Women of Grace Advent Online Retreat:

"Rejoice in the Lord Always!"
Phillipians 4:4

Presentations with,
Johnnette Williams
Father Peter John Cameron, O.P.
Thomas K. Sullivan
Susan P. Brinkmann, O.C.D.S.
Dr. Edward Sri

Saturday, December 12, 2020
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Our Patroness

Two Sessions:
Friday Morning Session, 9:30am-1:45pm
Friday Evening Session, 6:00pm-10:00pm
"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
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 souls for Him. Our Blessed Mother 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 five Joyful Mysteries, reflection time, live music, Adoration, and a beautiful meditative rosary to close the day! Please view the schedule below to see what is in store for you!

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! 

Presentations include:
Come Holy Spirit: The Fertility of the Fiat
Magnificat Moments: The God-Life Within
Birthing Christ to the World: The Call of the Christian
Lifting Up Your Heart to the World: Peace, Presence, and Hope
Finding Jesus: God With Us

(Complete Retreat Schedule Below)

We look forward to being together in the comfort of your own home where we will gather ONLINE, in preparation for the birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ!
(Men welcome, too! Appropriate for youth!)
If you can not attend live, you can register and enjoy the playback links
for up to 30 days following the live event dates.
Retreat Speakers:
Johnnette B. Williams is Founder and President of Living His Life Abundantly® International, Inc., a Catholic evangelization apostolate with outreaches in television, radio, print, and internet communications.  She is also Founder of Women of Grace®, a Catholic apostolate for Christian women that features a number of outreaches including conferences, curricula, study groups, and more. Johnnette is the host of the Women of Grace television program and Women of Grace Live, a one-hour, call-in radio talk show, which both air internationally on EWTN. Johnnette is also a popular conference, retreat, and seminar presenter, and is the author of several books including Full of Grace: Women and the Abundant Life, on which the Foundational Study Series for Women of Grace is based, in addition to recently released books, Graceful Living: Meditations to Help You Grow Closer to God Day by Day and The Rosary: Your Weapon for Spiritual Warfare. Johnnette was married to her husband, Anthony, for nearly 34 years and became widowed in 2007. After 11 years of widowhood, Johnnette married in 2018 to Mr. Jack Williams. She is the mother of three adult children, two living, and two adult children through marriage, and has nine grandchildren.  
Father Peter John Cameron, O.P., was ordained a Dominican priest in 1986. 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. For twenty-four years, 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 SpiritualityBlessing PrayersMysteries 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 is presently engaged in a full-time preaching apostolate giving parish missions and retreats. He resides at St. Joseph Church in Greenwich Village, New York City.
Thomas K. Sullivan began a career serving in the United States Military (U.S. Navy and Coast Guard) at the young age of 17. During his 12 years of service, Tom spent five 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. He has spent the past 24 years in Catholic evangelization, education and apologetics. Since 2001, Tom has worked for Living His Life Abundantly International/Women of Grace where he currently serves as the Director of Operations, Director of Information Technology and Network Administrator. Tom is also the producer of the Television program Women of Grace on the EWTN television network. He is the author of Called to Knighthood, The Rosary: Your Weapon for Spiritual Warfare and the creator of the Warrior's Rosary.
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.
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 PassionWalking 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.
Music provided by Living Praise Worship Team
Live music throughout the event!
The women of the Living Praise Worship Team come from all walks of life – married, single, divorced, annulled, remarried, professionals, stay at home moms, and home-schoolers. We raise children, grandchildren, horses, dogs, gardens and flowers. We lead and serve in other music groups in our churches, Catholic and Protestant, traditional and charismatic. What has brought us together is a desire to serve the body of Christ with the gifts of worship the Lord has given us. We strive not to perform but share a gift of passionate worship, bringing those we minister to into the Lord’s presence. “Living Praise” is a Music Ministry Worship Team founded on the call to worship the Lord through song and praise. We strive to bring an inspiring spirit of worship wherever we sing, inviting all to become “living praise” for the Lord with us.
Women of Grace Advent ONLINE Retreat Schedule:

Saturday, December 12, 2020 (Saturday Morning Session)

9:30am Music, Welcome, Introductions, Opening Prayer 
9:50am Come Holy Spirit: The Fertility of the Fiat
Johnnette Williams
10:30am Advent Reflection-The Annunciation
Johnnette Williams 
10:40am Reflection Break, live music
Living Praise Worship Team
10:50am Event Review
11:00am Magnificat Moments: The God-Life Within
Father Peter John Cameron, O.P.
11:45am Advent Reflection-The Visitation
Johnnette Williams 
11:55pm Reflection Break, live music
Living Praise Worship Team
12:05pm Event Review
12:10am Birthing Christ to the World: The Call of the Christian
Thomas K. Sullivan
12:50pm Advent Reflection-The Nativity
Johnnette Williams
1:00pm Reflection Break, live music
Living Praise Worship Team
1:10pm Women of Grace Mission Update
1:20pm Q & A
Johnnette Williams, Father Peter John Cameron, and Thomas K. 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 World: Peace, Presence, and Hope
Susan P. Brinkmann, O.C.D.S.
7:05pm Advent Reflection-The Presentation
Johnnette Williams
7:15pm Reflection Break, live music
Living Praise Worship Team
7:25pm Finding Jesus: God With Us
Dr. Edward Sri
8:10pm Advent Reflection-The Finding of Jesus in the Temple
Johnnette Williams
8:20pm Reflection Break, live music
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
Johnnette Williams
9:25pm Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
9:35pm Reflection Break, live music
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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