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, June 19, 2021, 9:30 am
Resurrection of Our Lord Catholic Church, Pocahontas, IA

Our Speaker: Fr. Travis Crotty

Fr. Crotty, a recently ordained priest for the Diocese of Sioux City, is serving as parochial vicar at All Saints parish and as chaplain of Gehlen Catholic School in Le Mars, Iowa.

He is a native of Varina, Iowa and graduate of Newell-Fonda High School. After nine years of seminary formation he is glad to be back in Iowa and eager to serve the good people of the Diocese of Sioux City.

Pre-registration is required as seating is limited. Covid-19 protocols will be followed. Tickets are $20, available at PayPal or by mailing a check to Michele Leiting, 19546 Aspen Ave, Westside, IA 51467

Magnificat Prayer Retreat
Saturday, September 25, 2021
Cathedral of the Epiphany, Sioux City, IA

Hosted by the Mary, Undoer of Knots Chapter

Full retreat schedule announced soon.

1000 Douglas Street, Sioux City, Iowa


Our Speaker: Fr. Ryan Browning

Ordained a Priest of Jesus Christ 22 June 2013, Fr. Browning currently a parochial administrator at St. Thomas More Church in Elgin, Illinois.

He is a diocesan chaplain for the EnCourage chapter, the censor librorum for the diocese, and he loves every minute of being a priest.

Fr. Ryan Browning will write for you a prescription that not only brings the desire to pray into your life, but it will help you grow deeper in prayer.

Personal Prayer Ministry is available by the Magnificat Service Team.
Confessions will not be available at these events.
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 to the retreat are $35.00.
RSVP will be required. No walk-ins.
Tickets can be purchased through PayPal, link coming soon!

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




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
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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