NY, Buffalo

Welcome from Buffalo, NY!

We welcome you to the web page of the Gentle Woman, Mother of Mercy, Buffalo, N.Y. 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.

Magnificat Special Event @ Our Lady of Victory Basilica

Hosted by the Gentle Woman, Mother of Mercy
Buffalo, N.Y. Chapter of Magnificat

Saturday, December 7, 2019

7:30am / 8:30am – 12pm

(Registration in the school 6:30am-8am, doors open 9:15am)
7:30am: Mass in the Basilica (optional)
8:30am: Welcome (in the school gymnasium)
9am: Boxed Breakfast w/book 
signing opportunity
9:45: Father Calloway Talk #1 “A Witness to Mercy”
11am: Father Calloway Talk #2 “Our Lady”
Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica
767 Ridge Rd, Lackawanna, NY 14218


Guest Speaker: Fr. Donald Calloway

Father Calloway has been called a modern day St. Augustine, as his story begins with a life devoted to finding the next party. This “surfer dude” was a high school dropout, a run-away, a druggy, in and out of rehabilitation centers, jailed, and was even deported from Japan for criminal activity. Of course, church was completely out of the question during those rebellious teenage years. His church was the beach and his god was his surfboard.
Through it all, like St. Monica, his mom, Mrs. LaChita Calloway, never gave up on him. She kept taking him back, and she never stopped praying to Our Lady and Our Lord for her son she loved so much.

His conversion story is amazing. By the Grace of God, his life was totally transformed-dedicated to God.

Father Calloway’s love for Our Lady has only increased over the years, and so he was inspired to write what is probably the most comprehensive book ever published on the Rosary. He has written many other books, videos, etc.

“For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future

                                                                              Jeremiah 29:11

Since the day is designed to speak to the hearts of women, free of distraction, it is respectfully requested that young children not be in attendance. Also please be aware that subject matter may not be suitable for children.


ALL TICKET SALES by November 29, 2019

ONLINE TICKETS – $35, received by November 29, 2019
$40 if received after November 29, 2019


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Magnificat Meal Reservations

TICKETS BY MAIL – $35, if received by November 29, 2019
($40 if received after November 29, 2019)


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Maureen Wilson
303 Meyer Rd
Apt. # 1403
West Seneca, NY 14224

Registration Information: Maureen Wilson: 716.683.2290
Email: magnificat.buffalo.1996@gmail.com



March 21, 2020  TBA


Remember our chapter’s commitment to Eucharistic Adoration and to pray the Rosary on the 8th of each month for the intentions of Magnificat, Sanctity of Life, Marriage and Family, and World Peace.

Bible Study and Prayer, “Women In the Bible”
St. Aloysius Church, 157 Cleveland Dr, Buffalo, NY
$20 fee includes cost of Study Book

We invite you to experience a 4-week prayer & Bible Study Event this Advent. Together, through this study and in the power of the Holy Spirit, we will come to know Our God better, hear His Voice, and consider how God is calling us into a deeper relationship with Him. 

Our focus will center on the stories of women in the Bible, who by their example, shine the light of God’s presence in our lives today. Come join us on this Advent journey of discovery…discover the Bible, God and yourself.
10am-11:30am, Wednesdays, November 20, 
December 4, 11, 18, 2019

To register or for more information, please contact Victoria Boreanaz at: vaboreanaz@gmail.com. 


Mary Kay Schaub, Coordinator
Cindy Watson, Asst. Coordinator
Christine Holden, Treasurer
Liz McCormick, Corresponding Secretary
Darlene Gorski, Recording Secretary
Judy Swain, Historian
Father Eugene Ulrich, Spiritual Advisor


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, contact us by Email at magnificat.buffalo.1996@gmail.com,  or call: Cindy Watson @ 716.773.5976

HISTORY of the Gentle Woman Mother of Mercy Chapter of Magnificat

(for the Diocese of Buffalo, New York)

Approved by Bishop Henry J. Mansell, the Gentle Woman, Mother of Mercy Chapter began in November 1995 with Holy Mass celebrated by Msgr. Leonard Biniszkiewicz, the Chapter’s first Spiritual Advisor. The first Breakfast was held Dec. 7,1996 with Rebecca Conaty as guest speaker and was led by the first Service Team consisting of Beryl Kinney, Coordinator,(deceased) Carol Throm (deceased,) Shirley Rinow, Cecilia Stack, (deceased) and Maura Nolan. Maura Nolan later became the Second Coordinator of the Buffalo Chapter when Beryl Kinney moved on to become the Regional Coordinator.