IA, Sioux City

Welcome from Northwest Iowa!

We welcome you to the webpage of Northwest Iowa Chapter: Mary, Undoer of Knots. 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

Saturday, September 17
10:00 am-12:30 pm

Cathedral of the Epiphany, Sioux City
1000 Douglas St, Sioux City, IA


Our Guest Speaker: Laurie Walsh

Laurie Walsh, a retired therapist, probation officer and published author, first and foremost likes to think of herself as a Montana girl. She was raised in a small town with 2 sisters, attended Catholic Schools and attended the university there. Laurie began her interest working with people early on when she and her husband managed a state group home where over a three- year period, they fostered 58 troubled teens.

She & her husband “H” relocated to Arizona in 1987 where Laurie earned a master’s degree in counseling and human development. For the next 35 years, she worked with adults and teens specializing in cases of molestation, domestic violence, trauma and addiction. Laurie was the founder and coordinator of the Phoenix Magnificat Chapter for 8 yrs and returned to Montana continuing as the Communications Regional Rep. of Magnificat International. Laurie has been a featured speaker and trainer at various parishes, conferences and diocesan events in the U.S. and her greatest joy, is giving of her time to honor Our Mother Mary.

Personal Prayer Ministry is available by the Magnificat Service Team.
Confessions will not be available at this event.
Religious books and CD’s are available at the end of the day.

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

TICKETS for the September Magnificat Meal:

Tickets are $20, RSVP by September 10, 2022.
RSVP is required. No walk-ins.

Pay with PayPal here (link coming soon!)
To pay with a check, see below for mailing address.

Click on, print and complete the form below (include the names and phone numbers of other ticket holders in your group). Reservations CANNOT be accepted after September 10.


Please Mail Reservation Form and check payable to “Magnificat” to:

Michele Leiting
19546 Aspen Ave
Westside, IA. 51467

Tickets for priests, deacons, religious brothers and sisters are complimentary, but reservations are required. Please contact a Magnificat Team Member.


December 2022 – Date TBA, Resurrection of Our Lord, Pocahontas


Remember our chapter’s commitment to Eucharistic Adoration and to pray the Rosary on the 12th 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.” Ask about our current groups and those in formation!


Julie Storr, Coordinator, 712-335-4393
Deb Troshynski, Assistant Coordinator
Jada Hallberg, Secretary
Michele Leiting, Treasurer
Tandy Gulbranson, Historian
Spiritual Advisor: Sr. Anne Marie Walsh, SOLT

Would you like to be a part of Magnificat of Northwest Iowa?  Want to be on our email list?  Contact us at magnificatnwia@gmail.com

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