FL, Palm Beach

Welcome from Palm Beach, FL!

We welcome you to Christ Our Light Chapter’s webpage. These are exciting times that we live in and Magnificat was begun in 1981 for such a time as this. There are now over 100 chapters throughout the United States and its territories and in many foreign countries.

Our Next Meal

Hosted by Christ Our Light Chapter

Saturday, January 27, 2018

10:00am til 1:00pm

Open seating, please arrive early.

Hilton Palm Beach Airport
150 Australian Avenue
West Palm Beach 33406


About Our Speakers: Gilda Youngblood, Ingrid DiMolfetta, Anne Tanis

Gilda-Jo Youngblood
I was born in 1953, the oldest of 2 daughters, to Mary and Joseph Del Vecchio (they truly were the basis of a Holy Catholic Family). When my Mom went into labor with me, it was right after she had received the Eucharist in daily Mass-the Lord had me in the palm of His hand from before I was born, and so did the Blessed Mother. Growing up on Long Island, New York, our parish was Our Lady of Mercy-how prophetic! My First Holy Communion was on Our Blessed Mother’s Feast Day on December 8. I played guitar as a child and played with other musicians at the parish’s Sunday Youth Mass.  I loved my Catholic elementary and high school education at The School of the Holy Child Jesus, followed by college at St John’s University.  In the late eighties, with the Blessed Mother, the Queen of Peace’s inspiration, I founded the Memorial Hospital Peace Corps-spiritual department of caregivers to the caregivers.  During that time I completed my certificate program in Spiritual Direction at St Thomas University. In the nineties, I was one of the founding members of St Anthony’s Pharmacy, a medical team who were offered the rectory area of St James Parish in Medjugorje to house medicine for their war-torn area of  Croatia.


Ingrid DiMolfetta
My spiritual journey began as a young child at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal School in New York.  I have always felt the presence of Jesus in my life and as I got older I also became very close to Our Lady of Lourdes.  Everything in my life has happened for a reason and I can especially see that now as I reflect back on my life.
In 1989, my husband and I opened a diner in Broward County. I truly believe that the hand of God was in that diner.  Behind the register, I had pictures of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary.  Every year I ran a special collection with the customers and the money was sent to a nun who was working in the Philippines.  Wonderful friendships developed in that place and there were many blessings and an incredible miracle which still impacts my life to this day. I believe each person has been given a path to follow and sometimes that means being called to unexpected places.
Anne Tanis
I was born in Combrée, in the region of Anjou, France, and immigrated to the US permanently in 1973.  I was baptized in Combrée and was confirmed in Angers, France.  I have two sons, Eric and Paul.  I went to Lourdes when I was a little girl and have always felt close to the Virgin Mary.
I am currently a Eucharistic Minister at Our Lady Queen of the Apostles Church in Royal Palm Beach where I worship.  I am also a member of the choir.  I have been on pilgrimages to Lourdes, Lisieux, Fatima, and Medjugorje.  I read the three volumes of “The Heart of God” in 2001 and responded to the call to translate the first volume into French almost immediately.



Tickets to the prayer breakfast are $25 and may be obtained from our treasurer if postmarked one week prior to the event, or $30 at the door.

Please use this form for Mail-In Reservations ONLY. (cash/check only)

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Please Mail Reservation Form and check payable to “Magnificat” to:

Cindy Sheldon
3038 30th Court
Jupiter, FL  33477

Priests and religious may attend as our guests, but their reservations should be made two weeks prior to the event date by calling Cindy at (561) 797-2647.



Remember our chapter’s commitment to Eucharistic Adoration and to pray the Rosary on the 2nd of each month for the intentions of Magnificat, Sanctity of Life, Marriage and Family, and World Peace.


Is God calling you to be in a Prayer Group? Jesus said “Wherever two or three are gathered in My Name, there I am in their midst.” Our prayer groups are open to all.

Our Rosary Prayer Groups

Magnificat Prayer Meetings

Join your Magnificat sisters for a time of intercessory prayer on the last Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Cathy Dorsey at 561-493-8833 or magnificatwpb@comcast.net.

Stay informed of upcoming events by requesting the latest electronic newsletter. Simply send an email with subject line “Newsletter” to magnificatwpb@comcast.net and you will be added to our mailing list.


Peggy Rowe-Linn, Coordinator
Cathy Dorsey, Assistant Coordinator
Jaimee Perez, Historian
Cindy Sheldon, Treasurer
Deanna Bartalini, Secretary
Fr. Rick George, Spiritual Advisor/Advisory Team

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 Peggy Rowe-Linn, Coordinator at magnificatwpb@comcast.net.

HISTORY of Christ Our Light Chapter of Magnificat</h2
[for the Diocese of Palm Beach]
MAGNIFICAT was begun 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. With the encouragement of Archbishop Philip M. Hannan and Bishop Stanley J. Ott, its first function, a prayer breakfast, took place on October 7, 1981.

MAGNIFICAT is a private association of the Christian faithful, whose statutes were originally approved by the Archdiocese of New Orleans and are in accord with the norm of Canon 305.2 of the 1983 Code of Canon Law. While MAGNIFICAT began under the auspices of the Archdiocese of New Orleans and was first incorporated in the State of Louisiana, each local chapter functions with permission of the local ordinary and is incorporated in its respective state.

It was born out of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal and has been nurtured by it.