Choosing the 12 Apostles Lk 6:12-16 By Deacon David Hockwalt

We pray that today may be a special day in your life as you experience the presence of Jesus ChristA Moment in Scripture- ‘Choosing the 12 Apostles’ by Deacon David Hockwalt

DEACON DAVID HOCKWALT was ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of San Bernardino in 2012. He continues in active ministry today and is the spiritual advisor to the vicariate Life in the Spirit team.

We pray that today may be a special day in your life as you experience the presence of Jesus Christ among us through this reflection. Magnificat, taken from Luke: 1, is the great hymn of praise that Mary prayed while visiting her cousin, Elizabeth. We trust that this reflection will help us all better understand that we are truly children of God, made in His image and likeness. We want to come together in God’s presence and proclaim that the Almighty has done great things for you and me and holy is His Name!

To find out more about Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women, visit us at www.magnificat-ministry.org

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Dangers of Wealth by Deacon Dave Hockwalt

DEACON DAVID HOCKWALT was ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of San Bernardino in 2012. He continues in active ministry today and is the spiritual advisor to the vicariate Life in the Spirit team.Dangers of Wealth by Deacon David Hockwalt

DEACON DAVID HOCKWALT was ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of San Bernardino in 2012. He continues in active ministry today and is the spiritual advisor to the vicariate Life in the Spirit team.

We pray that today may be a special day in your life as you experience the presence of Jesus Christ among us through this reflection. Magnificat, taken from Luke: 1, is the great hymn of praise that Mary prayed while visiting her cousin, Elizabeth. We trust that this reflection will help us all better understand that we are truly children of God, made in His image and likeness. We want to come together in God’s presence and proclaim that the Almighty has done great things for you and me and holy is His Name!

To find out more about Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women, visit us at www.magnificat-ministry.org

Doing God’s Will – Deacon Dave Hockwalt

A Moment in Scripture- ‘Doing God’s Will’ by Deacon David HockwaltA Moment in Scripture- ‘Doing God’s Will’ by Deacon David Hockwalt

DEACON DAVID HOCKWALT was ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of San Bernardino in 2012. He continues in active ministry today and is the spiritual advisor to the vicariate Life in the Spirit team.

We pray that today may be a special day in your life as you experience the presence of Jesus Christ among us through this reflection. Magnificat, taken from Luke: 1, is the great hymn of praise that Mary prayed while visiting her cousin, Elizabeth. We trust that this reflection will help us all better understand that we are truly children of God, made in His image and likeness. We want to come together in God’s presence and proclaim that the Almighty has done great things for you and me and holy is His Name!

To find out more about Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women, visit us at www.magnificat-ministry.org

Peter Walking on Water by Deacon Dave Hockwalt

A Moment in Scripture- ‘Peter Walking on the Water’ by Deacon David HockwaltA Moment in Scripture- ‘Peter Walking on the Water’ by Deacon David Hockwalt

DEACON DAVID HOCKWALT was ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of San Bernardino in 2012. He continues in active ministry today and is the spiritual advisor to the vicariate Life in the Spirit team.

We pray that today may be a special day in your life as you experience the presence of Jesus Christ among us through this reflection. Magnificat, taken from Luke: 1, is the great hymn of praise that Mary prayed while visiting her cousin, Elizabeth. We trust that this reflection will help us all better understand that we are truly children of God, made in His image and likeness. We want to come together in God’s presence and proclaim that the Almighty has done great things for you and me and holy is His Name!

To find out more about Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women, visit us at www.magnificat-ministry.org

A Reflection on the Co-existence of Good and Evil by Deacon David Hockwalt

A reflection on the Co-existance of Good and Evil by Deacon David Hockwalt DEACON DAVID HOCKWALT was ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of San Bernardino in 2012.A reflection on the Co-existence of Good and Evil by Deacon David Hockwalt

DEACON DAVID HOCKWALT was ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of San Bernardino in 2012. He continues in active ministry today and is the spiritual advisor to the vicariate Life in the Spirit team.

We pray that today may be a special day in your life as you experience the presence of Jesus Christ among us through this reflection. Magnificat, taken from Luke: 1, is the great hymn of praise that Mary prayed while visiting her cousin, Elizabeth. We trust that this reflection will help us all better understand that we are truly children of God, made in His image and likeness. We want to come together in God’s presence and proclaim that the Almighty has done great things for you and me and holy is His Name!

To find out more about Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women, visit us at www.magnificat-ministry.org

A reflection on Matthew 11:20-24 by Deacon David Hockwalt: Woe to you!

A reflection on Matthew 11:20-24 by Deacon David Hockwalt: Woe to you!A reflection on Matthew 11:20-24 by Deacon David Hockwalt: Woe to you!

DEACON DAVID HOCKWALT was ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of San Bernardino in 2012. He continues in active ministry today and is the spiritual advisor to the vicariate Life in the Spirit team.

We pray that today may be a special day in your life as you experience the presence of Jesus Christ among us through this reflection. Magnificat, taken from Luke: 1, is the great hymn of praise that Mary prayed while visiting her cousin, Elizabeth. We trust that this reflection will help us all better understand that we are truly children of God, made in His image and likeness. We want to come together in God’s presence and proclaim that the Almighty has done great things for you and me and holy is His Name!

To find out more about Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women, visit us at www.magnificat-ministry.org

A Moment with Scripture: A Reflection on Matthew 5:13-16

We are the salt of the earth. How do we “flavor” the world? A Moment with Scripture: a Reflection on Matthew 5:13-16 by Deacon Dave.

We are the salt of the earth. How do we “flavor” the world?

