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The mission of the Women of Grace® Benedicta Leadership Institute for Women® is to identify, educate, develop, and train Catholic women to be active leaders and mentors of the day in accord with their state in life. By infusing family life, communities, institutions, organizations and governmental agencies with Catholic moral and social teaching, the leaders trained by this Institute will do much to infuse a Culture of Life into contemporary society and will “aid humanity in not falling.”

"How rare it is to find a valiant woman! It is perhaps necessarily so, since Scripture says that they are more precious than pearls and diamonds. Let us however work to train a few." -St. Madeleine Sophie Barat (1779 -1865)

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Benedicta Leadership Institute for Women® Past Participant,
Orchard Lake Michigan

Perhaps you have had a moment in your life where you knew that your life would never be the same.  That was my experience when I completed the first course in Catholic Women’s Leadership.  At the time that I registered for the course, I absolutely had no idea why I was enrolling it in or how I would utilize it in my future.  All I knew for sure was that I felt prompted by the Holy Spirit to register for this course.  Using Mary, our mother, as my role model, I said ‘yes’.    

What I said ‘yes’ to was a profound experience that transformed my entire womanhood!  What God has entrusted to me as being a female is such an awesome responsibility; I trust that I will learn how to better accomplish this by this program.  Dr. Monica Miller was so passionate and knowledgeable, it was contagious, and I knew that I would never be the same again.  I truly felt the presence of God everywhere on campus.  It was inspiring and nurturing to be surrounded by all these amazing men and women who were so filled with God’s love. Though I do not know where I am being lead, I do know that now is the time, and I just can’t wait to be back on campus again!”

carmenCarmen Schattner,
Student in the Catholic Women’s Leadership Program at the Benedicta Leadership Institute for Women®

 

The Women of Grace Benedicta Leadership Institute for Women and Holy Apostles College and Seminary

...have partnered to present a dynamic new offering for women interested in Catholic Women's Leadership Studies. The first of its kind, this program provides women with the opportunity to acquire a non-credit or credit certification or undergraduate or graduate credit hours in Catholic Women’s Leadership Studies. Undergraduate credit hours can be applied toward a Bachelor of Arts in Theology. Graduate credit hours can be applied toward a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies degree with a concentration in Catholic Women's Leadership Studies. No matter which level of endeavor a woman desires, this program will help her attain her goal, and assist her to “help transform the world one woman at a time."

Lay women and women religious who fulfill requirements for admission may enroll in either of the following tracks:

Non-Credit Certification in Catholic
Women’s Leadership (6 Courses)

  • Conducted through online courses with regular opportunities for face-to-face formation experiences.

  • Qualified instructors from seminaries and universities will be utilized for course instruction [e.g. Dr. Gregory Popcak, Dr. Monica Miller and others!].

  • Admission to the Non-Credit Certification Program (no baccalaureate degree required) will be at the discretion of HACS and Women of Grace®, based upon the submission of a proper application.
     
  • Students enrolled will have access to the HACS library and all of its online theological databases.

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Graduate Credit Certification in Catholic
Women's Leadership (7 Courses - 15 credits)

  • Conducted through online courses with regular opportunities for face-to-face formation experiences.

  • Qualified instructors from seminaries and universities will be utilized for course instruction [e.g. Dr. Gregory Popcak, Dr. Monica Miller and others!].

  • Admission to the Graduate Credit Certification Program (baccalaureate degree required) will be at the discretion of HACS, based upon the submission of a proper application. Students enrolled will have access to the library and all theological learning resources of HACS.

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Graduate Credit in Catholic Women's Leadership
(as many as 8 Courses - 18 credits)

  • Conducted through online courses, including graduate-level assessments, with regular opportunities for face-to-face formation experiences.
  • Qualified instructors from seminaries and universities will be utilized for course instruction [e.g. Dr. Gregory Popcak, Dr. Monica Miller and others!].
  • Admission to those interested in receiving graduate credit (baccalaureate degree required) will be at the discretion of HACS, based upon the submission of a proper application.
  •  Students enrolled will have access to the HACS library and all of its online theological databases.

  • Credits earned can be transferred into the regular, 36-credit Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies (MAPS) program at HACS and to any other graduate institution accepting the Seminary’s credits.

  • If all eighteen credits are successfully completed, they can be used to fulfill the area of concentration requirement for the HACS MAPS.

