Benedicta Institute for Women®
Bringing Jesus Christ to the world and the world to Jesus Christ
Become a leader
for the Lord!
The purpose of Certification in Catholic Women’s Leadership through the Benedicta Institute for Women® is found in the Institute’s motto, agere sequitur esse (doing follows being). The woman who receives the Certification in Catholic Women’s Leadership will be formed and shaped according to the heart and mind of Holy Mother Church in the fullness of the Feminine Genius, the Blessed Virgin Mary. Through the spiritual and leadership formation provided, she will be imbued with the Marian character, confidence, and skill to bring Jesus Christ to the world and the world to Jesus Christ, no matter her position or state in life. In so doing, she will do much to “aid humanity in not falling” and to create a civilization of love.
How does it work?
The Certification Program is a 2-3 year program (24 equivalency credits) that focuses on four thematic components.
Works With Your Schedule
Hybrid model offers Immersives, Electives, and Enrichment Seminars in-person and online so that you can weave this program into your schedule.
World Renowned Instructors
Courses are led by world renowned Catholic Instructors through in-person and online formats.
Week-Long Immersive Courses are required in all four themes. Each participant must attend a minimum of two, in-person, Week-Long Immersives.
Assessments are based on presence, participation, small and large group formation, and discussion boards available through the Canvas platform.
Meet Your Instructors
Donald Wallenfang, OCDS, PhD
Monica Miller, PhD
Johnnette Benkovic Williams
Bishop William John Waltersheid
We study in the example of
St. Edith Stein
Named after St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (St. Edith Stein), the Benedicta Institute inspires and equips women to recognize the fullness of their femininity and to heal the world through courageous spiritual maternity. The vocation of women is ennobled by studying and putting into practice virtuous leadership within the contexts of home, work, and church.