Dear Sacred Sisters,
Please join our Facilitator Network Conference Call this Thursday, February 11 at 8:00 PM Eastern Time. During our time together this year we have shared insights regarding the first 7 chapters in the Women of Grace Foundational Study. We will discuss chapter 8 entitled "Carrying Out the Mission: Embracing the Abundant Life". This chapter challenges us to be evangelizers--to be heralds of the Gospel! To help us with this all important mission, we focus on the example of Our Blessed Mother as we try to pattern our life after her fiat. We are excited and grateful that Johnnette is planning on being on the call. She will help us understand the importance of our mission and guide us in ways to make use of our individual God-given gifts to "aid humanity in not falling!"
Pope Pius XII said of St. Francis Cabrini, one of our saints for this chapter, "Although her constitution was very frail, her spirit was endowed with such singular strength that, knowing the will of God in her regard, she permitted nothing to impede her from accomplishing what seemed beyond her strength." We too, are called to prayer and sacred sisterhood to help us "embrace the abundant life" as we discover what God's will is for each of us in this all important mission.
We ask that you sign on at 7:55 PM ET so we can begin promptly at 8:00 PM ET. After 8:00 it is not necessary to announce yourself as this may interrupt the meeting already in progress.
Please join us on Thursday, February 11th, 2016 at 8 PM ET.
Your sisters in Christ,
Mary Dillenback and Nancy Elhajj
Co-Chairs Facilitator Growth and Development Task Force
PS: Please mark your calendars for the following Women of Grace events:
The upcoming Year of Mercy - Women of Grace One Day Conferences with Johnnette Benkovic, international retreat master Fr. Philip Scott, F.J., and author Thomas K. Sullivan on February 27th in Southwest Ranches, FL and March 19th in Orchard Lake, MI. Our theme is " ...by His stripes we are healed." (Isaiah 53:5) Infinite Mercy: Preparation for the Spiritual Battle. Join us and get fortified for the fight! Men are welcome.
The Women of Grace Retreat and Benedicta Leadership Institute for Women in July 2016 at the Malvern Retreat House in Malvern, PA.