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"The Holy Duet: Mary and the Holy Spirit" Women of Grace Retreat Pittsburgh, PA

Women of Grace Retreat

“The Holy Duet: Mary and the Holy Spirit”

St. John Neumann-Regina Coeli Catholic Church

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Friday, March 24th, 4pm - 10pm ET

Saturday, March 25th, 8am - 10pm ET

Sunday, March 26th, 8am - 1pm ET

Presenters include:

Johnnette B. Williams, Monsignor Arthur B. Calkins, and Andi Oney

Opening and Closing Masses celebrated by Most Reverend William J. Waltersheid VG, STL

One moment in time changed the destiny of the world – and it came by the power of the Holy Spirit through a woman. The Blessed Virgin Mary said, “’Fiat mihi, Be it done unto me,’” and with that Salvation came to the world. 

Join us at St John Neumann/Regina Coeli Catholic Church for a dynamic and inspirational Women of Grace event that will explore the mystery of the Annunciation. Abundant graces will be yours as you enter more deeply into the mystical embrace of the Holy Duet, Mary and the Holy Spirit.

In addition, you will:

  • Find out why the mystery of the Annunciation is your mystery as well and how to enter into it
  • Discover the grace that is yours by way of your feminine nature
  • How this grace is the solution to the problems of our day and time
  • The ways in which this grace will bring you and your loved ones healing, hope, and new life
  • Why this grace changes the world around you and the very air you breathe

May your heart sing with the delight of the Fiat and may your soul burn with the ember of divine love. The Spirit and the Bride say “Come!”

(Scholarship Available. Daily rates available. Please call 1-800-558-5452 to inquire.)



3:00 PM         Registration

4:30 PM         Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

Main Celebrant, Bishop William J. Waltersheid

6:00 PM         DINNER

7:00 PM         Praise and Worship

Living Praise Worship Team

7:15 PM         Welcome - Introduction

7:30 PM         Mary and the Holy Spirit “For Such a Time as This” Esther 4:14

Johnnette Williams

8:30 PM         The Immaculate Heart of Mary “All Ages to Come Shall Call Me Blessed” Luke 1:48

Monsignor Arthur Calkins

9:30 PM         Closing Praise and Worship

Living Praise Worship Team


8:30 AM         Praise and Worship

Living Praise Worship Team

8:45 AM         Welcome and Announcements

9:00 AM         “The Holy Spirit Will Come Upon You and the Power of the Most High Will Overshadow You” Luke 1:35

Andi Oney

10:00 AM       Mission Update and Witnesses 

10:30 AM       BREAK

11:00 AM       Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

Main Celebrant, Monsignor Arthur Calkins

12:30 PM        LUNCH - Confession - Prayer - Reflection - Fellowship 

(Note: Confessions will be available – Locations TBD)

1:45 PM          Praise and Worship

Living Praise Worship Team

2:00 PM          Marian Consecration “The Disciple Took Her into His Own Home” John 19:27

Monsignor Arthur Calkins

3:00 PM         Chaplet of Divine Mercy       

3:30 PM         Break

3:45 PM         Walking With Mary “Blessed is She Who Believed” Luke 1:45

Johnnette Williams

4:45 PM         Mission Growth

5:00 PM         Break - Confession - Fellowship

5:30 PM         DINNER

6:30 PM         Praise and Worship

Living Praise Worship Team

6:45 PM         Event Review

7:00 PM         Healed by the Holy Spirit “Let it Be Done to Me as You Say” Luke 1:38

Andi Oney

8:00 PM         Healing Service with Adoration and Healing Rosary

9:15 PM         Closing


8:45 AM         Praise and Worship

Living Praise Worship Team

9:00 AM       “My Spirit Rejoices in God My Savior” Luke 1:47

Susan Potvin and Living Praise Worship Team

9:30 AM          The Marian Character “My Soul Magnifies the Lord” Luke 1:46

Johnnette Williams

10:30 AM         Raffle - Closing Remarks - Break

11:30 AM         Holy Sacrifice of the Mass 

Main Celebrant, Bishop William J. Waltersheid

12:30 PM          Retreat Concludes

Event Date/Time(s)

START: Friday, March 24 at 4:00 PM US/Eastern
END: Sunday, March 26 at 1:00 PM US/Eastern

Event Information

COST: $145 includes three meals. Scholarship available. Daily rates available.
St. John Neumann - Regina Coeli Catholic Church
2230 Rochester Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Contact Information

Scholarship available. Daily rates available. Please call 1-800-558-5452 to inquire.

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Event Speakers

  • 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.
  • Monsignor Arthur B. Calkins

    Curriculum Vitæ

    Monsignor Arthur B. Calkins is a native of Erie, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. and was ordained a priest on 7 May 1970 for the Archdiocese of New Orleans where he served in various parishes as parochial vicar and was involved in other pastoral activities.  He has a master’s degree in theology from the Catholic University of America, a licentiate in sacred theology with specialization in Mariology from the International Marian Research Institute in Dayton and a doctorate which he earned summa cum laude in the same field from the Pontifical Theological Faculty of St. Bonaventure (the Seraphicum) in Rome. His doctoral study, Totus Tuus: John Paul II’s Program of Marian Consecration and Entrustment (New Bedford, MA: Academy of the Immaculate “Studies and Texts,” No. 1), had gone into four printings and a second edition is now in print with the title Totus Tuus: Pope Saint John Paul II’s Program of Marian Consecration and Entrustment. In 2006 Edizioni Cantagalli of Siena, Italy published his anthology on the Marian Magisterium of Pope John Paul II entitled Totus Tuus. Il Magistero Mariano di Giovanni Paolo II.  His articles on Mariology and spirituality have appeared in both popular and scholarly publications as well as in the acts of congresses and symposia. A list of his publications along with some of his articles may be found at http://www.christendom-awake.org/pages/calkins/calkins.html Monsignor Calkins was named a corresponding member of the Pontifical International Marian Academy in 1985 and a corresponding member of the Pontifical Roman Theological Academy in 1995. He served as an official of the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” from 1991 to 2010. He was named a Monsignor at the level of Chaplain of His Holiness in 1997 and was promoted to be a Prelate of Honor in 2010. In recent years he has been involved in the publication of some English translations of the works of the Blessed Concepción (Conchita) Cabrera de Armida (1862-1937). He retired from active priestly ministry in the Archdiocese of New Orleans as of the first of July 2017 when he took up residence at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Parish in Sulphur, LA where he continues his priestly ministry. He contributed to the recently published Oxford Handbook of Mary and has given several papers at the annual meeting of the Mariological Society of America as well as preaching a number of missions and retreats.

  • Andi Oney

    Andi Oney is an international Catholic evangelist from the New Orleans, Louisiana area, who is known for her anointed teaching. Andi’s love of Scripture and her enthusiasm to learn about the things of God motivate her to continue to grow in her own faith journey.  Andi has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a master’s degree in Administration and Supervision. She is co-founder of Hope and Purpose Ministries and teaches at various conferences and retreats throughout the year. Andi is the author of Extravagant Praise:  Our History, Heritage, and Hope,  and Mary's Life in the Holy Spirit: A Model for Us.