This podcast is provided for you by Magnificat®, A Ministry to Catholic Women.  We pray that today may be a special day in your life as you experience the presence of Jesus Christ among us through this podcast.

Taken from Luke: 1, the Magnificat is the great hymn of praise that Mary prayed while visiting her cousin, Elizabeth. Through the Magnificat Podcast, we can come together in God’s presence and proclaim that the Almighty has done great things for you and me and holy is His Name! 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 and is dedicated to Mary, the Mother of God, an image of the Church, and model for all Christians, especially women.

 

To find out more about Magnificat, A Ministry To Catholic Women, visit us at www.magnificat-ministry.net

Pondering Christ’s Crucifixion by Jackie France

Pondering on the Crucifixion of Our Lord – Jackie France

Jesus enters His last hours. He goes like a lamb to the slaughter. He completes the work the Father has given Him to do. How am I to respond?

Luke 2:19 tells us “And Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart.”  Some Bible versions say, “She pondered.” The original Greek word for ponder is sumballo which means to “throw together.” Think of these meditations as a throwing together of thoughts, ideas, and reflections related to a particular topic.  They are not meant to be teachings, but rather invitations and perhaps helps to reflecting more deeply in your own heart.

We are delighted that you have chosen to join us today! This podcast is provided for you by Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women.  We pray that today may be a special day in your life as you experience the presence of Jesus Christ among us through this podcast.

Magnificat, taken from Luke: 1, is the great hymn of praise that Mary prayed while visiting her cousin, Elizabeth. We trust that this sharing will help us better understand that we are truly children of God, made in His image and likeness. Join with us as we come together in God’s presence and proclaim that the Almighty has done great things for you and me. Holy is His Name!

Pondering Jesus Carrying his Cross

Pondering Jesus Carrying His CrossPondering Jesus Carrying the Cross

What more can Jesus endure? What compels Him up the road to Golgotha? How is it reflected in my own walk? Join us for today’s podcast, “Pondering Jesus Carrying His Cross”, as we welcome together in God’s presence and proclaim that the Almighty has done great things for you and me. Holy is His Name!

Luke 2:19 tells us “And Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart.” Some Bible versions say, “She pondered.”

The original Greek word for ponder is sumballo which means to “throw together.” Think of these meditations as a throwing together of thoughts, ideas, and reflections related to a particular topic. They are not meant to be teachings, but rather invitations and perhaps helps to reflecting more deeply in your own heart. We are delighted that you have chosen to join us today!

This podcast is provided for you by Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women.We pray that today may be a special day in your life as you experience the presence of Jesus Christ among us through this podcast.

Magnificat, taken from Luke: 1, is the great hymn of praise that Mary prayed while visiting her cousin, Elizabeth. We trust that this sharing will help us better understand that we are truly children of God, made in His image and likeness. Join with us as wecome together in God’s presence and proclaim that the Almighty has done great things for you and me. Holy is His Name!

 

Pondering the Crowning With Thorns

Pondering The Crowning With ThornsPondering the Crowning With Thorns

The King of kings crowned with thorns! What did Jesus gain for us? How does it help us and what does it mean for us today?

Luke 2:19 tells us “And Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart.” Some Bible versions say, “She pondered.”

The original Greek word for ponder is sumballo which means to “throw together.” Think of these meditations as a throwing together of thoughts, ideas, and reflections related to a particular topic. They are not meant to be teachings, but rather invitations and perhaps helps to reflecting more deeply in your own heart. We are delighted that you have chosen to join us today!

This podcast is provided for you by Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women.We pray that today may be a special day in your life as you experience the presence of Jesus Christ among us through this podcast.

Magnificat, taken from Luke: 1, is the great hymn of praise that Mary prayed while visiting her cousin, Elizabeth. We trust that this sharing will help us better understand that we are truly children of God, made in His image and likeness. Join with us as wecome together in God’s presence and proclaim that the Almighty has done great things for you and me. Holy is His Name!

 

Pondering the Scourging at the Pillar

Pondering the Scourging at the Pillar
Pondering the Scourging at the Pillar

Let’s ponder Jesus’ Scourging at the Pillar? Why did He have to be scourged? What might He be trying to teach me?

Luke 2:19 tells us “And Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart.” Some Bible versions say, “She pondered.”

The original Greek word for ponder is sumballo which means to “throw together.” Think of these meditations as a throwing together of thoughts, ideas, and reflections related to a particular topic. They are not meant to be teachings, but rather invitations and perhaps helps to reflecting more deeply in your own heart. We are delighted that you have chosen to join us today!

This podcast is provided for you by Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women.We pray that today may be a special day in your life as you experience the presence of Jesus Christ among us through this podcast. Magnificat, taken from Luke: 1, is the great hymn of praise that Mary prayed while visiting her cousin, Elizabeth. We trust that this sharing will help us better understand that we are truly children of God, made in His image and likeness. Join with us as wecome together in God’s presence and proclaim that the Almighty has done great things for you and me. Holy is His Name!

 

Pondering the Agony in the Garden

Pondering the Agony in the Garden
Pondering the Agony in the Garden

Let’s go deeper in pondering Jesus’ Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane. What mental and emotional struggle might Jesus have been suffering? Why was it important to His mission?

Luke 2:19 tells us “And Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart.” Some Bible versions say, “She pondered.” The original Greek word for ponder is sumballo which means to “throw together.” Think of these meditations as a throwing together of thoughts, ideas, and reflections related to a particular topic. They are not meant to be teachings, but rather invitations and perhaps helps to reflecting more deeply in your own heart. We are delighted that you have chosen to join us today!

