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Women: God's Secret Weapon for Our Time -- Leadership Institute and Retreat Offers Women Special Weaponry for Our Time

Leadership Institute and Retreat offers Women Special Weaponry for Our Time

Women of Grace
May 16, 2019

LAFAYETTE, La., May 16, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) said women are, "God's special weapon against evil."

"We must consider the tactics of the devil and how to use the weaponry we have against them and delve into the mysterious union of the Holy Duet—Mary and the Holy Spirit and how the fruits of this union can empower today's woman to meet the challenges of our day," says Johnnette Benkovic Williams, EWTN Catholic television and radio host and Women of Grace® Founder and President. Johnnette wants to help others answer the following questions for women today, such as:

  • "How, then, do we embrace the Holy Duet both practically and spiritually so we may experience the 'startling wonders' that come by way of it?"
  • "What can we anticipate will be the benefits to ourselves, our families, and the world as a whole?
  • "And in what ways will the union of Mary and the Holy Spirit within us prevail against the attacks of the devil toward ourselves and all those we hold dear?"
  • "How do we safeguard our loved ones from the assaults of the devil and the culture of the day?"

Johnnette will help many women learn through the Women of Grace® women's retreat being held in both Lafayette, Louisiana on June 21-23, 2019 and in Albuquerque, New Mexico on August 2-4, 2019. This retreat will help women explore the relationship between Mary and the Holy Spirit and what effect it can have on their everyday lives.

"Participants will come to understand how the gifts of the Holy Spirit demonstrated through Mary can change any situation," says Williams.

The theme for this Spirit-filled event is "Embracing the Holy Duet: Mary and the Holy Spirit," and will feature Johnnette and Catholic evangelist and radio host Kathleen Beckman L.H.S. Father Chris Decker will join Johnnette and Kathleen in Lafayette in June and Father Wade Menezes, C.P.M. will join them in Albuquerque in August. Jack Williams, General Manager of EWTN Radio and Thomas K. Sullivan, author of Called to Knighthood and creator of the Warrior's Rosary, will also be speaking at both events.

"We will examine how Mary and the Holy Spirit clothe us with the dynamism of love and distributes spiritual gifts that we need in order to overcome evil by doing good," Kathleen said. "The evil spirits fear a Godly woman. Come and discover why!"

Beckman is also offering a Benedicta Leadership Enrichment Seminar Thursday and Friday preceding the retreat that will help equip Catholic women with the leadership skills they need to provide virtuous leadership in the 21st century. "Women: God's Special Weapon Against Evil," is the focus of this seminar and will be based on Wisdom 8:22-30.

Registration for these life-changing events are available through www.events.womenofgrace.com or call 1-800-558-5452.

SOURCE Women of Grace

CONTACT: Susan Brikmann, OCDS, Director of Communications,
215-983-9701, sbrinkmann@womenofgrace.com
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