have been missionaries in Peru, since January 10, 2003.