"The hour is coming, in fact has come, when the vocation of woman is being acknowledged in its fullness, the hour in which women acquire in the world an influence, an effect and a power never hitherto achieved. That is why, at this moment when the human race is undergoing so deep a transformation, women impregnated with a spirit of the Gospel can do so much to aid humanity in not falling." Vatican Council II, Closing Messages, To Women
The Women of Grace® Study Program leads women on an exciting journey to discover the gift of authentic femininity™, holiness of life, and woman's purpose and mission in the world today. Taking the Blessed Virgin Mary as their exemplar and spiritual mother participants grow in the feminine virtues and the secrets of true fulfillment.
The program takes a multi-faceted approach by exploring all aspects of the feminine person including her spirituality, psychology, emotional reality, and physical being. Participants are encouraged to begin with the Women of Grace® Foundational Study Series Phase I, Full of Grace: Women and the Abundant Life.
The Women of Grace® Foundational Study Series is presented using DVD lessons taught by Johnnette Benkovic, the book being studied, and its accompanying study guide. The study group itself becomes a "teaching dynamic" of faith-building, renewal, and conversion of heart. A sacred sisterhood is often formed within the group that leads to true, holy, and lasting friendships among the women.
The Women of Grace® Study is offered at Holy Name of Jesus parish at different times in the spring, summer and fall. Session and registration information will be announced in the bulletin at least two weeks before the study begins. Materials provided include the book, Full of Grace, and accompanying study guide.