Magnificat exists to evangelize and to encourage Catholic women to grow in holiness through opening more fully to the power and the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Magnificat ministers to those women in and out of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal 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.
Magnificat was begun October 7, 1981 by a group of Catholic women from the Archdiocese of New Orleans who observed a need among Catholic Women for a faith-sharing experience in a relaxed social setting. What began as a luncheon for 200 women has evolved into an international Ministry with Chapters throughout the United States and around the world.
"My soul magnifies the Lord." These words 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 and is experienced in the Magnificat Chapter Meals hosted quarterly. Come and see!