Magnificat is a private association of the faithful within the Catholic Church under the jurisdiction of the local ordinary. Magnificat began October 7, 1981, the feast of the Holy Rosary, at the encouragement of Archbishop Phillip M. Hannan and Auxiliary Bishop Stanley J. Ott of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, Louisiana. Magnificat was born out of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal and has been nurtured by it.
The purpose of Magnificat is to be a means through which Catholic women who have been awakened to the Holy Spirit operating in their lives can share with others the Good News of Salvation and thus in this way impart the Holy Spirit, one to another. It is a woman to woman ministry that seeks to encourage Catholic women to open more and more to the Holy Spirit through a deeper commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord and to impart the Holy Spirit one to another by their love, service and sharing of the Good News of salvation.
Magnificat provides opportunities and encouragement for women which will foster a lively faith in God and His action in our lives, a love for Mary and the Church as well as a desire to grow in holiness.
WHAT IS THE "MAGNIFICAT"?
The Magnificat is a hymn of praise that was recited or sung by the Blessed Mother at the time of her visit to her cousin Elizabeth, shortly after the Annunciation. Picture yourself in the courtyard of Elizabeth's house... you can be a fly on the wall... Elizabeth cries out to Mary "How is it that the mother of my Lord should come to me?" And Mary replies singing God's praises:
"My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior
for He has looked with favor on His lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call me blessed.
The Almighty has done great things for me and Holy is His name.
He has mercy on those who fear Him in every generation.
He has shown the strength of His arm, He has scattered the proud in their conceit.
He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, and has lifted up the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich He has sent away empty.
He has come to the help of Israel His servant for he has remembered his promise of mercy,
the promise He made to our fathers, to Abraham and his children forever."
Thus, the feast of the Visitation, is an important feast to Magnificat Chapters all over the world.
In 2007, we felt a prompting from the Holy Spirit to place Magnificat’s light upon a lamp-stand! The Magnificat Central Service Team in conjunction with Magnificat Chapters and guest speakers embarked on a journey to share these talks with a broader audience of women around the world. This endeavor brought us into collaboration with St Joseph Radio and Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) Global Catholic Radio in the production and airing of these talks with the series entitled “Magnificat Proclaims” .
NEXT BREAKFAST & SPEAKER
Maria Meyer Holocust Survivor shares her story
Saturday June 22, 2013
9 AM - Noon
Registration at 8:30 AM
$15 per person, which includes breakfast
Cardinal Rigali Center
Fleur De Lis Room
20 Archbishop May Dr
Shrewsbury, MO 63119
Reservations: Call the Catholic Renewal Center at 314-427-7786
or E-email Jane Guenther at firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Moses - Testimony
Aggie Neck - Depth of Faith
Annette Baber - Jewish conversion
Archbishop Carlson - Jesus Christ is Lord
Babsie Bleasdell - Ministry Work
Barbara Clark - Devotion to the Souls in Purgatory
Barbara McGuigan - Prolife & Pro-Chasity Education
Bonnie Hardy - Growth in Faith
Christine Watkins, Speaker from Palm Desert Chapter in California - Atheist Becomes Catholic
Debra Herbeck - Personal Jewish Convert Story
Dianne Bates - God's Lesson Plans
Donna Ross - From the Magic Kindom to God's Kingdom
Dorinda Bordlee - God Calls Lawyer From Corporate to Heavenly Defense
Dr. Carol Razza - Poor Self Image Overcome by God's Grace
Dr. Cyndi Petersen - Medjugorje
Dr. Deregal Burbank - Hurricane Katrina, Experience and Convicton
Dr. Elizabeth Kim - Miraculous Healing
Elizabeth Ficocelli - This Dynamic Speaker Shares her "God-incidences"
Elyse O ' Kane - Gift of Music
Fr. Joe Droessler - Call to the Priesthood
Fr. John Hampsch - Journey to Priesthood
Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa - Preacher to the Papal Household
Fr. Ray Skonezny - The Beautiful Journey to Priesthood
Fr. Sy Nguyen - An Immigrant from Viet Nam Called to Priesthood
Jan Dunacn - Former Methodist Converts to the Catholic Church, Through St Louis de Montfort Consecration
Jan Gahagan - Family Healing and Restoration
Jan Tate - Engaged and Married Couples
Joan Lococo - Difficulty in Death, Hope in God
Johnnette Benkovic -Deepening of Faith Thru Father of Husband and Son
Joy Pinto - Joy-Filled Testimony of Conversion to Catholicism
Kathleen Beckman - Eucharistic Healing for Marriage and Family
Kathy Haines - Forgiveness
Kathy MacInnis - Miraculous Healing, Abandonment to God's Will
Kimberly Hahn - Conversion Story
Kitty Cleveland - Gift of Song, Family Difficulties, & Eucharistic Adoration
Linda Kelley - Conversion and New Age
Linda Schubert - Healing & Family Relationships
Lu Cortese - Foundress St Joseph Radio, Evangelization Moments
Marilyn Heap - Trust in Jesus' Plan for Life
Marilyn Quirk - Foundress of Magnificat, a Ministry to Catholic Women
Mary Ann Daub - Rasing Children by the Dozon
Mary Ann Shields - Physically Challenged Mother of Two Talks About Her Spiritual Journey
Mother Regina Marie OCD - Call to Religious Life
Olga Myers - Conversion
Patti Mansfield -
Paulette Renaudin - Growth in Holiness
Rebecca Conaty - Personal Difficulties
Rosalind Moss - Personal Jewish Convert Story
Sharon Lee Giganti - Deliverance From New Age
Sr. Briege McKenna - Healing and Ministry to Priests
Suzie MacKenzie - Searching Everywhere and Coming Back to the Catholic Church
Theresa Henderson - Emmanuel, God With Me