AZ, Tucson

Welcome from Tucson, AZ

We welcome you to the webpage of Tucson, Pima East Vicariate Chapter. These are exciting times that we live in and Magnificat was begun in 1981 for such as time as this. There are now over 100 chapters throughout the United States and its territories and in many foreign countries.

Magnificat Prayer Brunch

Tucson Pima East Vicariate Chapter

Saturday, August 11, 2018

10:00am – 12:30pm

Open seating. Plan to arrive about 9:45 am.

St. Francis de Sales Parish – O’Leary Room
1375 S. Camino Seco
Tucson, AZ 85710


Guest Speaker:  Nancy Wilson

Nancy Watson’s spiritual journey spans from infant baptism in the Church of the Nazarene, fear of the Father, a child’s love for Jesus, ignorance of the Holy Spirit, misunderstanding of the Eucharist and of the Blessed Mother to conversion to the Catholic faith forty-four years ago. The unsuspecting catalyst God used to put all of this in motion was a man named Frank who sat behind Nancy in Spanish class at the U of A.

Come listen as Nancy shares some of the highlights of her spiritual journey of faith… how the Good Shepherd, Jesus, rescued her and delivered her from demonic oppression… how she discovered the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist and the unconditional, tender love of the Father. She will share how the Holy Spirit was activated in her life. Hear how she met her spiritual mother, Mary, the mother of God and how all of these events have impacted her, her marriage, and their family.

Magnificat Proclaims. Join us and see how God continues to transform Carla through His “lesson plans”.

Personal Prayer ministry is available after the meal.
Religious books and CD’s may be available at the meal.

Since the day is designed to speak to the hearts of women, free of distractions, it is respectfully requested that young children not be in attendance.


Cost: $20 per person if postmarked by 8/8/18. Use form below to mail in reservation.

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All Clergy & Religious are Complimentary – Call (520) 237-7060 to confirm your attendance.

Please Print This Reservation Form and mail it with $20.00 per person to:
702 E. Blue Mesa Place
Vail, AZ 85641

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  • For questions or reservations: call Gloria Roberts, (520) 237-7060.
  • Your check will serve as your receipt.
  • Your name tag serves as your ticket and it will be available at the door.
  • Open seating. Plan to arrive about 9:45 am.
  • Diocesan Approval by Bishop Edward Weinsenburger
  • Spiritual Director:  Fr. Abram Dono

Future Meals/Events for our Chapter in 2018:


August 11 – Nancy Wilson (see above)


November 10 – Speaker to be determined


Remember our chapter’s commitment to Eucharistic Adoration and to pray the Rosary on the 20th of each month for the intentions of Magnificat, Sanctity of Life, Marriage and Family, and World Peace.

Service Team Members

Gloria M. Roberts, Coordinator

Geraldine Arter

Maria Frisby

Celina Phillips

Jean Baglione

Fr. Abram Dono, Spiritual Director

If you would like to help with a Ministry of Magnificat, or if you have a question or comment for our Service Team, or if you would like to be on our Mailing list for future events, please contact us at

HISTORY of the Tucson Chapter

(Mother Chapter for the Diocese of Tucson)

In 1991, Tucson’s Director of the Charismatic Renewal became aware of the Magnificat group in New Orleans.  He felt strongly that the women in his diocese should have the same opportunity for spiritual growth that this organization provided and began a search for spirit-filled women who would dedicate themselves to the pursuit of establishing a Chapter here.

A Team was formed led by Elizabeth Celenza and the 18th Chapter of Magnificat was officially licensed in October 1992.  Elizabeth served as Coordinator for 25 years.  The Chapter has been blessed with three different spiritual directors and many awe-inspiring speakers over the years who have ensured a very meaningful experience for those who have attended their Breakfasts.  In addition to the quarterly Breakfasts, the Tucson Chapter has sponsored Life in the Spirit seminars, Bible Studies and mini-retreats to enliven the spiritual lives of women.