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.
Our Next Magnificat Continental Prayer Breakfast
Hosted by Our Lady of Grace
Morgantown, WV Chapter
Saturday, March 19th, 2022
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
St. John University Parish Hall
1481 University Avenue
Morgantown, WV 26505
About Our Speaker: Donna Koller
Born in Waynesburg, PA, Donna was blessed with good parents, raised in a devout Catholic home, God was an important part of daily life. Believing she might have a call to the religious life, she spent her freshman year of high school at a convent/prep school. But God had different plans! She married her husband, Larry, 53 years ago and God called them beyond a covenant of marriage and family, into shared ministry.
In 1983 during a Life in the Spirit seminar at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Westover, WV, the Holy Spirit prompted her to give a very deep yes to the Lord. What followed was God’s outflowing of “Grace upon Grace, upon Grace, upon Grace!” Her son’s and mother’s remarkable healings–both in November 1983 set her on a healing ministry journey. After an auto accident in 1986 God further changed her life direction and set the stage for her to serve Him daily through a Christian bookstore/giftshop they opened that also became a spiritual growth center.
In the years that followed, God’s invitation of,
“The fire of My love will emblazon your heart—enter the fire,” permeated her being. It was her deepest desire….
She received graduate certification in advanced formative spirituality at Epiphany Academy, Pittsburgh, PA, an affiliate of the Association of Theological Schools along with graduate certification in spiritual direction at the West Virginia Institute for Spirituality, Charleston, WV. She is a member of Spiritual Directors International. She is also a member of the Order of St. Luke the Physician. Over the years, she has led healing missions in VA, NY, and NJ.
She and Larry co-founded Servant Song Ministries, an ecumenical, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, in February 2005 and served as co-directors at its Retreat House and Spirituality Center in Waynesburg, PA. They will be officially retired in September 2021. Donna will continue as a spiritual director and retreat leader/speaker. Come hear her story of the healing love of God at work in the world.
And Mary said: “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my savior.”
Personal Prayer ministry will be available after this Meal.
Since the day is designed to speak to the hearts of women, free of distractions, it is respectfully requested that young children not be in attendance.
- This in person continental Breakfast gathering will cost $16.00 if registering online and $15.00 if registering through the mail. Coffee/tea, donuts, boiled eggs, granola bars and fruit will be served.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
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UPCOMING MEALS FOR OUR CHAPTER — 2022 June 11th – Speaker TBA
ROSARY BLANKET OF PRAYER
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.
OUR PRAYER GROUPS
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:
WebLink – www.LoLradio.org
Email – info@LoLradio.org
Phone – 304-598-0026
Previous Prayer Breakfasts/Events
August 21, 2021 – Dr. Wanda Franz, Ph.D.
April 24, 2021- Sherry Chico
November 2nd, 2019 –Carolyn Cannizzaro
August 24th, 2019 – Derya Little
March 2, 2019 – Carla Comer
November 17, 2018 –Mary Rutkoski
August 18, 2018 – Diane Dudenhoefer
June 9, 2018 – Kimberly Hahn
March 3, 2018 – Mary Shields
November 11, 2017 – Bobbi Bankovich
August 19th, 2017 – Sr. Therese Marie Iglesias
June 3rd, 2017 – Nikki Bruni
March 4th, 2017 – Lynn Marlin
December 10th, 2016 – Annette Baber
August 20th, 2016 – Fr Patsy Iaquinta
March 12, 2016 – Dr. Carol Razza
October 31, 2015 – Kathy MacInnis
August 22, 2015 – Stephanie Solomon
June 6, 2015 – Taffy Archer
March 7, 2015 – Maria Vadia
October 11, 2014 – Gale Buckley
August 24, 2014 – Kay Gargarella
June 7, 2014 – Joan McHugh
March 1, 2014 – Irene Carubia
November 16, 2013 – Char Vance
August 24, 2013 – Joan Ulicny
June 2013 – Susan Conroy
March 2013 – Kathy Switzer
November 2012 – Debi Byham
September 2012 – Susan Potvin
June 2012 – Amy Betros
SERVICE TEAM MEMBERS
Mary Paul, Coordinator 304-319-2747
Beth Barill, Asst. Coordinator 304-291-4659
Katie Huffman, Secretary 304-685-7310
Claire Mey, Asst. Secretary 443-799-0522
Carla Comer, Treasurer 304-612-0267
Lynn Marlin, Historian email@example.com
Vicki Chase, Asst. Historian 304-216-7654
Spiritual Advisor: TBA
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!