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


Saturday, November 10, 2018

9:00 am – noon

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


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


Guest Speaker: Ann Mudd

Ann Mudd is a mother of six children, grandmother of ten, and married to her late husband, Leroy “Buddy” for 56 years before his death in January 2017.  A graduate of St. Catharine College in Springfield, KY, author of two books and a featured article in Medjugorje Magazine, Ann was born and raised at Fredericktown KY.  Her life is centered on her family, church, and community. She is a devout parishioner of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, where she has served in various capacities over the years.  She was the President of St. Anne Altar Society, founder of Parish bereavement dinners, choir member, CCD instructor, leader of the children’s liturgy during Sunday Mass, Lector, Extraordinary Eucharistic minister, and Parish council member.   Ann has been on several pilgrimages including Fatima, Lourdes, Garabandal, Rome, and Israel.

The sudden consecutive deaths of her children, six weeks apart turned Ann’s life upside down.  How did she endure the inexpressible pain? Why did her children die? Many sympathizers constantly ask her, “How do you cope when your world suddenly falls apart?”  How did she survive and remain grounded in her Catholic faith?  Come and hear how God, in His infinite wisdom and love, prepared Ann years back for such a time as this.

Ann sums up her testimony thus, “This is the story of a faith journey, many miraculous events and an understanding that God had a better plan than I did.”

Come proclaim with Ann Mudd the greatness, and sovereignty of God Almighty.

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 08/18/2018 and mail to:

DeeDee Simon
1641 Linstead Dr.
Lexington, KY 40504.  

 Bring a food item per your last name:

 A-F:  Casseroles/meat items/cheese items

G-M: Coffeecakes/Muffins/Mini Bagels/Doughnuts

N-Z: Fruit (cut up and ready to serve)

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 24 – Speaker: Dr. Nancy Mullen

April 28 – Speaker: Vickie Kain Fister

August 25 – Speaker: Nita Clarke (See biography above)

November 10 – Speaker: Ann Mudd


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
Prays with individuals following The Magnificat Breakfast.
Contact Donna Goodman and the rest of the team at the Breakfast during prayer ministry.

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

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary
meets on Wednesday at 7:00pm inside the Church Cry Room
St. Leo Parish, Versailles, KY 40383
Contact the Church at 859.873.4573

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.