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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, Sacramento, CA

"As women...hungering for a model of integrating spirituality and an ethical standard for decision-making, the Leadership Institute provides a premier 'gold standard' for those of us wanting to stand as authentic leaders. Leadership is discipleship...women need to "own" our role as visionary partners in creating new models of leadership for future generations. This is a challenge for all of us and, incredibly, the Leadership Institute is calling us forth to 'take a stand.'"

The Women of Grace Benedicta Leadership Institute for Women and SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary (SSCMS)

...have partnered to present a dynamic new offering for women interested in Catholic Women's Leadership. The first of its kind, this program provides women with the opportunity to acquire a certification or graduate credit hours in Catholic Women’s Leadership. Graduate credit hours can then be applied toward a Master of Arts in Theology degree with a concentration in Catholic Women's Leadership. 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:

Certification in Catholic Women’s Leadership

Conducted through week-long intensives.

• Qualified instructors from seminaries and universities will be utilized for course instruction.

• Admission to the Certification Program (no baccalaureate degree required) will be at the discretion of SSCMS and Women of Grace®, based upon the submission of a proper application and proper references.

• Students enrolled will have access to the library and all theological learning resources of SSCMS.

Graduate Credit

• Conducted through week-long intensives, including graduate-level assessments.

• Qualified instructors from seminaries and universities will be utilized for course instruction.

• Admission to those interested in receiving graduate credit (baccalaureate degree required) will be at the approval of the Admissions Committee of SSCMS, based upon the submission of a proper application.

• Students enrolled will have access to the library and all theological learning resources of SSCMS.

• Credits earned can be transferred into the regular, 36-credit MA (theology) program at SSCMS and to any other graduate institution accepting the Seminary’s credits.

• If all twelve credits are successfully completed, they can be used to fulfill the area of concentration requirement for the SSCMS MA (theology) program (regular program application fee and course credit fees apply upon admission to full MA [theology] program).

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

Courses

• Toward a Catholic Understanding of Woman...... (2 credits)
• Mariology...... (2 credits)
• Prayer and Spirituality of the Church...... (2 credits)
• Sacramental Theology...... (2 credits)
• The New Evangelization...... (2 credits)
• The Fundamentals of Catholic Leadership...... (1 credit)
• Servant (Virtue) Leadership...... (1 credit)

Course Pricing

Room Option
(One Week Intensive)

Certification Option
( Room, 3 Meals M-F)

Graduate Credit Option
(Room, 3 Meals M-F)

Private Room

$1675

$1975 (2 Credit Hours. Less $300 for 1 Credit Hour)

Shared Room (2 per)

$1550

$1850 (2 Credit Hours. Less $300 for 1 Credit Hour)

Private Suite

$1925

$2225 (2 Credit Hours. Less $300 for 1 Credit Hour)

Commuter Rates w/ meals $1425 $1725 (2 Credit Hours. Less $300 for 1 Credit Hour)
Commuter Rates w/o meals $1290 $1590 (2 Credit Hours. Less $300 for 1 Credit Hour)

 


register

-> Certificate Option
-> Graduate Credit Option

or call 1-800-558-5452 ext. 2056

scmslogoThe mission of SS. Cyril & Methodius Seminary is to bring men, from Poland, to study and become ordained for the priesthood, here, in the US as well as offer advanced degree programs for lay people. SS. Cyril & Methodius Seminary prepares men and women for ministries in the Church by providing resources for their theological, spiritual and ministerial formation.

The 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!

joshDr. Joshua D. Genig
Director of Lay Ministry (MA Programs)
Associate Professor of Church History

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Schedule of Course/Courses
June 19 – 23, 2017
Toward A Catholic Understanding of Woman (2 Credits)

June 26 – 30, 2017
To be Announced (2 Credits)

Course Description:
An exploration of the anthropology of the female person in light of her innate authority demonstrated through her influence, power, and effect as portrayed in Sacred Scripture, Church teaching, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the dynamic of covenant.

Course Instructor:
Monica M. Miller, Ph.D.