Magnificat 2019 Woman of Faith

What do we look for in selecting our Woman of Faith? Marta Hardy in her poem “ A Strong Woman versus A Women of Strength” captures the perfect description of what and who we are looking for.

              A strong woman won’t let anyone get the best of her…….

       But a woman of strength gives the best of her to everyone.

A strong woman makes mistakes and avoids the same in the future……

                   But a woman of strength realizes life’s mistakes

                 Can also be God’s blessings and capitalizes on them.

                             A strong woman walks surefootedly……..

    But a woman of strength knows God will catch her when she falls.

          A strong woman wears the look of confidence on her face…….

                             But a woman of strength wears grace.

A strong woman has faith that she is strong enough for the journey….

          But a woman of strength has faith that it is in the journey that she will become strong.

Our 2019 woman of faith is a woman of strength who is a convert to the faith. She nourishes not only her own faith but that of countless others within her own parish and beyond. Here is how she has made herself 100% available to serving God.

She has overseen attendance at the adoration chapel in her parish for over 10 yrs. Over 50 people take part in that blessed ministry.

She brings the Eucharist to the homebound. She is on the liturgy committee    as well as being a lector.

She organizes the yearly diocesan wide Divine Mercy Sunday Feast Day which is held at her parish.

She is a Magnificat leader, former part of the Service Team who has brought others to a deeper faith.

She is a participant in the Forty Days for Life campaign as well the Rosary for Peace held yearly in Honeoye Falls.

Recently she is taking part in a prison ministry helping to bring Jesus to the marginalized.

We are pleased to announce that Our Magnificat Woman of Faith…..Our Woman of Strength is Sue Waterstraat.