Welcome from Scarborough, ME!
We welcome you to the webpage of the Scarborough, Maine, Mary, Queen of Humility 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.
You are invited to a Prayer Breakfast
Sponsored by the Mary, Queen of Humility Chapter
May 19, 2018
9 Am to 12 Noon
Doors open at 8:30 a.m. for open seating. Please arrive early.
Fireside Inn & Suites
81 Riverside St.
Portland, ME 04103
About Our Speaker: Susan Conroy
Susan Conroy first journeyed to India between her junior and senior years at Dartmouth College after being inspired by Mother Teresa’s efforts there on behalf of the Poorest of the Poor.She journeyed alone to Calcutta with the dream of helping Mother Teresa to care for the destitute in children’s orphanages and in the Home for the Dying.
She developed a friendship with Mother Teresa which lasted throughout the course of eleven years, and her experiences are chronicled in her first book: Mother Teresa’s Lessons of Love & Secrets of Sanctity, which was written with Mother Teresa’s own blessing and approval. It was published in 2003.
Susan has made numerous television appearances, for local as well as worldwide audiences. She hosted a 13-part full-season series called “Speaking of Saints” on EWTN, a global television network that reaches over 200 million households worldwide. She welcomed EWTN to Maine to tape a new series about finding Jesus Christ in the world today and thus finding eternal salvation. These new episodes were filmed along the Coast of Maine as well as in view of Maine’s tallest peak, Mount Katahdin. It is called “Coming to Christ,” and it began airing in 2014. Susan was asked to host five additional shows about “Coming to Christ” geared to young adults and incorporating young adults in each new episode; it debuted on EWTN in 2016.
Susan travels across the United States and to other countries to speak of her experiences, to share our Faith, and to encourage joy-filled service to those who are in need of mercy.In addition to touring and speaking about Mother Teresa’s lessons of love and holiness, Susan translates books from French into English. The most popular of all is the translation of a book written in 1881 about The End of the Present World & the Mysteries of the Future Life. This book had a profound influence on the life and spirituality of “the greatest saint of modern times,” Saint Therese of Lisieux, a Doctor of the Church. Saint Therese said that reading this book was one of the greatest graces of her life.
Susan recently published a book based on the new television series and sharing its title: Coming to Christ: Resting in His Love. She also released a very personal story about her kind, loving and gentle mother: a large coffee-table picture book titled A Legacy of Love. It contains over 600 family photos and the nearly-500-pages are filled with her parents’ own “lessons of love and secrets of sanctity” for family life.Most recently, in 2016, Susan released a treasure entitled Praying with Mother Teresa, filled with beautiful quotations by Mother Teresa and various other saints, some never-before-published photographs of our newly-canonized Saint, as well as prayers that Mother Teresa herself prayed.
Personal Prayer ministry is available after the meal.
Religious books and CD’s may be available at the meal.
Since the day is designed to speak to the hearts of women, free of distractions, it is respectfully requested that children under the age of 12 not be in attendance.
Secure your reservation early as seating is limited.
Reservation(s) to the Prayer Breakfast are $22.00 and may be obtained from our Reservation Chairwoman, Shirley Estabrooks, beginning February 19, 2018.
Reservations will be closed on May 4, 2018.
No reservations are accepted at the door.
Please use this form for Mail-In Reservations ONLY. Complete the form below (include the names and phone numbers of other ticket holders in your group). Your check will serve as your receipt.
$22.00 per person by mail; Registration Form must be postmarked by May 4, 2018 to receive your confirmation. (check or money order only)
Guest(s) Name ______________________________________________
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Please Mail Reservation Form and check for $22 per person, payable to Magnificat Scarborough to:
c/o Magnificat Reservations
109 Ridgeland Avenue, Apt # 229
South Portland, ME 04106
UPCOMING MEALS FOR OUR CHAPTER — 2018
May 19, 2018-Susan Conroy
September 8, 2018-Maria Boylan
November 17, 2018-TBA
ROSARY BLANKET OF PRAYER
Remember our chapter’s commitment to Eucharistic Adoration and to pray the Rosary on the 19th of each month for the intentions of Magnificat, Sanctity of Life, Marriage and Family, and World Peace.
OUR PRAYER GROUPS
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.
Magnificat Intercessory Prayer Group
Every 3rd Saturday of the Month
St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, Black Point Rd., Scarborough, ME
For More Information, call Cathy at (207) 409-0626.
SERVICE TEAM MEMBERS
Cindi Schaab, Coordinator
Cindy Andreson, Assistant Coordinator
Cathy Koenig, Secretary
Valerie Litalien, Treasurer
Shirley Estabrooks, Historian
Spiritual Advisor: Father John Bacevicius, OFM
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 us at: Scarborough Magnificat
HISTORY of Mary Queen of Humility Chapter of Magnificat
[for the Diocese of Portland, Maine]
In Maine a group of four women had been meeting weekly to study the bible together for over 15 years. They began to pray that God would use them to start some kind of ministry for women in the state of Maine. They were also asking God what name to call their group. The original group included Cindi Schaab, Cindy Andreson, Cathy Koenig, and Rose Clark (who has passed on to God).
In April 2010, while at Mass, Cindi Schaab was given the word “Magnificat”. Excitedly, when she got home she called Cindy Andreson, one of the women in her group to tell her. Cindy Andreson, was excitedly trying to call Cindi Schaab at the very same time to tell her that she had discovered an exciting women’s ministry on the internet called “Magnificat Ministry”.
So, after contacting Kathy MacInnis in New Orleans, the formation began for Magnificat Maine. An intercessory prayer group was formed and has grown to more than 25 women who have been meeting monthly to pray since May of 2010. The service team prayerfully received from the Holy Spirit, “Mary, Queen of Humility”, for their chapter name. Father John Bacevicius, OFM was knowledgeable about Magnificat and he became our chapter’s Spiritual Advisor.
On September 8, 2015, the paperwork from the state of Maine for incorporation was approved. On September 15, 2016, the notification came through for acceptance in the Official Catholic Directory in the Portland, Maine Diocese. These were both Marian feast days. On November 7, 2016, Magnificat-Scarborough, ME Chapter was officially approved. Kathy MacIinnis poignantly revealed to the service team that this date of approval was very significant because it was her mother, Caroline’s birthday. Her mother, Ms. Caroline, had been an enthusiastic prayer intercessor for Magnificat Ministry, and Kathy said she has entrusted Magnificat-Scarborough, ME Chapter to her mother’s special intercession in Heaven.
The Holy Spirit has been forming and guiding this group each step of the way in miraculous ways. It has been a long process but God’s Holy Timing is perfect. Magnificat Maine will host their first Magnificat meal on September 9, 2017.
“My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God My Savior”!