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Women Of Grace Retreat Retreat / Event

Friday, Jul 22, 2022 - Sunday, Jul 24, 2022

5:00 pm - 12:00 pm

Malvern Retreat House
Our Lady's Hall & St. Joseph Hall
315 S. Warren Avenue Malvern, PA 19355

610-644-0400

“Smiting Serpents: Battle Strategies for Catholic Women”

Struggling in your daily life? Besot with problems in your family? Facing a serious, potentially life-changing circumstance? Plagued by boredom, dissatisfaction, or interior fatigue? Indeed, life on earth IS a warfare and a spiritual battle rages all around us. Though the victory has been won through Jesus Christ, the serpent still roams the garden seeking whom he may devour. What can we do? How do we experience the liberation that comes through Jesus’ salvific act? During this retreat, you will discover:

• The nature of the battle

• How to detect the tactics of the Devil

• How to protect our families from the Devil’s strategies

• The remedies Holy Mother Church provides for spiritual problems and how to access them including deliverance and exorcism

• The role the Blessed Mother plays in smiting the head of the Serpent

• How we can be Serpent Smiters through her tutelage

• What equips Catholic women to be a mighty weapon against the powers of darkness

Retreat Director and Speakers Johnnette B Williams Fr. Jose Francisco Syquia Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Adam Blai Kathleen Beckman

USD$275.00 Attend In Person

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“Smiting Serpents: Battle Strategies for Catholic Women”

Struggling in your daily life? Besot with problems in your family? Facing a serious, potentially life-changing circumstance? Plagued by boredom, dissatisfaction, or interior fatigue? Indeed, life on earth IS a warfare and a spiritual battle rages all around us. Though the victory has been won through Jesus Christ, the serpent still roams the garden seeking whom he may devour. What can we do? How do we experience the liberation that comes through Jesus’ salvific act? During this retreat, you will discover:

• The nature of the battle

• How to detect the tactics of the Devil

• How to protect our families from the Devil’s strategies

• The remedies Holy Mother Church provides for spiritual problems and how to access them including deliverance and exorcism

• The role the Blessed Mother plays in smiting the head of the Serpent

• How we can be Serpent Smiters through her tutelage

• What equips Catholic women to be a mighty weapon against the powers of darkness

Retreat Directors and Speakers

Retreat Director

Johnnette B Williams

Johnnette B 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. She is also Founder and President of Living His Life Abundantly® International, Inc. a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit corporation. After years of being a non-practicing Catholic, in 1981 Johnnette experienced a deep conversion back to her Catholic faith. Her conversion sparked a new vocation: that is, one of 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.

Johnnette is the Executive Producer of the Women of Grace® television program, a program highlighting contemporary issues from a Catholic perspective which also discusses authentic femininity™ in the world today. She is also host of Women of Grace® Live, a call-in radio talk show airing five times a week. She is heard nationally on AM/FM stations, Sirius Satellite 160, and internationally via short wave radio.

In addition, Johnnette is a popular conference speaker, published author, retreat director, and seminar presenter. 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
The New Age Counterfeit

She also developed the internationally recognized Women of Grace® Foundational Study Series which has transformed thousands of women worldwide through the healing love of Jesus Christ.
On the personal side, Johnnette lost her son Simon in a tragic vehicular accident, just after he returned from Iraq as a decorated soldier. Soon after Simon’s death, she lost her beloved husband of more than thirty three years, Anthony, to terminal brain cancer. Through these tragedies, Johnnette was strengthened by her faith, family, friends and the prayers of the many wonderful supporters of Living His Life Abundantly® and Women of Grace®. Family life is very important to her. She enjoys time with her daughters, grandchildren, extended family and friends.

Celebrant

Fr. Jose Francisco Syquia

After graduating from college in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy at the University of Santo Tomas (UST), FR. JOSE FRANCISCO “JOCIS” SYQUIA entered the seminary in 1989 and completed his training from both San Carlos Major Seminary in Makati City and the University of Santo Tomas Central Seminary. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sacred Theology from the UST Ecclesiastical Faculties and a Licentiate in Spiritual Theology from the Angelicum in Rome. He finished both courses with magna cum laude honors. He also has a Master’s degree in Psychology from the UST Graduate School.

