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Save the Date! Women of Grace Icon of Trust Book Study
Save the Date! Women of Grace Book Study:
Icon of Trust: Mary in the Gospels of Luke and John
by, Father Slawomir Szkredka
Begins April 15th!
Book Study Leader, Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Icon of Trust reflects upon the deep meaning of the words Totus Tuus. Through the lens of Scripture and Catholic authors, it explains how to place yourself in the hands of Mary and love Jesus with her heart. Best of all, Icon of Trust explains how Mary was created by God “full of grace” and sheds light on her key role in building up the early Church community. You will learn how Mary's total surrender, as the tabernacle of the Lord, ushered in your redemption and how Old Testament words and events are fulfilled in Our Lady's mission. This small book will unveil for you how, as the New Eve, Mary mediates for us at Calvary and Jesus entrusts us to her maternal, intercessory care.
During the Book Study, you will:
…grow in total abandonment to divine providence
…deepen your trust in God
…learn how Mary’s loving obedience is central to your salvation
…explore the meanings of “Ark of the New Covenant” and “Daughter Zion”
…learn how Mary's self-emptying, or kenosis, aids in the salvation of the world
Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Susan Brinkmann, O.C.D.S., is an author and award-winning journalist who is a member of the Third Order of Discalced Carmelites. She serves as the Director of Communications and New Age Research for Women of Grace® and is a frequent guest on EWTN's Women of Grace® television show. Susan formerly worked as a Correspondent for the Catholic Standard & Times, the newspaper for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. For the last 10 years she has been the lead researcher for Women of Grace’s New Age Q&A Blog which is the largest blog of its kind in the world. The library of information now exceeds 1200 entries on everything from acupuncture and angels to wicca and yoga. She has also authored eleven books, including the Learn to Discern Compendium: Is it Christian or New Age, and her latest book, Day by Day in the Little Way: 365 reflections on the Teachings of St. Therese of Lisieux. Along with Johnnette Williams, she co-authored the Young Women of Grace Study Program which teaches girls ages 13+ about what it means to be authentically feminine. The Catholic Guide to Mindfulness, was published by Avila Institute, and her Like a Catholic series, which has imprimaturs from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, was published by the Catholic Life Institute Press. Her national journalism awards include the Bernadine-O'Connor Award for Pro-Life Journalism, the Eileen Egan Journalism Award from Catholic Relief Services, and numerous awards from the Catholic Press Association and the Philadelphia Press Association.