NM, Las Cruces

Welcome from Las Cruces, NM!

We welcome you to the webpage of the Las Cruces, New Mexico Our Lady of the Cross 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 Our Lady of the Cross Chapter

Saturday, October 31, 2020

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Doors open at 8:45 a.m.

The Farm and Ranch Museum
4100 Dripping Springs Road
Las Cruces, NM 88011


Guest Speaker: Sr. Heather Sikes

“Then the LORD said:  Go out and stand on the mountain before the LORD; the LORD will pass by.  There was a strong and violent wind rending the mountains and crushing rocks before the LORD—but the LORD was not in the wind; after the wind, an earthquake—but the LORD was not in the earthquake; after the earthquake, fire—but the LORD was not in the fire; after the fire, a still small voice.  When he heard this, Elijah hid his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave…” (1 Kings 19:11-13)


Sister Heather Sikes, OLS is a Sister of Our Lady of Sorrows.  She is from southern Louisiana and part of the alumni from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.  With a degree in Biology and certification in Secondary Education, she has taught elementary and middle school religion and science in addition to high school science in Louisiana.  Sister Heather made her First Temporary Profession in June 2018.  She recently moved to Las Cruces and feels blessed to teach middle school at LCCS.  She enjoys reading, gardening, basketball, and guitar.

Several past Speaker CD’s are available for purchase after the meal.

Since the day is designed to speak to the hearts of women, free of distractions, it is respectfully requested that young children under the age of 14 not be in attendance.


On sale September 19th through October 21st, 2020

Tickets must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door.



E-Mail: magnificatlascruces@gmail.com

Mail: Tickets by mail are $14.50 per person.
Send check payable to Magnificat, postmarked by October 17th, 2020 to:
PO Box 1387
Mesilla, NM 88046

Tickets for priests, deacons, religious brothers and sisters are complimentary.
Please call IHM at 575-524-8563 or email magnificatlascruces@gmail.com
to reserve your ticket.  For an accurate head count, complimentary tickets must be reserved.

If you are unable to afford a ticket but want to attend the meal, please call IHM and arrangements will be made for a ticket to be sent to you.


Please use this form for Mail-In Reservations ONLY. Complete the form below (include the names and phone numbers of other ticket holders in your group). Reservations CANNOT be accepted after October 24, 2020.

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Please Mail Reservation Form and check payable to “Magnificat” to:
PO Box 1387
Mesilla, NM 88046


January 30, 2021 —Breakfast at Our Lady of the Cross
Speaker: Olga Samaniego


Remember our chapter’s commitment to Eucharistic Adoration and to pray the Rosary on the 16th of each month for the intentions of Magnificat, Sanctity of Life, Marriage and Family, and World Peace.




Denise Anderson, Coordinator
Becky Gomolka, Assistant Coordinator
Theresa Daviet, Treasurer
Amy Apodaca, Secretary
Emily Paredes-Maurer, Historian
Spiritual Advisor: Very Reverend Father Bill McCann

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 us at magnificatlascruces@gmail.com

HISTORY of Our Lady of the Cross Chapter of Magnificat

The Las Cruces, New Mexico Lady of the Cross Chapter was organized in 2006 by Olivia McDonald.  With the guidance of our Blessed Mother, she saw the potential of the chapter.  Through her planning and hard work, she saw her vision through to its completion.  She became our first Chapter Coordinator and continued in that role for many years.

Magnificat – A Ministry to Catholic Women

Since its humble beginning in New Orleans in 1981, Magnificat has become an international outreach to women that has touched thousands of lives. It has spread to over 105 chapters encompassing the United States, the Caribbean Islands, Canada, Malta, Poland, Ireland, Dominica and Uganda.