This podcast is provided for you by Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women.We pray that today may be a special day in your life as you experience the presence of Jesus Christ among us through this podcast.

Magnificat, taken from Luke: 1, is the great hymn of praise that Mary prayed while visiting her cousin, Elizabeth. We trust that this sharing will help us better understand that we are truly children of God, made in His image and likeness.

Join with us as welcome together in God’s presence and proclaim that the Almighty has done great things for you and me. Holy is His Name!

 

Listen to Your Mother…

Fr. Beau discusses the concerns of people during this time of isolation and confusion.Today’s podcast was recorded October 31, 2020 at the Slidell Chapter Magnificat Breakfast. The speaker, Fr. Beau Charbonnet, is the Spiritual Advisor for the Metairie Chapter, the Mother Chapter of Magnificat, and the pastor of St. Angela Merci Parish in Metairie, Louisiana.

Fr. Beau discusses the concerns of people during this time of isolation and confusion. How do we navigate these trying times? Who do we worship? How do we pray? We need to Listen to Our Mother.

We are delighted that you have chosen to join us. We pray that today maybe a special day in your life as you experience the presence of Jesus Christ among us through this podcast. May the Lord speak to each heart the words He wants us to hear!

Magnificat, taken from Luke: 1, is the great hymn of praise that Mary prayed while visiting her cousin, Elizabeth. We trust that this sharing will help us better understand that we are truly children of God, made in His image and likeness, and are called to “go and bear fruit, fruit that will last” (John 15:16). Join with us as we come together in God’s presence and proclaim that the Almighty has done great things for you and me. Holy is His Name!

To find out more about Magnificat, A Ministry To Catholic Women, visit us at www.magnifiat-ministry.org

 

Come Lord Jesus!

Advent has a mood all its own. Have we got our priorities straight? We cry out “Marana tha! Come, Lord, Jesus!A new liturgical season is upon us. We call it “Advent” from a Latin word which means “coming.” Advent has a mood all its own. Have we got our priorities straight? We cry out “Marana tha! Come, Lord, Jesus!

Today’s podcast is an Advent Reflection written by Fr. Thomas Cebula and read by Jackie France.

We are delighted that you have chosen to join us today! This podcast is provided for you by Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women.  We pray that today may be a special day in your life as you experience the presence of Jesus Christ among us through this podcast.

Magnificat, taken from Luke: 1, is the great hymn of praise that Mary prayed while visiting her cousin, Elizabeth. We trust that this sharing will help us better understand that we are truly children of God, made in His image and likeness. Join with us as we come together in God’s presence and proclaim that the Almighty has done great things for you and me. Holy is His Name!

Evangelization – A 3 Minute Meditation

Today’s topic is “Evangelization”.Evangelization – 3 Minute Meditations

Today’s topic is “Evangelization”. The words and writings of recent Popes have made “evangelization” a more common word in the Church today. What does it really mean and how do we evangelize? You might be surprised to find you are already an evangelist. Do you know what you are evangelizing?

Luke 2:19 tells us “And Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart.”  Some Bible versions say, “She pondered.” The original Greek word for ponder is sumballo which means to “throw together.” Think of these 3-minute meditations as a throwing together of thoughts, ideas, and reflections related to a particular topic.  They are not meant to be teachings, but rather invitations and perhaps helps to reflecting more deeply in your own heart.

We are delighted that you have chosen to join us today! This podcast is provided for you by Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women.  We pray that today may be a special day in your life as you experience the presence of Jesus Christ among us through this podcast.

Magnificat, taken from Luke: 1, is the great hymn of praise that Mary prayed while visiting her cousin, Elizabeth. We trust that this sharing will help us better understand that we are truly children of God, made in His image and likeness. Join with us as we come together in God’s presence and proclaim that the Almighty has done great things for you and me. Holy is His Name!

 

 

 

Pouting- A 3 Minute Meditation

Today’s topic is “Pouting”. Feelings can get the best of us. We may think of them as childish at times, and they may well be. What do we do with them?Today’s topic is “Pouting”. Feelings can get the best of us. We may think of them as childish at times, and they may well be. What do we do with them? Even after our best efforts to be strong and mature about it, sometimes we have to “pout” them out.

Luke 2:19 tells us “And Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart.”  Some Bible versions say, “She pondered.” The original Greek word for ponder is sumballo which means to “throw together.” Think of these 3-minute meditations as a throwing together of thoughts, ideas, and reflections related to a particular topic.  They are not meant to be teachings, but rather invitations and perhaps helps to reflecting more deeply in your own heart.

We are delighted that you have chosen to join us today! This podcast is provided for you by Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women.  We pray that today may be a special day in your life as you experience the presence of Jesus Christ among us through this podcast.

Magnificat, taken from Luke: 1, is the great hymn of praise that Mary prayed while visiting her cousin, Elizabeth. We trust that this sharing will help us better understand that we are truly children of God, made in His image and likeness. Join with us as we come together in God’s presence and proclaim that the Almighty has done great things for you and me. Holy is His Name!

Obedience…

Today’s topic is “Obedience”.Today’s topic is “Obedience”. Obedience is not a word you hear much anymore especially in the secular world. It has greater significance to those of us who fear God and want to walk in His ways, but do we still see it as burdensome? What are we missing?

Luke 2:19 tells us “And Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart.”  Some Bible versions say, “She pondered.” The original Greek word for ponder is sumballo which means to “throw together.” Think of these 3-minute meditations as a throwing together of thoughts, ideas, and reflections related to a particular topic.  They are not meant to be teachings, but rather invitations and perhaps helps to reflecting more deeply in your own heart.

