Join us for our Women of Grace Online Fall Retreat!

Open the Eyes of Your Heart: The Transformative Power of Prayer

Presentations with,
Father Peter John Cameron, O.P.
Johnnette Williams
Susan Tassone
Thomas K. Sullivan
Susan Potvin
Susan P. Brinkmann, O.C.D.S.
Kathleen Beckman, L.H.S.

October 23 and 24, 2020
(Friday and Saturday)

Three Sessions:
Friday Evening Session, October 23, 7:00pm
Saturday Morning Session, October 24, 9:30am
Saturday Evening Session, October 24, 6:30pm
(Includes a Healing Rosary Service)
"May the eyes of [your] hearts be enlightened, that you may know what is the hope that belongs to his call, what are the riches of glory in his inheritance among the holy ones..."
Ephesians 1:18

We are blessed and excited to be offering another Online Retreat for you, this time on the transformative power of PRAYER! As Catholics we are called to PRAYER. God is so good to put together such a gifted group of speakers to share with us about the mystery and power of prayer and why God has called us to pray.
Have you ever asked these questions:

Why does God call us to petition Him if He knows our prayers already?
How often should I pray?
What if my prayer life has grown cold or time prevents me from entering deeply into relationship with God?
Should I pray the same way for everything?
How do I know prayer is really working?? 

Together we will learn the answers to these questions, how to deepen our prayer lives, and how transformative prayer truly is! We will enjoy nine, dynamic and informative presentations, praise and worship music throughout the retreat, and a Healing Rosary Service on Saturday evening! Speakers will highlight:

The Mystery of Prayer and it's Purpose
Praying the Rosary
Praying through Praise
Praying for the Holy Souls
Contemplative Prayer
Intercessory Prayer
Healing and Deliverance Prayer
and more!

We can't wait to be with you in the comfort of your own home where we will gather together ONLINE, prepared for the Lord to open the eyes of our hearts!
"For me, prayer is a surge of the heart, it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy."
-St. Therese of Lisieux
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 grew up in Vernon, Connecticut. 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. From 1994 until 2018 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, D.C.; 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 SpiritualityWhy PreachMysteries 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 now serves as the director of formation for Hard as Nails Ministries, a national evangelization apostolate.
Susan Tassone has long been a passionate champion for the holy souls in purgatory and is recognized as leading a worldwide “purgatory movement.” The award-winning author of thirteen best-sellers, including Jesus Speaks to Faustina and YouDay by Day with Saint Faustina, St. Faustina Prayer Book for Adoration, St. Faustina Prayer Book for the Conversion of Sinners, St. Faustina Prayer Book for the Holy Souls in Purgatory, and Day by Day for the Holy Souls Purgatory, Susan shares her passion for saving souls through innumerable speaking engagements throughout the country. More than a dozen cardinals and bishops around the world have endorsed her works. She is a frequent, popular guest on national radio and television programs, as well as having a major impact through social media. In 2017, she appeared on the cover of Catholic Digest Magazine. In 2013, she was featured in the groundbreaking documentary Purgatory: The Forgotten Church, bringing her unique style and penetrating message to a new generation. Susan is the all-time, best-selling author in the history of EWTN. Through her tireless work, she raises awareness of purgatory as well as donations for Masses for the holy souls. Susan holds a master’s degree in religious education from Loyola University Chicago, and in addition to her numerous awards, she has had the privilege and honor of being granted two private audiences with St. John Paul II, who bestowed a special blessing on her ministry for the holy souls. A new release coming January, 2021 for Lent: Praying with Jesus and Faustina During Lent and in Times of Suffering.
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 KnighthoodThe Rosary: Your Weapon for Spiritual Warfare and the creator of the Warrior's Rosary.
Susan Potvin, worship leader and inspirational speaker, has been involved in Catholic and ecumenical renewal work for more than thirty years. Susan is the leader of Living Praise Worship Team, which provides worship for many groups nationally and internationally.  They serve such groups as Women of Grace®, Magnificat® – A Ministry to Catholic Women, where Susan serves as the Chair for Praise and Worship, and the National Charismatic Renewal. Susan also teaches extensively on worship providing worship workshops and mentoring worship leaders.  With Living Praise, Susan has produced seven worship CD’s. She graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville with a B.A. in Theology and has a Masters of Education in School Counseling from Liberty University.  Susan works as a school counselor at a K-12 Christian school and is also a Spiritual Director.  She and her husband, Urby, who have been married for thirty-nine years, reside in Steubenville, Ohio.  They have raised four children and have one grandchild.  You can visit Living Praise at their website at:
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.
Kathleen Beckman, L.H.S., wife, mother, and business owner, is the President and Co-founder of the Foundation of Prayer for Priests, an international apostolate of prayer and catechesis for the holiness of priests. She has served the Church for twenty-five years as a Catholic evangelist, author, Ignatian certified retreat director, radio host, and writer and is often featured on Catholic media such EWTN radio and TV. Having completed the Association of International Exorcists (AIE)course in Rome, and formation at Mundelein Seminary, she serves in the Church’s ministry of deliverance and exorcism, assisting priests and their teams. Kathleen is the lay coordinator of her diocese’s ministry of deliverance and exorcism, and serves on the advisory board of the Pope Leo XIII Institute. Kathleen also serves on the Advisory Team of Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women. Through the murder of a loved one, she learned the diabolical nature of attacks on the family, and that Christ is victor and healer. Sophia Institute Press publishes her books: Praying for Priests, God's Healing Mercy, When Women Pray, and her latest book, A Family Guide to Spiritual Warfare: Strategies for Deliverance and Healing.
Music provided by Living Praise Worship Team
Women of Grace ONLINE Fall Retreat Schedule:

