FL, Palm Beach

Welcome from Palm Beach, FL!

We welcome you to Christ Our Light Chapter’s webpage. 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 Meal

Hosted by Christ Our Light Chapter

Saturday, November 12, 2022

10:00 am –1:00 pm

Airport Hilton
150 Australian Ave.
West Palm Beach, FL 33406

Our Guest Speaker:Father Brian Flanagan

Father Brian Flanagan, pastor emeritus of St. Patrick Catholic Church in  Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

Father Brian grew up as a cradle Catholic in a family of eight children. His parents, Jack and Harriet sent their children to Catholic school through college. They prayed the rosary nightly as a family and were involved in parish activities. In many ways a typical Catholic family of the 1950s. Fr Brian, from the age of 5, wanted to become a priest and actually contacted the Maryknoll Missionaries in 8th grade about attending the high school seminary. They advised him to attend regular high school and stay in touch. Fr Brian was in high school from 1962-1966, during Vatican II. He attended college from 1966-1970, during the Viet Nam war era. When he finished his education, he wasn’t sure what we believed anymore; so much had changed. He never stopped praying but became an occasional Mass attendee. In the 1980s, while teaching at South Tech in Boynton Beach, a friend had the opportunity to go on a pilgrimage to Medjugorje. She asked Fr Brian if he would like her to ask the Blessed Mother anything for him; sarcastically, he said,” ask her what God wants from me.” He learned don’t ask the Blessed Mother anything you don’t want to know. Come and join us to hear the rest of the story.


Registration Deadline:  Mail must be postmarked by November 7 or email by the same date. (please email us if you mail in a check)

Register online now.

Email:  magnificatpalmbeach@gmail.com

Please send check payable to “Magnificat”
Peggy Rowe Linn
8430 Whispering Oak Way
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
$25.00 if payment is postmarked by Nov 7 or $30.00 at the door

Plan to join us, bring a friend and rejoice in the presence of our Lord. You will be blessed!

Tickets to the Magnificat Meal are $25 and may be obtained from our treasurer if postmarked by Nov.7or $30 at the door.

Please use this form for Mail-In Reservations ONLY. (cash/check only)


Please Mail Reservation Form and check payable to “Magnificat” to:
Peggy Rowe Linn
8430 Whispering Oak Way
West Palm Beach, FL 33411

Priests and religious may attend as our guests, but their reservations should be made two weeks prior to the event date by calling Peggy at (561) 685-3458.


We are prayerfully pondering our meal dates and speakers for 2023.


Remember our chapter’s commitment to Eucharistic Adoration and to pray the Rosary on the 2nd 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.

Our Rosary Prayer Groups

Magnificat Prayer Meetings

We are currently holding prayer meetings twice a month via Zoom. If you are not on our email list and would like to receive information about those meetings please send an email to MagnificatPalmBeach@gmail.com.

Stay informed of upcoming events by requesting the latest electronic newsletter. Simply send an email with the subject line “Newsletter” to MagnificatPalmBeach@gmail.com and you will be added to our mailing list.


Peggy Rowe-Linn, Coordinator
Cathy Dorsey, Assistant Coordinator
Maria Wooldridge, Historian
Mary Anne Gioia, Treasurer
Deanna Bartalini, Secretary
Fr. Mario Casteneda, Spiritual Advisor/Advisory Team

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 Peggy Rowe-Linn, Coordinator at  MagnificatPalmBeach@gmail.com

History of Christ Our Light Chapter of Magnificat

Magnificat Palm Beach Chapter, Inc., the Christ Our Light chapter was formed on July 17, 2003, by its original coordinator, Dr. Carol Razza. The original team also featured Kate Battafarano, assistant coordinator, Marcia Kurtz, secretary and Britta Neinast as treasurer. The first Magnificat meal was held at the Airport Hilton in West Palm Beach, Florida, with over 400 in attendance.

The first faith witness was Babsie Bleasdell who spoke of the power of the Holy Spirit working in her life. After Dr. Razza stepped down, Donna Holmstrom became the coordinator. After Donna’s appointment as Regional Representative to the Finance team, the current coordinator began serving. There have been four meals every year since its inception.

One of the many talents this variety of women, who have given their fiat to Magnificat, has is writing. The team focuses on publishing written reflections during Advent, Lent and during special holy days throughout the year, all designed to bring women closer to Christ. Some of these reflections have been picked up by the central service team and published in their newsletters. This chapter strives to be a model chapter for the world.

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