We are delighted that you have chosen to join us today! This podcast is provided for you by Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women.  We pray that today may be a special day in your life as you experience the presence of Jesus Christ among us through this podcast.

Magnificat, taken from Luke: 1, is the great hymn of praise that Mary prayed while visiting her cousin, Elizabeth. We trust that this sharing will help us better understand that we are truly children of God, made in His image and likeness. Join with us as we come together in God’s presence and proclaim that the Almighty has done great things for you and me. Holy is His Name!

 

 

 

Change??? Who??? ME???

Do I really want to change? Why do I need to change!Change me, O God

Change me, Lord…but wait…don’t change that…let me stay this way a bit longer. Do I really want to change? Why do I need to change! It’s really everyone else’s fault!!

We are delighted that you have chosen to join us today. We pray that today maybe a special day in your life as you experience the presence of Jesus Christ among us through this podcast. May the Lord speak to each heart the words He wants us to hear!

Magnificat, taken from Luke: 1, is the great hymn of praise that Mary prayed while visiting her cousin, Elizabeth. We trust that this sharing will help us better understand that we are truly children of God, made in His image and likeness, and are called to “go and bear fruit, fruit that will last” (John 15:16). Join with us as we come together in God’s presence and proclaim that the Almighty has done great things for you and me. Holy is His Name!

To find out more about Magnificat, A Ministry To Catholic Women, visit us at www.magnificat-ministry.net

Listen to more episodes here: https://ultimatechristianpodcastnetwork.com/magnificatministry/

 

 

Magnificat ® is dedicated to Mary, the Mother of God, an image of the Church, and model for all Christians, especially women.

Two hundred Catholic women from all walks of life crowded into a Knights of Columbus hall on October 7, 1981, to have breakfast and to hear a woman’s personal
witness to the power of God in her life.

The women who left that hall were filled with a joy that only the Holy Spirit can give; that is, a deeper awareness of God’s loving presence in their lives and a burning desire to share this wonderful experience with more and more of their sisters in Christ.

The modest breakfast held on October 7, 1981, is today, a ministry to Catholic women known as “Magnificat” with Chapters in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, and Africa.

While the Magnificat Meal is the main function of the ministry, Magnificat is much more than “putting on a meal.” It is a time of praise and worship, fellowship, and prayer.
Magnificat is a private association of the Christian faithful under the vigilance and jurisdiction of the local ordinary. The ministry is consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

The essence of Magnificat is the encounter between Mary and Elizabeth (Luke 1:39-56). Magnificat is a woman-to-woman ministry which calls forth a lively faith in God and His actions in daily life, a love for Mary and for the Church, and deep holiness. The words of Our Lady’s canticle in Luke’s gospel take on a personal significance for Magnificat women as they seek to magnify the Lord in their own lives and lead others to know His great love and goodness.

We encourage you to join us as we pray, learn, and experience what God can do in our lives if we let Him!

Visit our website at https://magnificat-ministry.net/

 

Holiness …. Part 2

Holiness – why is it so hard? part 2… Who is the enemy? St. Paul tells us that it may well be us! Where do we stand – in the flesh we don’t have a chance but with Jesus, all things are possible.Holiness – why is it so hard? part 2… Who is the enemy? St. Paul tells us that it may well be us! Where do we stand – in the flesh we don’t have a chance but with Jesus, all things are possible. How do we surrender? How do we commit totally? Don’t forget we are each called to be holy!

Today’s podcast, provided by Jimmy Seghers of Totus Tuus Ministries, helps answer those questions and gives some practical guidance on the road to holiness.

We are delighted that you have chosen to join us today. We pray that today maybe a special day in your life as you experience the presence of Jesus Christ among us through this podcast. May the Lord speak to each heart the words He wants us to hear!

Magnificat, taken from Luke: 1, is the great hymn of praise that Mary prayed while visiting her cousin, Elizabeth. We trust that this sharing will help us better understand that we are truly children of God, made in His image and likeness, and are called to “go and bear fruit, fruit that will last” (John 15:16). Join with us as we come together in God’s presence and proclaim that the Almighty has done great things for you and me. Holy is His Name!

To find out more about Magnificat, A Ministry To Catholic Women, visit us at www.magnificat-ministry.org

Listen to more episodes here!

The Accuser of the Brethren

Who’s been around since the Garden Of Eden? That accuser and he is still with us today! Jesus is the way for us to be reconciled with God. Who’s been around since the Garden Of Eden? That accuser and he is still with us today! Jesus is the way for us to be reconciled with God.  Don’t let the accuser distort reality! Stand on Scripture, crucify yourself with Christ!

We are delighted that you have chosen to join us today! This podcast is provided for you by Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women.  We pray that today may be a special day in your life as you experience the presence of Jesus Christ among us through this podcast.

Magnificat, taken from Luke: 1, is the great hymn of praise that Mary prayed while visiting her cousin, Elizabeth. We trust that this sharing will help us better understand that we are truly children of God, made in His image and likeness. Join with us as we come together in God’s presence and proclaim that the Almighty has done great things for you and me. Holy is His Name!

To find out more about Magnificat, A Ministry To Catholic Women, visit us at www.magnificat-ministry.net

Listen to more episodes here!


Magnificat ® is dedicated to Mary, the Mother of God, an image of the Church, and model for all Christians, especially women.

Two hundred Catholic women from all walks of life crowded into a Knights of Columbus hall on October 7, 1981, to have breakfast and to hear a woman’s personal witness to the power of God in her life.

