Young Women of Grace

Young Women of Grace

Saturday, Jul 14, 2018

9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Malvern Retreat House
McShain-Horstmann Family Life Center
315 S. Warren Avenue Malvern, PA 19355


Get Spirit Savvy!! Young Women of Grace Retreat Day, Malvern Retreat House

The Young Women of Grace® Retreat inspires teen girls ages 13+ to “Get Spirit Savvy” and understand the gift of their feminine genius and how to use it to thrive in today’s culture! Through fun, interactive, hands-on activities, inspiring Catholic speakers, and great music, girls will leave the retreat ignited by the Holy Spirit and ready to “step out into the deep” wherever God calls them to follow!!

It is recommended, but not required, that the girls have completed the “Young Women of Grace: Embrace Your Femininity” study program. (All speakers are safe-environment certified.)

“Get Spirit Savvy!” 

Speakers Include:
Sue Brinkmann, OCDS
Mary Dillenback
Katelyn D’Adamo
Johnnette Benkovic
Father Philip Scott, FJ

Get Spirit Savvy Retreat for Girls

(Tentative Schedule)

9:00 AM          Meet and Greet

10:00 AM        Overview of Day
Sue Brinkmann

10:30 AM        Making a Personal Connection With Jesus Mary Dillenback

11:00 AM        Armor of God and How to Use It
Johnnette Benkovic

12:00 PM        Lunch Break

1:00 PM          Outdoor Rosary Walk (weather permitting)

2:00 PM          Mary, our Model and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Mary Dillenback and Sue Brinkmann

3:00 PM          Craft Time! Make Gifts of the Spirit Bracelets

3:30 PM          Respect Yourself!
Katelyn D’Amato of Generation Life

4:15 PM          Play STAY-TALK-WALK game

5:00 PM          Vigil Mass
Celebrated by Father Philip Scott

6:00 PM          Dinner

7:00 PM          Getting in Touch with the Indwelling God Sue Brinkmann

8:00 PM          Conclusion

Cost of Retreat is $65.00


Retreat Directors and Speakers

Retreat Director

Johnnette S. Benkovic

Benkovic 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 Benkovic 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 (since 1987) and in Catholic television (since 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,” and “Experience Grace in Abundance: Ten Strategies for Your Spiritual Life and 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.

Retreat Director

Father Philip Scott, FJ

Retreat Director

Mary Dillenback

Retreat Director

Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
susan brinkman

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.

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