FL, St. Petersburg

Welcome from St. Petersburg, FL!

We welcome you to the web page of the Mary Immaculate Magnificat Chapter of St. Petersburg, FL. These are exciting times that we live in. Magnificat began 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.


Hosted by Magnificat of St. Petersburg – Mary Immaculate Chapter

Saturday, November 12, 2022

9:30 AM to 12:30 PM (Breakfast)

Please join us for the Cathedral’s Parish Mass at 8:15 AM in the Church

Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle – Parish Center
5815 Fifth Avenue North
St. Petersburg, Florida 33710

OUR SPEAKER:   NERMINE RUBIN                             

Jesus, through a Marian consecration and the Holy Spirit, touched Nermine Rubin’s heart to say YES and surrender to God’s will.  She travelled to remote areas of Africa in 2017 and witnessed people walking 3 to 4 hours a day to get water to bring back to their home or village.  After observing first-hand persons dying of thirst and hunger, having lost all hope, Nermine researched extensively and prayed for an optimal solution to address the root of their problem.  In 2018, she founded Water 4 Mercy and contracted with the world’s leading experts in solar, water and agriculture to provide a sustainable solution. Clean water, food and HOPE is the answer to permanently breaking the vicious cycle of poverty.

Nermine Khouzam Rubin immigrated from Egypt at 8 years old after she, her parents and 4 siblings lived through the 6 day Arab-Israeli War in Port Said.  Speaker of 3 languages with degrees in Psychology/Chemistry, Master in Business Administration and Master of Health Science. Nermine is married to her husband, Leslie, for 30 years and has two children, Samantha and Nathan.

A favorite quote of hers is “God doesn’t call the equipped, God equips the called. And you have been called.”  She says, “when you say yes and surrender to God’s will then He will keep moving forward and equip you with the right people and give you strength.”

Join us in welcoming Nermine and hearing more of her walk with the Lord .

               “Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart:  and ye shall find rest unto your souls.”  Matthew 11:  29-30


It is our pleasure to welcome everyone for a hot breakfast, prayer, fellowship, words of wisdom from our Spiritual Advisor, and praise & worship.  Then enjoy the faith witness of our speaker, Nermine Khouzam Rubin!

Personal Prayer ministry is available afterwards by the Magnificat Service Team and Prayer Team.
Religious books and CD’s may be available for purchase.

Since the day is designed to speak to the hearts of women, free of distractions, it is respectfully requested that young children under the age of 14 not be in attendance.

Adult daughters and granddaughters are welcome!


Limited seating due to social distancing. We will seat no more than 6 persons per table.

Reservations can be made by mail only.

Please send your check, in the amount of $18.00 per person, payable to MAGNIFICAT to:
Linda Barron, Treasurer
6069 Second Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL  33710

Reservations and checks must be received by November 7, 2022.  Please have your envelope mailed early to ensure enough time for the Post Office to process. Please print the following to include with your check:


If you have any questions, please feel free to text to:
Linda (727) 415-2693 or Jane (727) 452-7404
or email:  magnificatofstpetersburg@gmail.com


At the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle:

February 25. 2023 – Speaker:  Barbara Heil

At St. Jerome Catholic Church:

April 29, 2023 – Speaker To Be Announced


Remember our chapter’s commitment to Eucharistic Adoration and to pray the Rosary on the 13th 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.

Light of Christ Charismatic Prayer Group
St. Patrick’s Catholic Church – Largo
Parish Center
First Wednesdays at 7 PM

Fire in the Spirit Prayer Group
Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle – St. Petersburg
Thursdays at 7:30 PM

Third Thursdays – XLT (adoration, praise and worship, St. Jerome’s Catholic Church, Largo, Florida
6:30-7:30 PM

“Abundance” Holy Hour for Vocations, Cathedral of St Jude the Apostle -6:30-7:30 PM

“Rekindle” First Friday – Our Lady’s House of Prayer, Clearwater, Florida
Includes Mass, adoration, praise & worship and fellowship. 6:30-8:30 PM


Kathy Bolich, Coordinator
Jane Swan, Assistant Coordinator
Linda Barron, Treasurer
Christine Bray, Secretary
Kathy Rankin, Historian

Spiritual Advisor – Fr. Robert Cadrecha

If you would like to help with the 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  magnificatofstpetersburg@gmail.com.

HISTORY of Magnificat of St. Petersburg

The origin of our Magnificat Ministry came from New Orleans. Since it was born of the Holy Spirit, the Magnificat Ministry grew and spread and found it’s way to Tampa, Florida.

Helen Piazza heard about the Tampa breakfast and planned to attend. She invited Arlene Diaco, who was grieving the recent death of her mother, to attend with her. The speaker at that meeting was none other than Marilyn Quirk, one of the founders of the New Orleans Magnificat. Arlene and Helen had a wonderful morning and in thanksgiving, stayed at their table at the close of the breakfast and prayed their rosary. They were so filled with the Holy Spirit that they asked Marilyn that day how they could receive information about bringing the Magnificat to Pinellas County. Marilyn told them about a process that they would need to follow to bring the ministry to Pinellas, and it was a long process.  But another woman at the breakfast had already started the process and then had discerned that she could not complete the task, so she gave the Magnificat Handbook to them. They went home and called their friends Mary Mallette and Helen Ezzo and asked them to assist with the planning and implementation of a Magnificat. The four friends started calling other friends for assistance with the various committees needed to put on a Magnificat Breakfast. Word of the new ministry for women spread among the local community and Elsie Miller and Fran Wolfe decided to attend. Elsie and Fran arrived at the next planning meeting, thinking that it was the event. They offered their talents and the original service team for the St. Petersburg Magnificat was born.

The formation of the St. Petersburg Chapter was not as long as the Central Service team of New Orleans had planned. The Holy Spirit led our original service team and encouraged them and sent them the support and resources that they needed. The original service team of St. Petersburg was a group of faith-filled women whose belief in the promises of Christ overflowed into joy and action. They did not think about whether they had the talent, the connections, or the money to bring a new ministry to our area. They stepped out in faith and imitated the visitation as they brought Jesus to the catholic women in Pinellas County.


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