The essence of Magnificat is the encounter between Mary and Elizabeth (Luke 1:39-56). Magnificat is a woman-to-woman ministry which calls forth a lively faith in God and His actions in daily life, a love for Mary and for the Church, and deep holiness. The words of Our Lady’s canticle in Luke’s gospel take on a personal significance for Magnificat women as they seek to magnify the Lord in their own lives and lead others to know His great love and goodness.

We encourage you to join us as we pray, learn, and experience what God can do in our lives if we let Him!

Visit our website at https://magnificat-ministry.net/

Holiness – Can we really be holy?

Holiness – why is it so hard? Why is it such a struggle? Is it just for the saints? Can I really “be holy”?

Today’s podcast, provided by Jimmy Seghers of Totus Tuus Ministries, helps answer those questions and gives some practical guidance on the road to holiness.

We are delighted that you have chosen to join us today. We pray that today maybe a special day in your life as you experience the presence of Jesus Christ among us through this podcast. May the Lord speak to each heart the words He wants us to hear!

Magnificat, taken from Luke: 1, is the great hymn of praise that Mary prayed while visiting her cousin, Elizabeth. We trust that this sharing will help us better understand that we are truly children of God, made in His image and likeness, and are called to “go and bear fruit, fruit that will last” (John 15:16). Join with us as we come together in God’s presence and proclaim that the Almighty has done great things for you and me. Holy is His Name!

 


Magnificat ® is dedicated to Mary, the Mother of God, an image of the Church, and model for all Christians, especially women.

The essence of Magnificat is the encounter between Mary and Elizabeth (Luke 1:39-56). Magnificat is a woman-to-woman ministry which calls forth a lively faith in God and His actions in daily life, a love for Mary and for the Church, and deep holiness. The words of Our Lady’s canticle in Luke’s gospel take on a personal significance for Magnificat women as they seek to magnify the Lord in their own lives and lead others to know His great love and goodness.

We encourage you to join us as we pray, learn, and experience what God can do in our lives if we let Him!

Visit our website at https://magnificat-ministry.net/

Listen to more episodes here

Faith

Do I act like what I read in the Bible is true? Faith. Just faith…Faith. In what? In who? How do I get it? How do I strengthen it? What happens when I feel like I’ve lost faith? Can I move mountains? Do I expect that to happen?

We look. We ask. We seek. We knock. We receive – through God’s goodness, mercy, and grace.

Do I act like what I read in the Bible is true? Faith. Just faith…

We are delighted that you have chosen to join us today! This podcast is provided for you by Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women.  We pray that today may be a special day in your life as you experience the presence of Jesus Christ among us through this podcast.

Magnificat, taken from Luke: 1, is the great hymn of praise that Mary prayed while visiting her cousin, Elizabeth. We trust that this sharing will help us better understand that we are truly children of God, made in His image and likeness. Join with us as we come together in God’s presence and proclaim that the Almighty has done great things for you and me. Holy is His Name!

Listen to more episodes here

To find out more about Magnificat, A Ministry To Catholic Women, visit us at www.magnificat-ministry.net

Truth or Consequences

Truth or Consequences is an excerpt from the book: Fr. Kevin’s Korner. His words of wit and wisdom were originally shared as articles written for the Magnificat Newsletter during the 16 years he served as Magnificat’s Spiritual Advisor.Truth or Consequences is an excerpt from the book: Fr. Kevin’s Korner. His words of wit and wisdom were originally shared as articles written for the Magnificat Newsletter during the 16 years he served as Magnificat’s Spiritual Advisor. Fr. Kevin went home to the Lord in 2018. His meditation is read for us today by Tom Green.

Magnificat, taken from Luke: 1, is the great hymn of praise that Mary prayed while visiting her cousin, Elizabeth. Through the Magnificat Podcast, we can come together in God’s presence and proclaim that the Almighty has done great things for you and me and holy is His Name!

Fr. Kevin’s Korner is available in hard copy or eBook through Amazon.  Visit us a www.magnifica-ministry.net to find out more about Magnificat!

Be The One

Be The One ... “Lord, I can’t do that! Me??? I’m not worthy….” Sound familiar? Well, if this is how you feel, you have plenty of company.Be The One … “Lord, I can’t do that! Me??? I’m not worthy….” Sound familiar? Well, if this is how you feel, you have plenty of company. Scripture is full of folks who believed they could not do what they were being called to do or felt they were not worthy of doing what they had been called to do by God. Let’s look at few examples today of “Lord, I can’t” and how God turns that around.  He simply calls us to be the one who says “yes” and to trust Him to do the rest.

We are delighted that you have chosen to join us today. We pray that today maybe a special day in your life as you experience the presence of Jesus Christ among us through this podcast. May the Lord speak to each heart the words He wants us to hear!

Magnificat, taken from Luke: 1, is the great hymn of praise that Mary prayed while visiting her cousin, Elizabeth. We trust that this sharing will help us better understand that we are truly children of God, made in His image and likeness, and are called to “go and bear fruit, fruit that will last” (John 15:16). Join with us as we come together in God’s presence and proclaim that the Almighty has done great things for you and me. Holy is His Name!

To find out more about Magnificat, A Ministry To Catholic Women, visit us at www.magnificat-ministry.net

I Was Pondering … Accidentals: 3-Minute Meditations

Accidentals – 3 Minute Meditations

Luke 2:19 tells us “And Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart.”  Some Bible versions say, “She pondered.” The original Greek word for ponder is sumballo which means to “throw together.” Think of these 3-minute meditations as a throwing together of thoughts, ideas, and reflections related to a particular topic.  They are not meant to be teachings, but rather invitations and perhaps helps to reflecting more deeply in your own heart.

