KY, Lexington

Welcome from Lexington, KY.

We welcome you to the webpage of Mary’s Garden Lexington, Kentucky Chapter of Magnificat. 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 Prayer Breakfast

Hosted by the Mary’s Garden Lexington Diocese Chapter of Magnificat – Celebrating Twenty-Five Years Anniversary!!!


Saturday, February 23, 2019

9:00 am – noon

There will be an optional Mass at 8:00 am at Cathedral of Christ the King
Lexington, KY
Everyone is Welcome


Breakfast Location:
Cathedral of Christ the King
299 Colony Blvd. (Hehman Hall)
Lexington, KY


Guest Speaker: Father Stephen J. Mondiek

Father Stephen J. Mondiek of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati has been a priest for over 15 years.  Prior to that he studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Dayton, and worked as an engineer for over 20 years before joining the priesthood.

As a late vocation to the priesthood, the transition was slow and difficult.  He struggled with theology and philosophy.  Our Lord Jesus encouraged him to persevere.  Finally, through the Schoenstatt Movement in the Covenant of Love, our Lady helped him to joyfully accept his call to the priesthood.  A few years ago, Fr. Mondiek was introduced to a saint following an encounter.   Thereafter, Father asked the saint to heal him of a physical ailment.  To his amazement, he received healing.  Subsequently, he developed a close relationship with the saint and has given several talks about the powerful intercessory role that our Lord bestowed on this saint.  Father is always quick to say that this saint, “… is a wonder worker!  A saint for our times.”   Who is this saint?  Who introduced this saint to Father Mondiek?  Come and hear about this “wonder worker” and how the whole encounter has transformed Father’s faith journey.  Father now encourages devotion to this saint.  Many now flock to the shrine dedicated to this saint seeking healing.   Come and hear about the goodness of God, and the love and helpfulness of our Blessed Mother.

Come proclaim with Fr. Mondiek the greatness of God in the Blessed Mother and His saints.

We do not assign seats so arrive early to check in at the Reservation Table and find seat(s) before the program begins.

Prayer teams are available following the meal.

Religious materials including CD’s of past talks, will be available at our Product table.


To make your reservation send a $12.00 check payable to “Magnificat” early in advance before 02/16/2019 and mail to:

Debbie Lane
3365 Commodre #422
Lexington, KY 40502.  

 Bring a food item per your last name:

 A-F:  Fruit (cut up and ready to serve)

G-M: Casseroles/meat items/cheese items

N-Z: Coffeecakes/Muffins/Mini Bagels/Doughnuts

You may also pay at the door. However once the Hall reaches its capacity reservations will no more be accepted. We do encourage all to make reservation in advance.

Donation to help others attend is also welcomed.

Questions? Contact Nkechi Amadife at or call her at (859)879-9433 or e-mail Pat Hunt at


February 23 – Speaker: Fr. Stephen J. Mondiek

April 27 – Speaker: TBA

September 14 – Speaker: TBA

November 9 – Speaker: TBA


Remember our chapter’s commitment to Eucharistic Adoration and to pray the Rosary on the 27th of each month for the intentions of Magnificat, Sanctity of Life, Our Beloved Priests, Marriage & Family, and World Peace.


Is God calling you to be in a Prayer Group or start one with the blessing of your Pastor? Jesus said “Wherever two or three are gathered in My Name, there I am in their midst.” Our prayer groups are open to all.

Personal Prayer Ministry
Our Prayer team prays with individuals following The Magnificat Breakfast.

Charismatic and Intercessory Prayer Information:

Contact Laura Westbrook at

Queen of Peace Prayer Group
meets on Thursday at 6:30 pm, inside the Church at
Cathedral of Christ the King. 299 Colony Blvd. Lexington, KY 40502-2322
Contact the Church for Dolly Terek at 859.268.2861

Join a Prayer Group in your Parish.  In the absence of one, work with your Pastor to start one.  Stay “plugged in” until our next Magnificat Prayer Breakfast.


Nkechi Amadife: Coordinator
Pat Hunt: Asst. Coordinator
Ellen Grisanti: Secretary
Laura Westbrook: Treasurer

Spiritual Adviser – Fr Steve Roberts.

For more information about Magnificat, contact Nkechi Amadife at or call 859-879-9433.

To be added to our Mailing List, send an email to Nkechi Amadife 

HISTORY of Mary’s Garden Chapter, Lexington Diocese, KY

[Chapter Established in 1994]

Mary’s Garden Lexington Chapter Magnificat was started and named by Lynn Northram.  The desire for such a Ministry consumed her until its fruition.  The pioneer Service Team members were: Lynn Northram, Judy Paternostro, Anne Sension, Linda Harris, Lou Mattone, and Pat Rupinen.

After formation, the very first Magnificat Breakfast was held on March 26, 1994 at the former Convent at Christ the King in Lexington.  The first Magnificat Speaker was Nancy Shuman, and about thirty women were in attendance.

Decades later, the chapter is growing strong.  As at the year 2017 to date Service Team members are: Nkechi Amadife –Coordinator; Pat Hunt –Asst. Coordinator; Ellen Grisanti -Secretary; Laura Westbrook – Treasurer.   The Chapter’s Spiritual Adviser is Fr Steve Roberts.   The Chapter celebrated its twentieth anniversary in 2014 as it looks forward to its upcoming Silver Jubilee celebration on February 23, 2019.