LA, Metairie

Welcome from Metairie, LA

We welcome you to the webpage of the Metairie, LA Chapter (Mother Chapter). 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.

Due to the coronavirus, check here periodically for updated information regarding future Meals & Events

Magnificat Prayer Breakfast

Hosted by the Metairie Magnificat Chapter

Saturday –  December 5, 2020

You need to check in at door, before sitting.

Copeland Towers PLUS Landmark Hotel
Chateau Ballroom, 16th Floor
2601 Severn Ave.
Metairie, LA 70002

Our Speaker: Sr. Jacqueline “Sr. Jackie” Jean-Marie Gitonga, FSP

Sr. Jaqueline Jean-Marie Gitonga, FSP is a member of the Daughters of St. Paul and currently serves as the National Director of the Pauline Cooperators, a lay institute of the Pauline family.  She was born and raised Catholic in Kenya, Africa.  In the summer of 1996, she attended a Catholic Charismatic retreat where through a powerful experience of the Holy Spirit, she received physical and spiritual healing and her Catholic faith became alive.  After undergraduate studies in Business, she came to the U. S. for her doctoral studies in Human Resources Development at the University of Illinois.  After graduation in 2009, she began her formation to become a Daughter of St. Paul and by God’s grace, in May 2019 professed her final vows in her home town of Nyeri in Kenya.  She is now currently missioned with her sisters at the Pauline Books and Media center in New Orleans LA where she joyfully shares the treasures of her life and Catholic faith with people of all walks of life.


Personal Prayer ministry is available after the meal.
Religious books and CD’s are available at the end of the meal.

Since the day is designed to speak to the hearts of women, free of distractions, it is respectfully asked that children not attend.


Reservation fee for the prayer breakfast is $25.00 please contact Jane Margavio. Please complete and mail the form below (include the names of the ladies that are included in your check).

Reservations for priests, deacons, religious brothers and sisters are complimentary, but reservations are required and this may be done by contacting Jane Margavio cell 504-884-6152.

Reservations must be made or postmarked no later than Wednesday,  December 2, 2020. $25 per person by mail. No money accepted at the door.

Reservations may also be obtained on-line for $25.00 (this includes the online convenience fee) for you and any guests by using this link: Meal Registration for Sr. Jackie   Payment is made through Pay Pal with your credit or debit card.

Please print and complete this form for Mail-In Reservations ONLY.


Name ________________________________________________

Guest(s) Name ______________________________________________

Address ______________________________________________

City ___________________________ State ______ Zip __________

Phone # ____________________

Email (Please print clearly) ______________________________

Enclosed is $ ________________ for _______________ Number of Reservations.

Please Mail Reservation Form and check for $25 per person, payable to “Magnificat” to:

Jane Margavio 306 Ormond Meadows Dr. Unit A Destrehan, LA 70047 or call Jane at (504) 884-6152


February 26, 2021                 Fr. Beau Charbonnet

June 19, 2021                        Noel Delery


Remember our chapter’s commitment to Eucharistic Adoration and to pray the Rosary for New Pentecost on the 1st 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.


Melanie Baglow, Coordinator
Lisa Winter, Assistant Coordinator/Secretary
Elsa Hodges, Co-Historiian
Sylvia Thomas, Co-Historian
Jane Margavio, Treasurer
Spiritual Advisor: Fr. Beau Charbonnet

Music provided by Kim Mouledoux and

Jamie DiLiberto

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 Melanie Baglow,  504-889-2431.

HISTORY of Magnificat Metairie, Mother Chapter

[Archdiocese of New Orleans] The first Magnificat Breakfast was held in New Orleans, LA on Oct. 7, 1981. During the next 6 years expansion of the ministry took place necessitating division of duties between two teams: a central service team to concentrate on expansion and a Metairie service team to plan the MAGNIFICAT Meal locally and have the privilege of being called the “Mother Chapter.”