Today’s topic is “Accidentals”. “Accidentals” are what we can perceive with our senses: sight, hearing, smelling, tasting, and touching. Accidentals are just appearances. We generally contrast them with “substance” which describes the essence or true being. The Eucharist’s essence is the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ.

We are delighted that you have chosen to join us today! This podcast is provided for you by Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women.  We pray that today may be a special day in your life as you experience the presence of Jesus Christ among us through this podcast.

Magnificat, taken from Luke: 1, is the great hymn of praise that Mary prayed while visiting her cousin, Elizabeth. We trust that this sharing will help us better understand that we are truly children of God, made in His image and likeness. Join with us as we come together in God’s presence and proclaim that the Almighty has done great things for you and me. Holy is His Name!

We encourage you to join us as we pray, learn, and experience what God can do in our lives if we let Him!

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Who’s The Real Enemy?

Who’s the real enemy? How is the enemy working to destroy us?  Who’s the real enemy? How is the enemy working to destroy us?  What are the enemy’s tactics? In a reflection given July 1, 2020, Deacon Dave Hockwalt guides us to the answer.

DEACON DAVID HOCKWALT was born in Cleveland, Ohio and raised in Washington, DC in a middle-class Catholic family. He attended Catholic grade school, high school, and college. You’d think with all that “saintly” upbringing he’d be firmly set on the straight and narrow path. But then came the 70’s and… well, so much for the “path”. A broken marriage and single parenting pulled the rug out from under him. A career change took him to Texas and eventually to California. But amid the uncertainty and upheavals of his journey, God kept pouring out His providence, even if David didn’t realize it. Then one day God chose to intervene in a very direct and powerful way, and David’s life was transformed dramatically. He was ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of San Bernardino in 2012, where he continues in active ministry and is the spiritual advisor to the vicariate Life in the Spirit team. His personal testimony will be in the next Magnificat Proclaims book to debut summer 2021.

Magnificat, taken from Luke: 1, is the great hymn of praise that Mary prayed while visiting her cousin, Elizabeth. Through the Magnificat Podcast, we can come together in God’s presence and proclaim that the Almighty has done great things for you and me and holy is His Name!

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Come, Holy Spirit!

Pentecost – that’s something that happened a long time ago? Right? Something about the Holy Spirit and tongues of fire and some other stuff… Nothing for today’s world. Right? Wrong! Oh so wrong! Pentecost – that’s something that happened a long time ago? Right? Something about the Holy Spirit and tongues of fire and some other stuff… Nothing for today’s world. Right?

Wrong! Oh so wrong! The Holy Spirit is alive and working in today’s world and in the Church. He’s just waiting for us to open our hearts fully to Him. Are we ready to be spiritually changed through the Baptism in the Holy Spirit? Are we ready to see what God can do with our “yes”? Are we ready to become what God is calling us to be?

Pentecost is this Sunday. Come, Holy Spirit, come and renew the face of the earth and please begin with me!


Magnificat ® is dedicated to Mary, the Mother of God, an image of the Church, and model for all Christians, especially women.

Magnificat is a private association of the Christian faithful under the vigilance and jurisdiction of the local ordinary. The ministry is consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

The essence of Magnificat is the encounter between Mary and Elizabeth (Luke 1:39-56). Magnificat is a woman-to-woman ministry which calls forth a lively faith in God and His actions in daily life, a love for Mary and for the Church, and deep holiness. The words of Our Lady’s canticle in Luke’s gospel take on a personal significance for Magnificat women as they seek to magnify the Lord in their own lives and lead others to know His great love and goodness.

We encourage you to join us as we pray, learn, and experience what God can do in our lives if we let Him!

Visit our website at https://magnificat-ministry.net/

What You Say Matters

What you say matters ... We can change what comes out of our mouths by changing what goes into our hearts. What we say makes a difference!

Jesus told the Pharisees: “By your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”

When we study and pray Scripture, we are filled with the Word of God.

Meditating on daily Mass readings is one way to incorporate the scripture in our lives. The Divine Office and many other prayer-helps can be accessed through the Treasury of Prayer link at the bottom of the Magnificat website: https://magnificat-ministry.net/

The Rosary with its mysteries, is completely scriptural and historically powerful. The Magnificat Ministry Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MagnificatMinistry has several recorded rosaries to assist you in praying the Rosary.

We can change what comes out of our mouths by changing what goes into our hearts. With Jesus Christ, the living Word of God in our hearts, what we say can make a difference for better!

The Paradox of the Holy Cross

The Paradox of the Holy CrossThe Paradox of the Holy Cross – what has been a source of pain, suffering, and death has become a source of healing, health, and restoration. What is the antidote for the venom of original sin?

During Lent, we are called to pause and reflect. Have we got our priorities straight? Are we keeping our eyes on Jesus? What does God want us to do or not do? How does He call us to change? We pray that you have experienced the presence of Jesus Christ this Lent. We trust that this reflection will help each of us come to better understand that we are truly children of God, made in His image and likeness.

As we enter into Holy Week with humility and love, we are emulating Mary’s faith in God’s goodness and mercy. We are blessed in that we can ask both the Lord and His Blessed Mother for their assistance on our journey towards Eternal Life!

Lent – Not Exactly What I Expected

This Lent?  This Lent! Not what we expected or imagined it to be.  Isn’t that just like God to turn things upside down? To put us where we didn’t necessarily want to be. They say if you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans! The 40 days are almost over – are we, am I, ready for Easter? Are we, am I, ready for a different celebration of Easter? Are we still walking with Him, step by step, on the road to Calvary? Are we, am I, eagerly anticipating Easter Sunday morning?