  • If the full MAPS degree is then completed, the student will graduate with an MA in Pastoral Studies with a concentration in Catholic Women’s Leadership.

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Undergraduate Credit in Catholic Women's Leadership

  • These courses can also be taken in the same manner for undergraduate credit, for those interested in working toward completing their AA or BA with a major in Catholic Women's Leadership Studies (including High School girls who wish to dual enroll!).
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Courses - Fall 2017 - Beginning August 28!

Course Title: Learning from the Past: Words and Wisdom of Holy Women through the Ages (2 credits)
**Online Course Available.

Course Instructor: Fr. Joshua Genig, Ph.D.

Course Description: This course will explore the words and wisdom of holy women down through the ages, both before and after the time of Christ.  Special attention will be given to the understanding of the female person in light of the patristic understanding of creation, image, and likeness.  Engagement with both primary and secondary sources in order to explicate the aforementioned understanding will be paramount.  The goal will be to envisage in these holy women—through their stories, and the ways in which they lived as leaders in their own day and their own way—a place for our own story of faith as students are formed into the active leaders God wishes them to be.  

Course Pricing

Undergraduate and Graduate Credit

Certification with Graduate Credit

Certification without Graduate Credit

$570/credit plus
$35 semester registration fees
$570/credit plus
$35 semester registration fees
$410/credit plus
$35 semester registration fees

Financial aid is available through HACS.  

Women's Leadership Studies courses use this pricing model. Any student who goes on to pursue the full MAPS degree (or any other coursework from HACS) will be charged the HACS rate for the remaining credits, beyond the WLS courses (i.e. $320/credit).

Example:
$6,840 for full WLS concentration
$7,680 for remainder of the MAPS degree
Total for MAPS degree with WLS concentration = $14,520

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-> Non-Credit Certification Option
(email: jgenig@holyapostles.edu)

-> MAPS Degree, Credit, and Credit with Certification Options (select Graduate or Undergraduate)

If you are applying for credit or the credit certification, use the "Continuing Education" application. Simply selected "Personal Interest: Undergrad" or "Personal Interest: Grad" depending upon your status.

If you KNOW that you are applying for a full degree (AA, BA, or MAPS), use the "Graduate Application" or "Undergraduate Application" at the same page.

 


register

-> Certificate Option
-> Graduate Credit Option

or contact Adora Ibrahim at:
aibrahim@womenofgrace.com
1-800-558-5452 ext. 2121

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The mission of Holy Apostles College & Seminary is to cultivate lay, consecrated and ordained Catholic leaders for the purpose of evangelization.

In addition to a formal education, Holy Apostles has five specific goals in mind to encourage the full spiritual, emotional and psychological development of each of its students.

  • To maintain excellence in teaching/learning, research/discovery, and service/engagement through the Liberal Arts, Philosophy and Theology.
  • To guide students to integrate their search for truth with a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, the Fount of Truth.
  • To animate the entire college and seminary experience with a recognizable, distinctive, unambiguously Catholic spirit.
  • To assist students to formulate a coherent worldview based on faith and reason.
  • To instill in students a devotion to liturgy, prayer and service as well as excellence in academics.

Holy Apostles College and Seminary is honored and excited by this unique partnership with the Women of Grace Benedicta Leadership Institute for Women. More specifically, the Seminary is humbled by the task entrusted to us, as we seek to help academically in the formation of faithful daughters of Christ’s holy Church. Please consider joining us!

joshFather Joshua D. Genig
Associate Professor of Church History and Benedicta Leadership Institute Studies

Chair of the Women's Leadership Studies Concentration (MAPS Program)

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adoraAdora Ibrahim resides in the Metro Detroit area with her husband of 19 years and their three children.  She is an entrepreneur and founder of Lighthouse Real Estate Group and is actively involved in the life of the Church, community, and non profits that are close to her heart.

She is Mission Advancement Coordinator for the Women of Grace® Benedicta Leadership Institute® located at Holy Apostles College Seminary. She is humbled to be a part of this great mission “for such a time as this” and looks forward to walking on this journey of faith with you, her sisters in Christ.  

Adora Ibrahim
Mission Advancement Coordinator
Women of Grace® Benedicta Leadership Institute for Women®
aibrahim@womenofgrace.com