Welcome To Magnificat Rochester Chapter
Praise the Lord!
We are so glad that the Holy Spirit guided you to our home on the Internet. Whether this is your first time, or you have visited many times before, we want you to know how happy we are that you are here! Please take a moment to mark your calendar for the Magnificat Breakfasts by Magnificat Rochester Chapter and check out our scheduled guest speakers.
A Unique Person-to-Person Ministry for Catholic Women
Magnificat is a solidly Catholic ministry; in Rochester, we are approved by the Diocese of Rochester. Magnificat is born out of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, and has been a focus for unity among women in the Church. It’s not about inflicting guilt, but meeting people where they are, like Mary did when she visited Elizabeth. Many have been wounded in some way by the Church or no longer feel a close relationship with God.
Introducing our next speaker………
Mary is a writer, editor, public speaker, retreat leader, and Catholic commentator, with an expertise in Catholic teaching, and spirituality lived out in everyday life. She lives in Delmar with her husband Dennis, and their three children. They are parishioners of St. Thomas the Apostle Church. Currently, she is Director of Communications for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, N.Y.
In a career that spans three decades, she has written seven books and published hundreds of articles in both secular and Catholic periodicals. As an expert on the Catholic Church and its teachings, she has offered commentary on television and radio, and in print on issues ranging from current events to public policy to spiritual development. Mary has been featured on CNN, is frequently heard on national Catholic radio, including multiple appearances on “A Conversation with Cardinal Dolan” and “Busted Halo” on Sirius. She is the former Co-host of the television program “Guided by Grace”.
Psalm 139: “I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works.”