MAGNIFICAT is a Ministry to Catholic women. Its purpose is to help Catholic women to open more to the Holy Spirit through a deeper commitment of their lives to Jesus as Lord and to impart the Holy Spirit to one another by their love, service and sharing the good news of salvation. It thus provides opportunities for Catholic evangelization while fostering a desire to grow in holiness.
The words of the Magnificat recorded in Luke 1:46 are the beginning of Mary’s response to Elizabeth’s joyful greeting. The entire scene of the Visitation is the inspiration for this ministry, which adopts the name of Mary’s hymn of praise and the spirit of this Biblical encounter as its own. Following the example of Mary and Elizabeth, this woman-to-woman ministry within the Catholic Church, attempts to generate a lively faith in God and His action in our lives along with a love for Mary and the Church.
Is there a leadership team?
Magnificat-Omaha, NE has been approved by Archbishop Lucas as an official organization in the Archdiocese of Omaha. Although Magnificat is new to Omaha and Northeast Nebraska, it is not a new organization. MAGNIFICAT was the inspiration of the late Bishop Stanley J. Ott with the encouragement of the late Archbishop Philip Hannan of New Orleans. Its first function, a prayer breakfast, took place on October 7, 1981. Now, there are over 100 MAGNIFICAT Chapters in the world.
MAGNIFICAT ministers to those women whose faith in the person of Jesus Christ has allowed them to believe in the activity of God’s Spirit in their lives. It also has great appeal to those women who may be struggling with faith or who have lost touch with the Church. It is a valuable evangelistic tool.
Are there dues?
No, there are no dues. The Reservation Fee will cover the cost of the Meal.
Advance Registration for the
Magnificat Meals are Required.