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)
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.
• Conducted through week-long intensives, including graduate-level assessments.
• Toward a Catholic Understanding of Woman...... (2 credits)
or call 1-800-558-5452 ext. 2056
The 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!”
Dr. Joshua D. Genig
Schedule of Course/Courses