Women of Grace® Event Details

Young Women of Grace Retreat Day: "Divine Mercy and YOU"

Young Women of Grace Retreat Day for Teenage Girls!

"Divine Mercy and YOU"

Saturday, June 29th, 8am-6pm

Fun Activities, Inspiring Speakers, including Johnnette Williams and Fr. Ken Geraci, Discussion and Fellowship, Confession, Mass, and Prayer

Registration includes materials and three meals!

One Day and Weekend Rates available

For weekend rate option, girls must be attending with a woman registered for the Main Retreat.

Event Date/Time(s)

START: Saturday, June 29 at 8:00 AM US/Eastern
END: Saturday, June 29 at 6:00 PM US/Eastern

Event Information

COST: $70 for the day includes materials and three meals (weekend option available)
LOCATION:
Family Life Center-Malvern Retreat House
315 S Warren Ave
Malvern, PA 19355

Contact Information

Registration opening soon!!

Helpful Tools

Event Speakers

  • Johnnette Benkovic Williams

    Johnnette 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.
  • Mary Dillenback

    Mary Dillenback is co-developer of the Young Women of Grace Facilitator/Teacher Guide.  She taught at the elementary school level for 26 years.  During that time she developed curriculum, was a Lead Teacher for the National New Standard Project portfolio system and designed and conducted training for teachers.  Her classroom teaching experience included Gifted and Talented, regular and inclusionary classroom settings.  Mary serves as a facilitator for the Women of Grace Foundational Study and Regional Coordinator for New York State.  She is a member of the Women of Grace Leadership Team and has helped train facilitators in several states.  Mary co-chairs the Facilitator Growth and Development Task Force and serves as Regional Coordinator Liaison.  She is a Third Order Carmelite, and lives on the St. Lawrence River in Fishers Landing, New York.  She is married, has two sons and five grandsons. 
  • Father Ken Geraci, CPM

    Fr. Ken Geraci, CPM, lived the life of the prodigal son for most of his young adult life. Raised in a nominally Catholic family, who only lived the externals of the faith, Fr. Ken left the Catholic Church for many years. During that time he earned a business degree and worked as a business profession in Advanced R&D and software testing; a few years into his career he joined a few of his co-workers in establishing a $4.5 million Internet software company. Focused on money, fitness, and success, he made little room for God; but God did not give up on him. During this journey, God presented him with challenges that forced him to question his personal beliefs and the question “What is Truth?” Through a series of conversions, years of struggle, study and questioning, Fr. Ken found his way from agnosticism, to non-denominational Christianity, and ultimately back to the Catholic Church.

    Fr. Ken joined the Fathers of Mercy in 2006 and was ordained in 2012. For two years, he served as an associate pastor of a medium sized parish and currently serves as a Missionary, webmaster and vocation director for the Fathers of Mercy. Fr. Ken has a great understanding of the personal and societal pressures that individuals face and knows what it is like to “hate coming to church.” His mission talks are for people of all levels of faith; from those who are madly in love with Jesus to those who struggle with church and religion.

  • Living Praise Worship Team

    The women of the Living Praise Worship Team come from all walks of life – married, single, divorced, annulled, remarried, professionals, stay at home moms, and home-schoolers. We raise children, grandchildren, horses, dogs, gardens and flowers. We lead and serve in other music groups in our churches, Catholic and Protestant, traditional and charismatic. What has brought us together is a desire to serve the body of Christ with the gifts of worship the Lord has given us. We strive not to perform but share a gift of passionate worship, bringing those we minister to into the Lord’s presence. “Living Praise” is a Music Ministry Worship Team founded on the call to worship the Lord through song and praise.We strive to bring an inspiring spirit of worship wherever we sing, inviting all to become “living praise” for the Lord with us. Though some of our members have sung and worshipped together for nearly 25 years, the group’s formal ministry began in 2000 providing worship for women’s conferences at Franciscan University of Steubenville. Since then, Living Praise has ministered to over 20,000 at churches, revivals, retreats and other Christian conferences and events. We have provided worship music for numerous Diocesan Women’s Events including the Dioceses of Steubenville, Pittsburgh, Greensburg, Youngstown, Altoona, and the Archdiocese of Detroit. One of the regular groups we serve is “Magnificat: A Ministry to Catholic Women”. We provide worship music for the quarterly Magnificat prayer breakfasts for the chapter located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (www.magnificatpittsburgh.org). We also minister with music and worship at the biannual International Magnificat Women’s Conference in New Orleans, LA. To order worship music: www.livingpraiseworship.com.