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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)



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®


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or contact Adora Ibrahim at:
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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)



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®