LA, Alexandria

Welcome from Alexandria, LA

We welcome you to the webpage of CENLA Magnificat — Our Lady of Prompt Succor Chapter located in Alexandria, LA. 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 Breakfast in Avoylles

By CENLA Magnificat, Our Lady of Prompt Succor Chapter

Feb. 10, 2018

9:30am – 12:30pm

Doors open at 9:00 a.m. for open seating.

Rateau Center      Hessmer, LA

Guest Speaker: Bishop David Talley


Most Reverend David Talley became the 12th Bishop of Alexandria on February 2, 2017, A native of Columbus, Georgia, Bishop Talley, 66, was ordained a priest on June 3, 1989, at the Cathedral of Christ the King, Atlanta, by Archbishop Eugene Marino, SSJ. He earned a licentiate and doctorate in canon law from the Gregorian Pontifical University in Rome, Italy.

Bishop Talley was raised as a Southern Baptist but has said he left the church as a teenager over the issue of racial segregation. At Auburn University he met Catholics and read the writings of Thomas Merton, which led him to become Catholic. He was 24 when he joined the church at St. Mary Church in Opelika, Ala.

Family members remain faithful Baptists, including a brother who is a deacon. That background gives him a broad view, he said. “I do know a faith across the spectrum,” he said.

This breakfast will be open to men and women. Please join us!


Prayer ministry is available after the meal.

Since the day is designed to speak to the hearts of women, free of distractions, it is respectfully requested that young children under the age of 14 not be in attendance.


Tickets for priests, deacons, religious brothers and sisters are complimentary, but registration is required. This may be done online at

Registration postmarked by Feb. 5, 2018 for the Avoyelles breakfast
Tickets are $18 each for the breakfast.

Check or money order only payable to “CENLA Magnificat”.
Your check/money order serves as your receipt. Your ticket will be at the door.

If you would like to register with a credit or debit card, please send your contact information to “” and one of our service team will contact you. There will be a convenience fee added.

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Please print the form below for mail-in reservations:

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

Donna  Reason
4162 Bordelon St.
Hessmer, LA  71341


March 3, 2018 Day of Renewal   $30
Natchitoches, LA
Speaker: Kim Rodriguez-Torres

We will send out specific information as we get closer to the date!


Remember our chapter’s commitment to Eucharistic Adoration and to pray the Rosary on the 22nd 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.

Prayer groups are open to all of our Magnificat sisters and their families.

Prayer Groups available in the Diocese of Alexandria, LA:
Holy Cross Charismatic Prayer Group
meets on Sundays at 6:30p.m. at
Holy Cross Catholic Church
126 2nd Street
Natchitoches, LA 71457
Prayer group leader and contact person is Joan Gahagan.
Phone #318-352-8701 or cell #318-663-5253.

Apple of His Eye Charismatic Prayer Group
meets Mondays at Servant House
Marksville, LA at 7 p.m.
Mary Wilson 318-359-7735

Maryhill Charismatic Prayer Group
meets Thursdays at 7 Pineville, LA
Call Diane at 318-419-1547 for direction and more information.


Sue Dauzat, Coordinator
Diane Ardoin, Asst. Coordinator
Donna Reason, Treasurer
Melissa East, Secretary
Sharon Bourgoyne, Historian
Spiritual Advisor: Fr. Edwin Rodriguez
Chapter email:

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 send your contact information to our Chapter’s email address:

HISTORY of CENLA Magnificat

CENLA Magnificat was born out of Sue Dauzat’s desire to bring to the women of Central Louisiana the opportunity to meet together, minister to each other and to evangelize their friends. CENLA Magnificat serves the women of Central Louisiana (CENLA). “Our Lady of Prompt Succor” was added to our “official” title in 2012.

CENLA Magnificat held its first gathering on June 3, 2000. After ten years serving the women of the Diocese of Alexandria, we were “on hold” for two years but in 2012 we re-activated! The meals are held in Natchitoches, La. and in Avoyelles Parish – the Service Team felt that moving the location offers the people in the areas a better opportunity to attend. Our Diocese extends from the Mississippi River to the Sabine River — all of Central Louisiana (CENLA): comprising 13 civil parishes in Central Louisiana: Natchitoches, Winn, Caldwell, Franklin, Madison, Vernon, Rapides, Grant, LaSalle, Catahoula, Tensas, Concordia and Avoyelles. The land area of the diocese is  roughly 11,108 square miles.

CENLA Magnificat partners with the Catholic Charismatic Renewal of Central Louisiana (CCRC) for other events each year.

If you are in our area, we invite you to join us for our meals or events!