What is Our Lady of Fatima's Message for You Today?
How Will Her Triumph Happen?
What is Your Important Role in Her Plan for the World?
During this special 100th Anniversary Year of the Fatima messages, Our Lady is calling women to play an important role in the triumph of her Immaculate Heart. Discover your unique call and mission during the
Women of Grace® Retreat and Benedicta Leadership Enrichment Seminar.
Mass - Adoration - Dynamic and
Sisterhood - Healing Service - Confession - And More
July 7 - 9, 2017
Malvern Retreat House, Malvern Pennsylvania
Women of Grace Retreat
"Our Lady of Fatima and the Triumph:
How the Battle Will Be Won"
Speakers include: Johnnette S. Benkovic,
Fr. Wade L. J. Menezes, CPM,
July 6 - 7, 2017
Benedicta Leadership Enrichment Seminar
"Joan of Arc: Icon for the Catholic Woman Leader"
Johnnette S. Benkovic,
Fr. Wade L. J. Menezes, CPM,
Siobhan Nash Marshall
(separate pricing applies)
A Special Invitation:
My dear Sisters in Christ, My dear Women of Grace,
It is with great joy and excitement that I invite you to our 2017 Women of Grace® Retreat in Malvern, Pennsylvania! I am confident that this will be a special time overflowing with God's grace and mercy and I pray that "every spiritual blessing in the heavens" will be available to you on this retreat weekend.
It is a special time at Living His Life Abundantly/Women of Grace as we are celebrating our 30th year of ministry. This Retreat holds an important place in our history and we have some exciting surprises planned to mark the occasion.
This year also marks the 100th anniversary year of the messages of Our Lady of Fatima. In this most unprecedented time for the world, we see many women rising up against the truth of who they were created to be. I believe we are being called to follow in the footsteps of Our Lady, "for such a time as this," to reclaim woman and triumph in the battle against her authentic femininity. When we allow our Blessed Mother to triumph in our own hearts, her Immaculate Heart will triumph in the world! Having just visited the apparition site of Our Lady of Fatima on pilgrimage this year, my own heart is on fire and I am eager to share my experience with each of you!
We take on the mission of this retreat to come to know more deeply Our Lady of Fatima and the Triumph: How the Battle Will Be Won. What will she show us? What will she tell us? What will she offer us as her daughters? All of this we will discover together on this retreat weekend. I can't wait to be with you!
I faithfully remain, your sister in Christ,
Recent Event Comments:
"One of the best
of my life!"
"Johnnette never fails to inspire and re-energize the women in her care to persevere in their efforts on behalf of Jesus and Our Blessed Lady. "
"The opportunity to be part of the Benedicta Leadership Conference, to meet so many other women who love God, our Catholic faith, and are committed to the Women of Grace study, working to inspire each woman to live her true calling to save humanity!!!"
"They gave me a better understanding of spiritual warfare, helped me to heal
and understand wounds which are holding me captive and helped me better understand my vocation and dignity as a woman and daughter of God and
our role in the culture at this point in history."
"I met new sisters in Christ who love the Catholic Church and who I know will be friends forever."
"Excellent speakers with a REAL message--grounded in the Bible, Christ-centered--who live a holy life."
"Loved the teachings, the Mass, sacraments offered. I felt that the Mass on Sunday morning made me feel that I was standing in the tabernacle of the Lord among true women of grace."
"Joy pure joy!"
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About Our Speakers:
Johnnette S. Benkovic 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 Catholic radio (1987) and in Catholic television (1988) ever since.
Fr. Wade L. J. Menezes, CPM is a member of the Fathers of Mercy, a missionary preaching Religious Congregation based in Auburn, Kentucky. Ordained a priest during the Great Jubilee Year 2000, he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Catholic Thought from the Oratory of St. Philip Neri in Toronto, Canada and his dual Master of Arts and Master of Divinity Degrees in Theology from Holy Apostles Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut. His secular college degrees are in journalism and communications. Fr. Wade is currently the Assistant General for the Fathers of Mercy. He has been a regular guest on EWTN and has produced a number of series for the Network including Crux of the Matter and Thirst for Truth, Battle for Souls.
Siobhan Nash-Marshall is professor of philosophy and the Mary T. Clark Chair of Christian Philosophy at Manhattanville College, where she is also chairwoman of the philosophy department. She holds Ph.D.s from Fordham University and the Università Cattolica di Milano, as well as a L.M. from the Università di Padova and a B.A. from New York University. Her specializations are metaphysics, epistemology, and medieval philosophy. The author of many books, her most recent publications include "Evil, Pain, and the Problem of Properties" (2013); "Lies, Damned Lies, and Genocide" (2013); "Levi, Arslan, and Responses to Genocide" (2013); and several others.
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.
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 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 grooming 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" and the creator of the Warrior's Rosary.