WV, Morgantown

Welcome from Morgantown, WV

We welcome you to the webpage of the Morgantown, West Virginia Our Lady of Grace Chapter. These are exciting times that we live in and Magnificat was begun in 1981 for such a time as this! Our Chapter is one of nearly 100 Chapters throughout the United States, its territories, and many foreign countries.

Magnificat Continental Prayer Breakfast

Hosted by Our Lady of Grace Morgantown, WV Chapter

Saturday, June 11th 2022

9:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

St. John University Parish Hall
1481 University Avenue
Morgantown, WV 26505

Our Guest Speaker: Eileen Benthal

Eileen Benthal is an author, speaker and a certified life coach with a special heart for people with disabilities and families who care for them.  She is the author of Breathing Underwater: A Journey of Hope and co-author of Navigating Deep Waters: Meditations for Caregivers. She also writes a bi-weekly spiritual reflection column entitled “Life on Purpose” at RiverheadLocal.com

In addition to these endeavors, Eileen is a worship leader in the Diocese of Rockville Center on Long Island, New York. She uses her gift of song as a cantor and in workshops and presentations in churches and healthcare conferences. She is a leader and speaker for Catholic women’s groups and worship leader for Magnificat Suffolk County Chapter on the East End of Long Island.

Eileen is a wife and mother of four children, the youngest of whom is now a young adult with disabilities who was born with a life-threatening genetic disease.  Eileen recently founded Johanna’s Hope, a non-profit dedicated to encouraging people with disabilities and their families to find hope and to advocate for their special needs. In her talks, and in her writing, Eileen shares her family’s miraculous and inspiring journey of faith in the midst of severe trials.

Eileen is a fierce defender of the dignity of all human life and a speaker who advocates for families and people with disabilities.  She has spoken at a press conference at the Capitol in DC on healthcare, and was interviewed on Sean Hannity Radio and Hannity and Fox and Friends on Fox News.  Articles and interviews about their journey and their daughter Johanna have appeared in the NY Times, the NY Daily News and on Fox 5NY.  Eileen has also been published in the Word Among Us and interviewed on Relevant Radio’s  Drew Mariani Show.  Eileen and her daughter Johanna appeared in a week long series featuring her book for Women of Grace on EWTN.

Come hear the inspiring testimony of Eileen’s story of struggle and faith.

And Mary said: “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my savior.”  Luke 1:46-47

Personal Prayer ministry will be available after this Meal.


This in person continental Breakfast gathering is free to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Morgantown Magnificat Chapter of Our Lady of Grace.



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 June 4th . (cash/check only) one time free event in honor of our 10th Anniversary


Please Mail Reservation Form with check payable to “Morgantown Magnificat” at:
Morgantown Magnificat
12 Whites Run Court
Morgantown, WV  26508

For registration questions contact:
Claire Mey at CLRPL09@gmail.com  or  Mary Paul at 304-319-2747

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June 11th – Eileen Benthal
August 27th 2022 Susan Pivarunus
November 5th, 2022 Colleen Criste


Remember our chapter’s commitment to Eucharistic Adoration and to pray the Rosary on the 30th 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.

LoL (Light of Life Prayer Group) Meets every Tuesday from 7pm until 8:30 pm at St. John’s Potter’s Cellar and at the same time via the Uber conference call service for those who cannot attend in person.  For the phone call-in, please dial 213-992-5682 then use access code 93368.

For further information about this prayer group or LoL Radio contact:

Web Link – www.LoLradio.org
Email – info@LoLradio.org
Phone – 304-598-0026


Mary Paul, Coordinator  304-319-2747
Beth Barill, Asst. Coordinator 304-685-4636
Katie Huffman, Secretary  304-685-7310
Claire Mey, Asst. Secretary 443-799-0522
Carla Comer, Treasurer  304-612-0267
Lynn Marlin, Historian  lmarlin142@gmail.com
Vicki Chase, Asst. Historian 304-216-7654
Spiritual Advisor: Rev. Fr. Brian J. Crenwelge

If you would like to help with a Ministry of Magnificat, or if you have a question or comment for our Service Team, please contact one of our service team members listed above.

HISTORY of Our Lady of Grace Magnificat Chapter – A Ministry to Catholic Women

After several years of discernment, prayer and formation along with the help of many brothers and sisters in Christ, Morgantown Magnificat held their first Magnificat Breakfast at Lakeview Resort on June 1st 2012.  The service team chose the popular name of Our lady of Grace for our Chapter since we have seen so many graces poured out upon us from Our Lady.

We began with a chapter meeting once each month and we were going to reduce those meetings to four per year just prior to the breakfasts for the purpose of preparation and intercessory prayer.  However, we found a need for the monthly meetings and continue to meet at Fountain View Clubhouse off of Lewis St. the 2nd Wednesday of each month (except for July and Holy Days of Obligation) from 7 to 9 pm.  (For a short time, this in person meeting was replaced during the pandemic for an online Zoom meeting.  If necessary at a future time we will resume via Zoom))  Everyone is encouraged to join us. We spend time praising the Lord, praying the Rosary, sharing the Word of God, teachings and personal prayer.  It is a beautiful time of nourishing fellowship.

We hold Magnificat breakfasts four times a year.  The program includes a shared meal, praise and worship led by music volunteers, a speaker who shares God’s work in her life, intercessory prayer and a mini teaching by our Spiritual Advisor. At each meal, a woman gives her testimony of how the Lord God has touched her life in an extraordinary way with His grace. The women in attendance come to understand that what God has done for that speaker, He can also do for them. This is a source of freedom and empowerment!  This witness of God’s action and mercy in the speaker’s life focuses on hope in the midst of adversity and brings to life the scripture quote: “They conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony.” Rev 12:11

Magnificat has been a means of spiritual growth for each of us in the leadership of our chapter.  We have seen fruits of the manifestation of the power of the Holy Spirit in the lives of all our membership through our gatherings.  It is a truly a very rewarding grace to serve in this ministry.

We all find this ministry begun in New Orleans in October of 1981, to be an anointed movement of the Holy Spirit. It has since spread internationally to nearly 100 chapters encompassing the United States, the Caribbean Islands, Canada, Malta, Poland, Ireland, Dominican Republic, and Uganda.

The late Bishop David E. Foley of the Birmingham diocese wrote the following prayer we would like to pray with you:  “O Mary, Mother of Christ and Mother of our Catholic Church, may all women of the world take you as their model of what it means to be a woman. May you, who are Woman of Faith, lead us by the power of the Spirit to a new evangelization of the world. Amen.”

Come and see at our next gathering!

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