Fr. Jocis is the Head of the Commission on Extraordinary Phenomena for the Archdiocese of Manila. He is the Director of the Archdiocese of Manila Office of Exorcism, an exorcist of Manila and a member of the International Association of Exorcists based in Rome. He completed the Vatican Course on Exorcism and Deliverance at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University.

He is the author of the bestselling book Exorcism—Encounters with the Paranormal and the Occult (Shepherd’s Voice Publications), as well as Exorcist: Volume 1—A Spiritual Journey and Exorcist: Volume 2—Spiritual Battle Lines published by ST PAULS. He is also a full-time formator, spiritual director, and professor of spirituality and psychology at the San Carlos Major Seminary. (less)

Speaker

Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

Susan Brinkmann, OCDS, author and award winning journalist is a member of the Third Order Discalced Carmelites.  She is the staff writer for Women of Grace and is a frequent guest on EWTN’s  Women of Grace television show.  In addition to two historical fiction novels published Harper Collins, she is also the author of a book on Carmelite prayer, Lord Teach Us to Pray, published by The Catholic Standard and Times.  Her book, The Kinsey Corruption, which details the fraudulent research of Alfred C. Kinsey was published by Ascension Press.  Susan also published The Learn to Discern Compendium: Is It Christian or New Age? with Simon Peter Press which has an impramatur from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  She recently published the story of her conversion entitled, We Need to Talk: God Speaks to a Modern Girl, published by Liguori Publications.

Speaker

Adam Blai

Adam Blai (pronounced “Bly”) is a Church-decreed expert on religious demonology and exorcism in the Pittsburgh diocese. He is an auxiliary member of the International Association of Exorcists based in Rome. Over the past decade, he has helped educate priests regarding exorcism at national conferences, seminars, and through consultation on many cases in a number of dioceses.

He has assisted at many dozens of solemn exorcisms, house exorcisms, and resolutions of hauntings. In addition to Church cases, he reaches out to educate people on the current paranormal craze, the dangers therein, and ethical ways to resolve hauntings. He has put together a pastoral manual for priests on exorcism and resolving human spirit hauntings.

He has a master’s degree in adult clinical psychology from Penn State and is all but dissertation (ABD) for his Ph.D. His professional life has been spent working as a psychological services specialist in the Pennsylvania State prison system, where he has done hundreds of psychological evaluations for the parole process and worked with the full range of mental illness and human evil.

Speaker

Kathleen Beckman

For twenty-five years, and in thirteen countries, Kathleen Beckman has served in the Church’s ministry of evangelization through Catholic radio and television, writing and speaking. Sophia Institute Press publisheS her four best-selling books including, “Praying for Priests”, “God’s Healing Mercy”, “When Women Pray” and the newest, “A Family Guide to Spiritual Warfare”. Her newest Sophia Press book, “Beautiful Holiness: A Path to Divine Intimacy with Blessed Conchita Cabrera” will be published in 2022.

At the invitation of the clergy, Kathleen has served in the Church’s ministry of exorcism and deliverance for sixteen years. She was on faculty for the Pope Leo XIII Institute at Mundelein Seminary for six years, and completed the Association of International Exorcists course at the Pontifical Regina Apostolorum University, Rome, in 2017. She presently serves as the lay administrator of the exorcism and deliverance ministry and is a member of the exorcist’s team.

In 2013, with encouragement from Cardinal Piacenza, then the Prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Clergy, Kathleen co-founded (with Monsignor Stephen Doktorczyk, J.C.D.) the “Foundation of Prayer for Priests” a ministry of prayer and sacrifice for the holiness and protection of clergy. www.foundationforpriests.org.

A wife, mother, she and her husband are small business owners, and parishioners at San Antonio de Padua Parish where Kathleen has been a daily communicant for thirty years. She is a popular presenter on these topics: Prayer and Divine Intimacy, Spiritual Warfare & Healing, Rekindling Eucharistic Amazement.

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