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.

Our Next Meal

Hosted by Christ Our Light Chapter

Saturday, September 14, 2019

10:00am til 1:00pm

Open seating, please arrive early.

Hilton Palm Beach Airport
150 Australian Avenue
West Palm Beach 33406

About Our Speaker:  Kim Rodriguez-Torres

Kim Rodriguez-Torres is a wife, mother, grandmother and woman of God. She has been involved in different areas of Ministry for the past 30 years. She is a Commissioned Lay Ecclesial Minister, Certified Advanced Catechist, Retreat Facilitator, Prayer Group Leader and Evangelist. Worked as a Catholic School Teacher, Representative of Family Life and MOM’s Ministry.  Assisted on the Board of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal for Orlando and the Archdiocese of Miami. Kim is presently on the Central Service Team for Magnificat, the governing body for this World Wide International Ministry to Catholic Women.  The Magnificat ministry was born out of the Charismatic Renewal open to the working of the Holy Spirit in sharing their love, service and the good news of salvation.

Kim is the founder of “Bella’s Blanket of Blessings” a prayer blanket ministry that was started after her 4-year-old niece and goddaughter; Bella became paralyzed and was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.  These prayer blankets are for the sick, suffering and anyone else who needs prayer. These blankets have gone around the world to Canada, Haiti, India, and the Dominican Republic.  They have been sent to hospitals, nursing homes, homeless shelters and seminaries.  Bella’s Blanket of Blessings helps promotes vocations to the priesthood through prayer and spiritual adoption of seminarians and priest.

Kim is willing to share the power of prayer, the love of God and the mission of Christ any chance she gets.  When you realize what happened on the Cross was done out of love for you it changes your life forever. God is love…and she strives to do all in love for the greater glory of God.


Tickets to the prayer breakfast are $25 and may be obtained from our treasurer if postmarked one week prior (by Sept. 8) to the event, or $30 at the door.

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

Cindy Sheldon
3038 30th Court
Jupiter, FL  33477

Priests and religious may attend as our guests, but their reservations should be made two weeks prior to the event date by calling Cindy at (561) 797-2647.


  • Feb 9: Leah Libresco: Writer, Speaker, Instigator learn more at leahlibresco.com
  • April 13: Peggy O’Hara: Cursillista, Convert, and Joyful witness to Christ
  • Sept 14: TBA
  • Nov 16: Colleen Duggan: writer, wife, mom to 6 learn more at colleenmurphyduggan.com 


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

Join your Magnificat sisters for a time of intercessory prayer on the last Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Cathy Dorsey at 561-493-8833 or MagnificatPalmBeach@gmail.com

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


Peggy Rowe-Linn, Coordinator
Cathy Dorsey, Assistant Coordinator
Jaimee Perez, Historian
Cindy Sheldon, 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.