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 Diocese Chapter of Magnificat


Saturday, April, 28, 2018

9:00 am – noon

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


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


Guest Speaker: Vickie Kain Fister

Vickie Kain Fister is a 59 year old cradle Catholic, wife of Dan Fister for 39 years, and the mother of Brad and Father Danny Fister. She is the proud “gram” of an incredible granddaughter, Ashton. She and her husband have been parishioners at the following parishes -St. Paul, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, the Cathedral of Christ the King, and currently St. Leo parish in Versailles.

Vickie has a profound quest and hunger for the truth of her Catholic faith. The desire to share that truth has led her to serve within the Church. She has taught kindergarten CCD at St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton, sponsored RCIA candidates, and served as an RCIA team member both at the Cathedral and St. Leo where she is also part of the Catholic Way Bible study team. These activities helped nourish and strengthen her faith in coping with misfortunes that befell her. Vickie is quick to share that her faith sustained her as she helped loved ones carry their crosses and walk through the “valley of the shadow of death.” What are these misfortunes, and how did her faith sustain her?  What perspective does her son, the priest, provide? Come and learn why and how to hold onto your faith during adversities.

One of Vickie’s favorite Bible verses is Psalm 18:3, “My God is the rock where I take refuge; my shield, my mighty help, my stronghold.”

Come hear this woman of faith, mother of one of our priests, share how God is faithful in the midst of our adversities.

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 04/21/2018 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

April 28 – Speaker: Vickie Kain Fister  (See her biography above)

August 25 – Speaker: Nita Clarke

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.

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.

Charismatic and Intercessory Prayer Information:

Contact Laura Westbrook at

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
Ellen Grisanti: Secretary
Laura Westbrook: Treasurer

Spiritual Adviser – Fr Steve Roberts.

For more information about Magnificat, contact Nkechi Amadife at or call 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, the chapter is growing strong.  As at the year 2017 to date Service Team members are: Nkechi Amadife –Coordinator; Pat Hunt –Asst. Coordinator; 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.