Diocesan News

Magnificat brunch for women Aug. 10

LINCOLN (SNR) – Magnificat of Lincoln will host a prayer meal Saturday, Aug. 10 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Hillcrest Country Club, 9401 “O” St.

The speaker will be Lincoln native Shelly Sullivan, a fourth-grade teacher at St. Teresa School in Lincoln and a convert to Catholicism. Her journey in the faith has been a source of healing from several childhood wounds, and she will share the ways God has healed her and continues to heal.

To attend the prayer meal, mail a check for $25 (students, $10) payable to Magnificat by Aug. 5 to Tina Colgan, 521 N. 56th St., Lincoln, NE 68504. Pre-paid registrations only; no walk-ins are permitted. With questions, contact coordinator Rhonda Litt at 402-489-3819 or text 402-525-6396.  

Magnificat is a Ministry to Catholic women; a private association of the faithful within the Catholic Church under the jurisdiction of the Lincoln Diocese.  Women of other Christian faiths are invited to share the prayer meal.

The primary purpose of Magnificat is to help Christian women become more open 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 started in 1981 in New Orleans and has become an international ministry with chapters in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Malta, Poland and Africa.
Magnificat of Lincoln, the Morningstar Chapter, was approved by Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz and held its first prayer meal March 9, 1996. For more information visit lincolndiocese.org/diocese/lay-organizations/magnificat.

Magnificat will sponsor a retreat for women at Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House in Waverly, “Be Renewed In the Holy Spirit,” Nov. 22-24. The retreat is an invitation to make or renew a deep personal commitment to Jesus Christ in openness to the Holy Spirit and His gifts. Nebraska native Sister Lucy Lukasiewicz of the Disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, and two others in her community, will lead the retreat. Reservations to attend should be made with retreat house at www.goodcounselretreat.com.

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