EWTN personality and the founder of the Women of Grace apostolate, Johnnette B. Williams, led a conference at Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Harrisburg on April 2, speaking on authentic femininity and how to live it today.
More than 100 women gathered for the Women of Grace conference, “Faith, Fortitude and Femininity: A Formula for Such a Time as This.” A separate retreat was offered for nearly 20 young women, and included hands-on activities, speakers, Mass, music and prayer.
In a series of presentations, Williams spoke on faith, hope and healing, and how faith gives women confidence in times of uncertainty, fortitude to take action, and the gift to lead others.
The daylong conference included Holy Mass, praise and worship music, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation.
Women of Grace is a Catholic apostolate with the mission of affirming women in their dignity and vocation, and in their gift of authentic femininity. The apostolate reaches and inspires women through its radio and television programs, website, conferences and the Women of Grace Study Program.
Williams is the founder and president of Women of Grace, and has been sharing her inspiring story of returning to the Church through her books and radio and television programs, including the Women of Grace show on EWTN.
Locally, Women of Grace studies and events take place at Holy Name of Jesus Parish. An in-person Women of Grace Foundational Study will begin May 3 at Holy Name, and run for nine weeks. The study program leads women on a journey to discover the gift God has given them, and includes DVD lessons from Williams and a book study. More information is available by contacting Linda K. Keister at email@example.com or 717-732-0772 or Chris Arnold, the Women of Grace Regional Coordinator, at 717-379-6041 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Photos by Chris Heisey, The Catholic Witness.)
By Jen Reed, The Catholic Witness