CT, Fairfield County

Welcome from Fairfield County, Connecticut

We welcome you to the webpage of Fairfield County, Connecticut, Triumphant Heart of Mary Immaculate Chapter of Magnificat. These are exciting times that we live in and Magnificat began in 1981 for such a time as this.There are now over 100 chapters throughout the US and its territories and in many foreign countries.

Magnificat Breakfast

Hosted by Triumphant Heart of Mary Chapter of Magnificat

Saturday, May 7, 2022

9:30AM – 12:30PM

Doors open at 9:00am.

Ethan Allen Hotel
25 Lake Avenue
Danbury, CT 06810

Guest Speaker: Sister Frances Smalkowski, CSFN, RN, PMHCNS-BC-Retired

Sister Frances Smalkowski, CSFN, RN, PMHCNS-BC-Retired, has been a Sister of the Holy Family of Nazareth for close to 62 years; a Nurse over 55 years; a Certified Psychiatric Clinical Nurse specialist and, a Certified Chaplain over 30 years. Currently, she is the Director of Pastoral Care at St. John Paul II Center in Danbury.She started as a Staff Nurse and admitted the first resident in1984. She also maintains a  part-time private practice in Psychiatric Nursing and Spiritual Direction in her Monroe convent. Over 25 years, she has been involved in the formation ministry; taught in the Bridgeport diocese diaconate program; and mentored students in psychiatric nursing and chaplaincy.  She has written numerous short articles, songs, and poems. “Panning for Gold” is her poetry chapbook published in 2005.


Please print this form and submit to the Chapter:


Dates and Speakers to be determined.


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

Personal Prayer Ministry
Prays with individuals following The Magnificat Breakfast.


Carol Flynn Coordinator, Secretary
Roxanne Angotta, Asst. Coordinator
Pat Panniccia, Treasurer
Natalia S., Historian
Fr Larry Carew, Spiritual Advisor

We invite you to Come and See what Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women is about.  We will present an over view of the Magnificat Ministry and the many ways that you can get involved with our Magnificat Chapter.

We are excited to share just how this ministry impacts our lives every day! As we enter a new year, our Chapter is looking to grow and we hope that you will want to come and See if God is calling you to join in this wonderful ministry!

Maybe you’ve been thinking you’d like to get more involved, maybe you are creative and like to decorate. Maybe you are musical and could help with coordination of our music ministry.  Maybe you like to take pictures. Most ministries take place during the breakfast and remember any effort to serve God will make a difference.

Come Learn about … the different roles in our Chapter
Service Team : Coordinator, Assistant Coordinator, Secretary, Historian, Treasurer, Spiritual Director
Ministries : Social Media (Facebook, etc.) Clerical & Administrative, Hospitality, Intercessory Pray, Publicity, Music, Media Support & Prayer Shawl
Come and See.
Come and Listen.
Come and be part of our Team, so that together, we can Do something beautiful for God through Magnificat and bring others closer to our Lord and His Blessed Mother.
There is more, so much more… Come and See!

For more information about Magnificat, contact Carol Flynn, 203-775-3875

HISTORY of Triumphant Heart of Mary Immaculate Chapter

(Diocese of Bridgeport, CT)

The Triumphant Heart of Mary Immaculate Chapter was established in 2002 after several years of formation. It was brought to the diocese by our Spiritual Director Fr. Larry Carew who attended a Charismatic Conference and sat next to Marilyn Quirk on an airplane and felt the need to bring this ministry to our diocese. Our first Coordinator was Fran Karpiej who through her knowledge and determination established and incorporated our chapter in the Bridgeport Diocese of Fairfield County, Ct. Fran with the early team worked diligently and our first breakfast was held in 2002.  We have had some wonderful speakers Marilyn Heap, Maria Vadia, Donna Marie Cooper O’Boyle to name a few.  We give thanks to our Blessed Mother in overseeing each and every breakfast that we have held and the fruits that the breakfasts provide to everyone that attends.

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