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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, 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.'"

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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



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.