A lot can happen in three days …

What to Do … What to Do …

Social distancing… Hand washing… Stay at home… Pray… Repent… Wait! what? No one’s said anything about repenting. Today’s podcast brings us ever deeper into this desert of a Lent. What to do … what to do … Social distancing… Hand washing… Stay at home… Pray… Repent… Wait! what? No one’s said anything about repenting. Today’s podcast brings us ever deeper into this desert of a Lent.  A call to prayer was sent to Magnificat on March 25, the feast of the Annunciation, by one of our Magnificat prayer warriors. This podcast gives us insight into our current world crisis. What can we – one person –  do to affect the outcome? Listen and prayerfully reflect on these words.


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Magnificat ® is dedicated to Mary, the Mother of God, an image of the Church, and model for all Christians, especially women.

Two hundred Catholic women from all walks of life crowded into a Knights of Columbus hall on October 7, 1981, to have breakfast and to hear a woman’s personal
witness to the power of God in her life.

The women who left that hall were filled with a joy that only the Holy Spirit can give; that is, a deeper awareness of God’s loving presence in their lives and a burning desire to share this wonderful experience with more and more of their sisters in Christ.

Magnificat is a private association of the Christian faithful under the vigilance and jurisdiction of the local ordinary. The ministry is consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

The essence of Magnificat is the encounter between Mary and Elizabeth (Luke 1:39-56). Magnificat is a woman-to-woman ministry which calls forth a lively faith in God and His actions in daily life, a love for Mary and for the Church, and deep holiness. The words of Our Lady’s canticle in Luke’s gospel take on a personal significance for Magnificat women as they seek to magnify the Lord in their own lives and lead others to know His great love and goodness.

We encourage you to join us as we pray, learn, and experience what God can do in our lives if we let Him!

Visit our website at https://magnificat-ministry.net/

Pray, Pray, Pray, and waash your hands!

This is the “talk” everywhere…this is the latest and hottest topic…what can we do about the coronavirus? Pray, pray, pray, and wash your hands!

This podcast was taped at the Palm Desert, CA Magnificat Chapter’s Meal on March 14, 2020. Donna Ross shares her thoughts about this crisis – what we can do physically and spiritually. God did not give us spirit of fear but of power, love, and self-control – we need to remember that!

What can we do? Pray and don’t panic! Educate yourself.


The essence of Magnificat is the encounter between Mary and Elizabeth (Luke 1:39-56). Magnificat is a woman-to-woman ministry which calls forth a lively faith in God and His actions in daily life, a love for Mary and for the Church, and deep holiness. The words of Our Lady’s canticle in Luke’s gospel take on a personal significance for Magnificat women as they seek to magnify the Lord in their own lives and lead others to know His great love and goodness.

We encourage you to join us as we pray, learn, and experience what God can do in our lives if we let Him!

Visit our website at https://magnificat-ministry.net/

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Lenten Reflection

Periodically during Lent, we pause and reflect. How is our Lent going? Have we got our priorities straight? Are we keeping our eyes on Jesus? What does God want us to do or not do? How does He call us to change? We pray that you experience the presence of Jesus Christ this Lent. We trust that this reflection will help each of us come to better understand that we are truly children of God, made in His image and likeness.

When we enter this Lent with humility and love, we are emulating Mary’s faith in God’s goodness and mercy. We are blessed in that we can ask both the Lord and His Blessed Mother for their assistance on our journey towards Eternal Life!


Magnificat ® is dedicated to Mary, the Mother of God, an image of the Church, and model for all Christians, especially women.

Two hundred Catholic women from all walks of life crowded into a Knights of Columbus hall on October 7, 1981, to have breakfast and to hear a woman’s personal
witness to the power of God in her life.

The women who left that hall were filled with a joy that only the Holy Spirit can give; that is, a deeper awareness of God’s loving presence in their lives and a burning desire to share this wonderful experience with more and more of their sisters in Christ.

The modest breakfast held on October 7, 1981, is today, a ministry to Catholic women known as “Magnificat” with Chapters in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, and Africa.

While the Magnificat Meal is the main function of the ministry, Magnificat is much more than “putting on a meal.” It is a time of praise and worship, fellowship, and prayer.
Magnificat is a private association of the Christian faithful under the vigilance and jurisdiction of the local ordinary. The ministry is consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

The essence of Magnificat is the encounter between Mary and Elizabeth (Luke 1:39-56). Magnificat is a woman-to-woman ministry which calls forth a lively faith in God and His actions in daily life, a love for Mary and for the Church, and deep holiness. The words of Our Lady’s canticle in Luke’s gospel take on a personal significance for Magnificat women as they seek to magnify the Lord in their own lives and lead others to know His great love and goodness.

We encourage you to join us as we pray, learn, and experience what God can do in our lives if we let Him!

Visit our website at https://magnificat-ministry.net/

Lent: 40 days of what????

At the start of Lent, we pause and reflect. What does God want us to do, not do? How does He call us to change? 40 days… 40 days of Lent… 40 days to change…

At the start of Lent, we pause and reflect. What does God want us to do, not do? How does He call us to change? We pray that today maybe the beginning of a holy and blessed Lent as you experience the presence of Jesus Christ. We trust that this reflection will help us to come to better understand that we are truly children of God, made in His image and likeness.

When we enter this Lent with humility and love, we are emulating Mary’s faith in God’s goodness and mercy. We are blessed in that we can ask both God and His Blessed Mother for their assistance on our journey towards Eternal Life!


