AZ, Tucson

Welcome from Tucson, AZ

We welcome you to the webpage of Tucson, Pima East Vicariate Chapter. 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 Tucson Meal

Tucson Pima East Vicariate Chapter

Saturday, April 4, 2020

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

$15.00 per person


St Francis de Sales Church
1375 S Camino Seco
Tucson, Arizona

Special Guest Speaker



Lin Cross

Linda (Lin)vCross is the 7th of 10 children of French-Canadian immigrants.  Her parents won the “Catholic Kansas Farm Family of the Year”.  She is an author of 4 books: two books focus on the lives of two of her siblings, and the other two  tell of different pilgrimages she has made.  Lin graduated from the University of Colorado.  Her professional career included the positions of Director of Human Resources at the Daily Camera newspaper in Boulder and Director of Customer Services at Pensacola News Journal newspaper in Florida.  She also volunteered on 5 medical missions to Guatemala, Belize, Peru, Ecuador and Nepal.

She and her husband are long-time members of St Thomas the Apostle Church and are parents to 2 sons

Come and be inspired how God will “give a crown of beauty for ashes!” Isa 6:13

Magnificat Proclaims. Join us and see how God continues to transform inspiring speakers through His “lesson plans”.

Personal Prayer ministry is available after the meal.
Religious books and CD’s may be available at the meal.

The evening is designed to speak to the hearts of women.


Cost: $15 per person. Use form below to mail in reservation.

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All Clergy & Religious are Complimentary – Call (520) 237-7060 to confirm your attendance.

Please Print This Reservation Form and Mail it by April 1 with $15 per person to:
702 E. Blue Mesa Place
Vail, AZ 85641

Name ________________________________________________

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Address ______________________________________________

City ___________________________ State ______ Zip __________

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Enclosed is $ ________________ for _______________ Number of Reservations.

My donation to assist others in attending the Meal is included.  $ _____________.

  • For questions or reservations: call Gloria Roberts, (520) 237-7060.
  • Your check will serve as your receipt.
  • Your name tag serves as your ticket and it will be available at the door.
  • Open seating.
  • Diocesan Approval by Bishop Edward Weinsenburger
  • Spiritual Director:  Fr. Abram Dono

Future Meals/Events for our Chapter:

APRIL 4 with speaker Lin Cross

JULY 11 with speaker Jaime Spicker

OCTOBER 2 with speaker Bishop Weisenburger

NOVEMBER 4 – 14 Pilgrimage to Italy and Amalfi Coast


Remember our chapter’s commitment to Eucharistic Adoration and to pray the Rosary on the 20th of each month for the intentions of Magnificat, Sanctity of Life, Marriage and Family, and World Peace.

Service Team Members

Gloria M. Roberts, Coordinator

Maria Frisby

Celina Phillips

Fr. Abram Dono, Spiritual Director

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

HISTORY of the Tucson Chapter

(Mother Chapter for the Diocese of Tucson)

In 1991, Tucson’s Director of the Charismatic Renewal became aware of the Magnificat group in New Orleans.  He felt strongly that the women in his diocese should have the same opportunity for spiritual growth that this organization provided and began a search for spirit-filled women who would dedicate themselves to the pursuit of establishing a Chapter here.

A Team was formed led by Elizabeth Celenza and the 18th Chapter of Magnificat was officially licensed in October 1992.  Elizabeth served as Coordinator for 25 years.  The Chapter has been blessed with three different spiritual directors and many awe-inspiring speakers over the years who have ensured a very meaningful experience for those who have attended their Breakfasts.  In addition to the quarterly Breakfasts, the Tucson Chapter has sponsored Life in the Spirit seminars, Bible Studies and mini-retreats to enliven the spiritual lives of women.