KY, Lexington

Welcome from Lexington, KY.

We welcome you to the webpage of Mary’s Garden Lexington, Kentucky Chapter of Magnificat. 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.

Magnificat Prayer Breakfast

Hosted by the Mary’s Garden Lexington Chapter of Magnificat


Saturday, February, 24, 2018

9:00 am – noon

There will be an optional Mass at 8:00 am at Pax Christi Church (Chapel)
Lexington, KY 40514
Everyone is Welcomed


Breakfast Location:
Pax Christi Church (Basement)
4001 Victoria Way
Lexington, KY 40514


Guest Speaker: Nancy Mullen, M.D

Dr. Nancy Mullen, a wife, mother, and physician, was plagued with doubt and struggled whether or not to convert to Catholicism before marrying her husband; who has great love for the faith.  Ultimately she made what she then thought of as a “business decision.” What factors motivated this decision?

She also struggled with the Real Presence.  Is Jesus truly in the Eucharist?  During the time of her struggle with the Real Presence, her husband suddenly posed what she describes as the most important question. “Do you have any questions about the Church?” This led her through a faith journey that only the Lord could have devised.  How did she overcome this doubt?  Thanks be to God who extends multiple invitations based upon where we are in our lives. By Providence, a sudden invitation by a new friend proved to be the catalyst in solving her dilemma.  What was that invitation? And how did this affect her doubt and all the areas of her life as a wife, mother and physician?   According to Nancy, the Lord has revealed Himself most profoundly in the details of her day and has called her to a great “devotion.”  Come learn about this great devotion in her personal testimony and how the Lord has revealed Himself to her.

Nancy offers encouragement to the individual on their faith journey, asserting, “If you have grown weary of the culture and are unsure of where you fit in God’s plan, I have come to understand that He ministers to us, with us, and through us in the details of each day.”   How beautifully said.

Come and proclaim the greatness of the Lord with this woman of faith.  Learn to influence lives as a true witness for Jesus Christ.

We do not assign seats so arrive early to check in at the Reservation Table and find seat(s) before the program begins.

Prayer teams are available following the meal.

Religious materials including CD’s of past talks, will be available at our Product table.


To make your reservation send a $12.00 check payable to “Magnificat” early in advance before 02/17/2018 and mail to:

DeeDee Simon
1641 Linstead Dr.
Lexington, KY 40504.  

 Bring a food item per your last name:

 A-F:  Casseroles/meat items/cheese items

G-M: Coffeecakes/Muffins/Mini Bagels/Doughnuts

N-Z: Fruit (cut up and ready to serve)

You may also pay at the door. However once the Hall reaches its capacity reservations will no more be accepted. So mail in your reservation early.

Donation to help others attend is also welcomed.

Questions? Contact Nkechi Amadife at or call her at (859)879-9433 or e-mail Pat Hunt at


February 24 – Speaker: Dr. Nancy Mullen (see her biography above)

April 28 – Speaker: TBA

August 25 – Speaker: TBA

November 10 – Speaker: TBA


Remember our chapter’s commitment to Eucharistic Adoration and to pray the Rosary on the 27th of each month for the intentions of Magnificat, Sanctity of Life, Our Beloved Priests, Marriage & Family, and World Peace.


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

Charismatic and Intercessory Prayer Information: 

Contact Laura Westbrook at

Personal Prayer Ministry
Prays with individuals following The Magnificat Breakfast.
Contact Donna Goodman and the rest of the team at the Breakfast during prayer ministry.

Queen of Peace Prayer Group
meets on Thursday at 6:30 pm, inside the Church at
Cathedral of Christ the King. 299 Colony Blvd. Lexington, KY 40502-2322
Contact the Church for Dolly Terek at 859.268.2861

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary
meets on Wednesday at 7:00pm inside the Church Cry Room
St. Leo Parish, Versailles, KY 40383
Contact the Church at 859.873.4573

Join a Prayer Group in your Parish.  In the absence of one, work with your Pastor to start one.  Stay “plugged in” until our next Magnificat Prayer Breakfast.


Nkechi Amadife: Coordinator
Pat Hunt: Asst. Coordinator/Historian
Ellen Grisanti: Secretary
Laura Westbrook: Treasurer

Spiritual Adviser – Fr Steve Roberts.

For more information about Magnificat, contact Nkechi Amadife at or call her landline at 859-879-9433.

To be added to our Mailing List, send an email to Nkechi Amadife 

HISTORY of Mary’s Garden Chapter, Lexington Diocese, KY

[Chapter Established in 1994]

Mary’s Garden Lexington Chapter Magnificat was started and named by Lynn Northram.  The desire for such a Ministry consumed her until its fruition.  The pioneer Service Team members were: Lynn Northram, Judy Paternostro, Anne Sension, Linda Harris, Lou Mattone, and Pat Rupinen.

After formation, the very first Magnificat Breakfast was held on March 26, 1994 at the former Convent at Christ the King in Lexington.  The first Magnificat Speaker was Nancy Shuman, and about thirty women were in attendance.

Decades later, in 2017 the current Service Team members are: Nkechi Amadife –Coordinator; Pat Hunt –Asst. Coordinator/Historian; Ellen Grisanti -Secretary; Laura Westbrook – Treasurer.   The Chapter’s Spiritual Adviser is Fr Steve Roberts.   The Chapter celebrated its twentieth anniversary in 2014 as it looks forward to its upcoming Silver Jubilee.