Friday, October 23, 2020 (Friday Evening Session)

7:00pm Music, Welcome, Introductions, Opening Prayer
7:15pm “The Mystery of Prayer: What It Is and Why We Do It”
Father Peter John Cameron, O.P. 
7:55pm “The Transformative Power of Prayer in My Life”
Johnnette Williams
8:35pm Retreat Review 
8:45pm Praise and Worship Break
Susan Potvin
8:55pm “The Transformative Power of Praying for the Holy Souls”
Susan Tassone
9:35pm Q&A
Johnnette Williams, Father Peter John Cameron, O.P., Susan Tassone                     
9:55pm Closing Prayer
Father Peter John Cameron, O.P.
10:00pm Friday Evening Session Concludes

Saturday, October 24, 2020 (Saturday Morning Session)

9:30am Music, Welcome, Introductions, Opening Prayer 
9:45am “The Transformative Power of Praying the Rosary”
Thomas K. Sullivan
10:25am Retreat Review
10:30am Testimony
10:40am “Problems We Face in Prayer and How to Overcome Them”
Father Peter John Cameron, O.P.
11:20am Praise and Worship Break
11:30am “The Transformative Power of Praying Through Praise”
Susan Potvin
12:10am Women of Grace Mission Update and Retreat Review
12:25pm Q&A
Thomas K. Sullivan, Father Peter John Cameron, O.P., Susan Potvin, Johnnette Williams
12:45pm Wrap Up
Johnnette Williams
12:55pm Closing Prayer
Father Peter John Cameron, O.P.
1:00pm Saturday Morning Session Concludes

Saturday, October 24, 2020 (Saturday Evening Session)

6:30pm Music, Welcome, Introductions, Opening Prayer 
6:45pm “The Transformative Power of Contemplative Prayer,”
Susan P. Brinkmann, O.C.D.S.
7:25pm Praise and Worship Break
Susan Potvin
7:35pm “The Transformative Power of Healing and Deliverance Prayer
Kathleen Beckman, L.H.S.
8:15pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
8:20pm Healing Rosary Service
Johnnette Williams and Kathleen Beckman, L.H.S.
9:10pm Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
9:25pm Praise and Worship Break
9:35pm “The Transformative Power of Intercessory Prayer: The Path Forward”
Johnnette Williams
10:05pm Closing Prayer
Father Peter John Cameron, O.P.
10:10pm Retreat Concludes

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