Why are Mary, the Holy Spirit and You Critical for Our Time? 


Join Johnnette Benkovic Williams and women from around the country for a weekend of formation, fellowship and fun at our Women of Grace® Retreats this summer. Discover God's plan for you as we explore our theme, "Embracing the Holy Duet: Mary and the Holy Spirit."

Mass - Adoration - Dynamic and Inspiring Talks 
Sisterhood - Healing Service - Confession - Surprises - And More


Two dates and locations!!!




Lafayette, Louisiana

"Embracing the Holy Duet: Mary and the Holy Spirit"
Women of Grace Retreat 
June 21-23, 2019

Speakers include:
Johnnette Benkovic Williams
Father Chris Decker
Jack Williams
Thomas K Sullivan
Kathleen Beckman


Preceded by:
"Women: God's Special Weapon Against Evil"
Benedicta Leadership Enrichment Seminar
June 20 and 21, 2019
Seminar led by Kathleen Beckman

Other presenters include:
Father Chris Decker
Johnnette Benkovic Williams

 
Also available:
"Get Spirit Savvy!!"
Young Women of Grace Retreat Day
June 22, 2019
Led by Young Women of Grace Development Team


The Young Women of Grace® Retreat inspires girls ages 13 and older to understand what it means to be a daughter of God and to discern their purpose and mission in the world. This is accomplished through a fun, interactive, hands-on learning environment and inspiring Catholic speakers. Girls will leave the retreat ignited by the Holy Spirit and ready to "step out into the deep" wherever God calls them to follow. 

It is recommended, but not required, that the girls have completed the "Young Women of Grace: Embrace Your Femininity" study program. All speakers are safe-environment certified.

Albuquerque, New Mexico

"Embracing the Holy Duet: Mary and the Holy Spirit"
Women of Grace Retreat 
August 2 - 4, 2019

Speakers Include:
Johnnette Benkovic Williams
Father Wade Menezes, CPM
Jack Williams
Thomas K Sullivan
Kathleen Beckman


Preceded by:
"Women: God's Special Weapon Against Evil"
Benedicta Leadership Enrichment Seminar
August 1 - 2, 2019
Seminar led by Kathleen Beckman

Other presenters include:
Father Wade Menezes, CPM
Johnnette Benkovic Williams

 
Also available:
"Get Spirit Savvy!!"
Young Women of Grace Retreat Day
August 3, 2019
Led by Young Women of Grace Development Team

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About Our Speakers:

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 Catholic radio (1987) and in Catholic television (1988) ever since. She is the author of several books including  Full of Grace: Women and the Abundant Life Grace-Filled Moments Living Life Abundantly: Stories of People Who Have Encountered God Experience Grace in Abundance: Ten Strategies For Your Spiritual Life  and  The New Age Counterfeit .

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.
 
Fr. Chris Decker is not just a technology evangelist he is one of the new evangelization pioneers. He is 37 years old has been a priest in the Diocese of Baton Rouge for twelve years. He is the Director of Missions for Catholic Community Radio, in Baton Rouge & New Orleans, LA. Fr. Decker sits on the board of directors for this apostolate that he also helped launch. Here he develops new programming and helps to reach beyond the radio waves into new forms of evangelization on the digital continent. He is the pastor of St Joseph Church in Grosse Tete, Louisiana; Immaculate Heart Church in Maringouin; and St Frances Xavier Cabrini Church in Livonia. He can be found online anytime promoting his message via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram. He loves what he does, loves to teach others, and loves being a priest.

Kathleen Beckman, L.H.S. , is a certified Ignation retreat leader and author, and has traveled internationally to lead retreats for clergy, religious, and laity. She serves her diocese as the lay coordinator of exorcism, deliverance and healing ministry and sits on the advisory board of the Pope Leo XIII Institute, the school that trains clergy and teams for exorcism ministry. She completed the course, "Exorcism and Prayers for Liberation" at Rome's Regina Apostolorum in May 2017. Kathleen enthusiastically affirms Christ's victory and emphasizes the baptismal anointing that makes us soldiers for Christ. Her latest book, "When Women Pray" focuses on the role of women in the Church in the present battle over the soul of the human family. Her spiritual warfare strategy for women is based on the fearlessness of Mary and women saints. Kathleen serves on Magnificat's Advisory Team and is President of the Foundation of Prayer for Priests, an apostolate of spiritual motherhood of priests.

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 books, A Catholic Guide to Mindfulness, Learn to Discern Compendium, and 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 , The Rosary: Your Weapon for Spiritual Warfare and the creator of the Warrior's Rosary.

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The vision of Women of Grace® is a civilization and culture imbued with the spirit of the Gospel renewed, revitalized, and healed 
through the love of God.

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