Magnificat ® is dedicated to Mary, the Mother of God, an image of the Church, and model for all Christians, especially women.

Two hundred Catholic women from all walks of life crowded into a Knights of Columbus hall on October 7, 1981, to have breakfast and to hear a woman’s personal
witness to the power of God in her life.

The women who left that hall were filled with a joy that only the Holy Spirit can give; that is, a deeper awareness of God’s loving presence in their lives and a burning desire to share this wonderful experience with more and more of their sisters in Christ.

The modest breakfast held on October 7, 1981, is today, a ministry to Catholic women known as “Magnificat” with Chapters in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, and Africa.

While the Magnificat Meal is the main function of the ministry, Magnificat is much more than “putting on a meal.” It is a time of praise and worship, fellowship, and prayer.
Magnificat is a private association of the Christian faithful under the vigilance and jurisdiction of the local ordinary. The ministry is consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

The essence of Magnificat is the encounter between Mary and Elizabeth (Luke 1:39-56). Magnificat is a woman-to-woman ministry which calls forth a lively faith in God and His actions in daily life, a love for Mary and for the Church, and deep holiness. The words of Our Lady’s canticle in Luke’s gospel take on a personal significance for Magnificat women as they seek to magnify the Lord in their own lives and lead others to know His great love and goodness.

We encourage you to join us as we pray, learn, and experience what God can do in our lives if we let Him!

Visit our website at https://magnificat-ministry.net/

Our Lady of Prompt Succor

Today, on the feast of Our Lady of Prompt Succor, Judy Zelden shares with us the background of the devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary under the title of “Our Lady of Prompt Succor”.Today, on the feast of Our Lady of Prompt Succor, Judy Zelden shares with us the background of the devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary under the title of “Our Lady of Prompt Succor”.

Judy is the author of Magnificat’s “Woman, Called By Name For Such A Time As This”, a scripture study of women in the Bible and is available through Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women (Visit the website, Magnificat-ministry.net and click on “store”).

Enjoy listening as Judy explains how the devotion became such a part of the history of the United States and Louisiana, especially the history of New Orleans.


Magnificat ® is dedicated to Mary, the Mother of God, an image of the Church, and model for all Christians, especially women.

Two hundred Catholic women from all walks of life crowded into a Knights of Columbus hall on October 7, 1981, to have breakfast and to hear a woman’s personal
witness to the power of God in her life.

The women who left that hall were filled with a joy that only the Holy Spirit can give; that is, a deeper awareness of God’s loving presence in their lives and a burning desire to share this wonderful experience with more and more of their sisters in Christ.

The modest breakfast held on October 7, 1981, is today, a ministry to Catholic women known as “Magnificat” with Chapters in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, and Africa.

While the Magnificat Meal is the main function of the ministry, Magnificat is much more than “putting on a meal.” It is a time of praise and worship, fellowship, and prayer.
Magnificat is a private association of the Christian faithful under the vigilance and jurisdiction of the local ordinary. The ministry is consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

The essence of Magnificat is the encounter between Mary and Elizabeth (Luke 1:39-56). Magnificat is a woman-to-woman ministry which calls forth a lively faith in God and His actions in daily life, a love for Mary and for the Church, and deep holiness. The words of Our Lady’s canticle in Luke’s gospel take on a personal significance for Magnificat women as they seek to magnify the Lord in their own lives and lead others to know His great love and goodness.

We encourage you to join us as we pray, learn, and experience what God can do in our lives if we let Him!

Visit our website at https://magnificat-ministry.net/

Listen to more episodes here!

Christmas Message from Magnificat

Christmas Message from Magnificat MinistriesThe Christmas story, as told in Luke 2:1-14, is timeless. We celebrate with great joy the birth of Jesus. He comes as the least among us – a child, born in a stable.

What a location for the King of Heaven and Earth to make an appearance! Throughout the ages, we have joined with the angels as they praise – Glory to God in the highest!

This is also our prayer of praise today.  At this holy time of year, let us take a few minutes to listen to and reflect on God’s goodness.

Christ is born for us. This is the message of Christmas. This is the good news every day!

Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women, prays that you and yours have a blessed Christmas Season and a joy-filled Happy New Year!


Magnificat ® is dedicated to Mary, the Mother of God, an image of the Church, and model for all Christians, especially women.

Two hundred Catholic women from all walks of life crowded into a Knights of Columbus hall on October 7, 1981, to have breakfast and to hear a woman’s personal
witness to the power of God in her life.

The women who left that hall were filled with a joy that only the Holy Spirit can give; that is, a deeper awareness of God’s loving presence in their lives and a burning desire to share this wonderful experience with more and more of their sisters in Christ.

The modest breakfast held on October 7, 1981, is today, a ministry to Catholic women known as “Magnificat” with Chapters in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, and Africa.

While the Magnificat Meal is the main function of the ministry, Magnificat is much more than “putting on a meal.” It is a time of praise and worship, fellowship, and prayer.
Magnificat is a private association of the Christian faithful under the vigilance and jurisdiction of the local ordinary. The ministry is consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

The essence of Magnificat is the encounter between Mary and Elizabeth (Luke 1:39-56). Magnificat is a woman-to-woman ministry which calls forth a lively faith in God and His actions in daily life, a love for Mary and for the Church, and deep holiness. The words of Our Lady’s canticle in Luke’s gospel take on a personal significance for Magnificat women as they seek to magnify the Lord in their own lives and lead others to know His great love and goodness.

We encourage you to join us as we pray, learn, and experience what God can do in our lives if we let Him!

Visit our website at https://magnificat-ministry.net/

Listen to more episodes here!