LA, Metairie

Welcome from Metairie, LA

We welcome you to the webpage of the Metairie, LA Chapter (Mother Chapter). 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 Metairie Magnificat Chapter


Saturday,  December 9, 2017

9 AM – 12 PM

It’s good advice to come at 8:30 and enjoy a cup of coffee.
You need to check in at door, before sitting.


Best Western PLUS Landmark Hotel
Chateau Ballroom, 16th Floor
2601 Severn Ave.
Metairie, LA 70002

Our Speaker: Jill Cabes

“But we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.” Romans 5:3-5

Jill will be sharing how the grace of God flows into our lives when we embrace Christ’s call to “take up [our] cross and follow Him.” (Mt 16:24)

Jill, born and raised in N.O., is a dedicated wife and mother of 4 children. She is V-P for Dominican Catholic Identity at the High School. She has a Masters in Theological Studies from Notre Dame Seminary, & even practiced as a Physical Therapist for over 2 decades. She has spoken at parishes and retreats on topics including growth in personal holiness, enduring trials, fostering self-esteem in girls, and the dignity and sanctity of women. With her husband Scott, Jill has been involved in several ministries promoting the beauty and sanctity of marriage, including service on the Archdiocese Family Life Advisory council, mentor couples in the Evenings for engaged, presenters at Willwoods Marriage Retreats, speaker couples at Supper and Substance programs, and participation in the Willwoods Marriage Video series.


Personal Prayer ministry is available after the meal.
Religious books and CD’s are available at the end of the meal.

Since the day is designed to speak to the hearts of women, free of distractions, it is respectfully asked that children not attend.


Reservation fee for the prayer breakfast is $20.00 and may be obtained from Lisa Winter. Please complete and mail the form below (include the names of the ladies that are included in your check).

Reservations for priests, deacons, religious brothers and sisters are complimentary, but reservations are required and this may be done by contacting Lisa Winter, at 504-909-6832.

Reservations must be made or postmarked no later than Tuesday, December 5, 2017
$20 per person by mail. No money accepted at the door.

Reservations may also be obtained on-line for $22.00 (this includes the online convenience fee) for you and any guests by using this link:  Jill Cabes Breakfast
Payment is made through PayPal with your credit or debit card.

Please print and complete this form for Mail-In Reservations ONLY.

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Name ________________________________________________

Guest(s) Name ______________________________________________

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City ___________________________ State ______ Zip __________

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Enclosed is $ ________________ for _______________ Number of Reservations.

Please Mail Reservation Form and check for $20 per person, payable to “Magnificat” to:

Jane Margavio 1005 Maryland Ave., Kenner, LA  70062 or call Jane at (504) 466-2010  or (504) 884-6152



March 3, 2018  Lorraine Hess (Posponed from October 7, 2017)
June 16, 2018 TBA
September 28-30, 2018  Retreat  Fr. Wade Menezes


Remember our chapter’s commitment to Eucharistic Adoration and to pray the Rosary for New Pentecost on the 1st 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.



Donna McNamara, Coordinator
Melanie Baglow, Assistant Coordinator
Lisa Winter, Recording  Secretary
Jane Margavio, Treasurer
Spiritual Advisor: Fr. Beau Charbonnet

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 Donna McNamara 504-833-3562.

HISTORY of Magnificat Metairie, Mother Chapter

[Archdiocese of New Orleans]
The first Magnificat Breakfast was held in New Orleans, LA on Oct. 7, 1981. During the next 6 years expansion of the ministry took place necessitating division of duties between two teams: a central service team to concentrate on expansion and a Metairie service team to plan the MAGNIFICAT Meal locally and have the privilege of being called the “Mother Chapter.”