I’m Mary Dillenback, a Regional Coordinator for Women of Grace. I praise God every day for the gift of the Women of Grace apostolate! I am very grateful for the faith filled path Women of Grace provides, which leads to spiritual growth, healing and transformation in our hearts and souls. Several years ago I left my teaching position to try to follow what I knew deep in my heart was a prompting from the Holy Spirit and his spouse, Mary. I had no idea what was being asked of me or that I was being led to Women of Grace. I had always loved and practiced my faith. However, as I facilitated my first Women of Grace study, I was awakened to the depth and beauty of our Catholic faith. I realized that I was holding myself back from the joy God had in store for me. I began to see that I had no idea who I truly was. I did not know God wanted much more for me. Nor did I know that He had a plan for me. I have to say that in some respects I was one of His lost sheep. I knew who my shepherd was, but I didn’t know how to have a relationship with Him.
Through Women of Grace I discovered that I needed much healing. I needed to know that God our Father loved me—personally—no matter what. I invited Him into my heart and He showed me that I truly am His beloved daughter!
Through Women of Grace I have learned to place myself into our blessed Mother’s arms and allow her teach me day by day what I need to know and understand. I know she takes me by my hand and guides me as I continue to try to live my life with her as my model.
My prayer is that women of all ages will open their hearts to all that Women of Grace offers to us both individually and collectively. Our world is in great need of women filled to overflowing with the joy of being Catholic. You and I can help expand this very important mission with prayer and financial support. I ask you to sign on and be one of the “Mini” Marys in today’s world.
Living His Life Abundantly® / Women of Grace® recently launched their "Mission Possible: Conquer the World for Christ Campaign" to support their mission to "transform the world one woman at a time by affirming women in their dignity and vocation as daughters of God and in their gift of authentic femininity through ongoing spiritual formation" and their vision of a civilization and culture imbued with the spirit of the Gospel, renewed, revitalized, and healed through the love of God. I have volunteered to help them raise funds in support of their work because their mission is close to my heart and I have seen countless lives touched by it, including my own. That is why I am dedicated to serving the Lord through this mission. I hope you will support me in my efforts by making a gift of $30 or whatever you can afford. My goal is to raise $900 in the next 30 days.