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“Smiting Serpents: Battle Strategies for Catholic Women” Women of Grace Retreat 2022 Malvern Retreat House
Women of Grace returns to the Malvern Retreat House
Women of Grace Retreat 2022
“Smiting Serpents: Battle Strategies for Catholic Women”
Founder of Women of Grace
Author of The New Age Counterfeit
Fr. Jose Francisco Syquia:
Chief Exorcist Archdiocese of Manila, Philippines
Author of Exorcist, Volumes 1-3
Diocesan Administrator of Exorcism and Deliverance Ministry
Author of A Family Guide to Spiritual Warfare
Peritus of Religious Demonology and Exorcism, Diocese of Pittsburgh
Author of The Catholic Guide to Miracles
Susan Brinkmann, OCDS:
Women of Grace Staff Writer
Author of The Learn to Discern Compendium: Is It Christian or New Age
Friday - Sunday, July 22-24, 2022
Malvern Retreat House, Malvern, Pennsylvania
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
Malvern Retreat House
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 has published her last four books including the bestseller, “A Family Guide to Spiritual Warfare: Strategies for Deliverance and Healing”. At the invitation of 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 for six years, completed the Association of International Exorcists Course at the Pontifical Regina Apostolorum University in 2017, serves as the diocesan administrator of exorcism and deliverance ministry. A member of the exorcist’s team, she accompanies persons seeking liberation from evil spirits. In 2013, with encouragement of the Vatican’s Dicastery for the Clergy, she co-founded the Foundation of Prayer for Priests, an apostolate of intercession and sacrifice for the holiness and protection of priests. All are invited to spiritually adopt priests at www.foundationforpriests.org.
Johnnette Benkovic WilliamsJohnnette Benkovic 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.
After years of being a non-practicing Catholic, Johnnette experienced a deep conversion back to her Catholic faith in 1981. Her conversion sparked a new vocation: sharing the Gospel message through the utilization of media. She has been an inspiring and consistent presence on EWTN Catholic radio and EWTN Catholic television for over 30 years.
Adam Blai is a church appointed Peritus of Religious Demonology and Exorcism who has worked in training priests in exorcism nationally for fifteen years, and internationally since 2020. Adam has a Masters in Adult Clinical Psychology, with most of his clinical experience in forensic settings. In addition, Adam has had considerable experience with holy angels in both prayer work and in evaluating potential miracle cases. He has written books on miracles and exorcism cases, like his latest book, The Catholic Guide to Miracles: Separating the Authentic from the Counterfeit, which has been featured on EWTN. Adam works full-time for his Diocese and is currently attending Canon Law school and working on additional publications.
Susan Brinkmann, OCDSSusan Brinkmann, OCDS, author and journalist, has joined Living His Life Abundantly & Women of Grace as Staff Writer. Susan is a member of the Third Order of Discalced Carmelites and comes to us from The Catholic Standard and Times, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, where she served for six years as a correspondent. She has won numerous national awards for her work and has published several books, including two historical fiction novels, a book on Carmelite prayer entitled, “Lord Teach us to Pray” and a book on the fraudulent research of Alfred C. Kinsey entitled, “The Kinsey Corruption,” published by Ascension Press. She has devoted her life and talents to building up the Church and tearing down the culture of death, and is pleased that the Lord has called her to LHLA/Women of Grace to continue this vocation. Susan is single and writes for us from her home in Horsham, Pennsylvania. Look for Sue’s articles and her latest book, "We Need to Talk: God Speaks to a Modern Girl," on our website blog at www.womenofgrace.com. You can reach Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Father 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.