Dear  ,

We are excited to invite you to join us on our Lenten Challenge this year.  We have several opportunities for Lent and pray they speak to your heart during this beautiful time of year.   Lent is fast approaching, beginning on Ash Wednesday,  (and, this year, St. Valentine's Day), February 14. It is so easy to get distracted with the first few months of the year that we may awake on Easter Sunday and realize that we have neglected the Lord's call to each of us during the time of Lent.  

Pope Francis has stated, "Lent comes providentially to reawaken us, to shake us from our lethargy."  And Scripture says, " The point is this: he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that you may always have enough of everything and may provide in abundance for every good work." 
(2 Corinthians 9:6-8).

We at Women of Grace want to journey alongside you this Lenten Season as you grow deeper in your love of Him and His people. Let's allow our hearts to be reawakened, to sow bountifully for Him "who  has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavens,  as he chose us in him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and without blemish before him." 

Begin a Women of Grace: Foundational Study Program
The Women of Grace® Study Program offers you the opportunity to let "the old pass away" and become "a new creation in Christ;"  to discover your mission and the gift of your feminine genius  and to help others do the same.  Whether you are a facilitator or a participant,  now is the perfect time to begin!  

Start a Young Women of Grace Study Guide
Johnnette Benkovic, Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
The Young Women of Grace study counters the cultural messages aimed at girls aged 12-17 with the good news about their dignity as daughters of God. 

Participate in our Lenten Journey with Mary, "In the School of Mary, free Women of Grace® Daily Gracelines Program.
Beginning Ash Wednesday, February 14, and continuing every day through Easter Sunday, April 1st, "In the School of Mary" will help you to prepare for Lent and Easter and to grow closer to the Blessed Virgin Mary and her Son, Jesus.  I pray it will be a holy time of retreat for you - a time set apart to enter more deeply into the gift of our Salvation.

Join hands with us TODAY to continue healing hearts, changing lives, and saving souls!
Here at Living His Life Abundantly® and Women of Grace®, Lent is a season of immense gratitude for all that God has done for us over the  years,  and for you, our family of supporters and friends, who have generously partnered with us in our mission to "transform the world."  Whether it is through your prayers, your time as a volunteer or  through your financial support , I am constantly reminded of your decision to partner with us, and I am forever grateful for you. I truly know that you share our vision of a civilization and culture imbued with the spirit of the Gospel renewed, revitalized, and healed through the love of God.  What a beautiful vision and goal for this precious world He has given us! 

Please prayerfully consider joining hands with us this Lenten season so that we may continue to heal hearts, change lives and save souls. 

I faithfully remain,
Your sister in Christ,
Johnnette's Signature
  Johnnette S. Benkovic

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by affirming women in their dignity and vocation as daughters of God and 
in their gift of authentic femininity™ through ongoing spiritual formation.

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