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 over 100 Chapters throughout the United States, its territories and many foreign countries.

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


Please continue to pray for the day when we can resume ministering and evangelizing Catholic women through the Magnificat Ministry face to face at our meals. May God bless us all, keep us safe and healthy during this pandemic.


Our Next Magnificat Prayer VISITATION to be hosted by Our Lady of Grace, Morgantown, WV Chapter:

 Saturday, April 24th

9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.


Doors open at 9:15 a.m.


                                                               St. Francis de Sales Parish

                                                                     1 Guthrie Lane

                                                                  Morgantown, WV 26508


Guest Speaker:     Sherry Chico

Sherry was born in Scott Depot, WV, a small town in the southern
part of the state.  She was raised along with her two older sisters,
in a loving Christian home, where Jesus was placed first and foremost
in their lives. That early centering on Jesus has been her grounding force.
To this day, she credits her parents for instilling the love of Jesus Christ in her.

Sherry obtained her nursing degree from WVU. During her studies, she met and married the love of her life, Sam Chico. They formed their roots in Morgantown, and together, have raised five wonderful children and are blessed with four beautiful grandchildren.

Come and hear Sherry’s story of how surrendering her life more fully to Jesus, led her to the Catholic Church and into a much deeper, more intimate, walk with her Savior. You will hear how her faith was lovingly transformed through Baptism in the Holy Spirit, praying the Rosary, and receiving the gift of her prayer language.

It is a praise-filled journey of FAITH, HOPE, & LOVE.  Her testimony tells of miracles, healings, and her own personal story of being released from fear. A fear that had held her captive in a lifelong, secret struggle, with insecurity, self doubt, and anxiety.  She now claims and believes 2 Timothy 1:7 For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but one of  POWER, LOVE, &  A SOUND MIND.

Sherry’s prayer is that everyone can have the transforming power and love which comes from knowing Jesus Christ as their Savior. Please come hear her story and leave knowing the truth of Mark 11:23, that through our faith in God, we all have access to a power that can move mountains.


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

At this time, Personal Prayer ministry is not available after this Visitation.

Religious books and CD’s will not be available for purchase at this Visitation.

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 Visitation gathering will be free of charge however, we will accept donations to offset expenses.  Please click on the donation button on the sidebar and follow the instructions under the CHAPTER SHARE 5 STAR CAMPAIGN making sure you designate the Morgantown, WV chapter where indicated.  Thank you!


To register for in person attendance or the online zoom please email:clrpl09@gmail.com

 and request either in person or Zoom registration



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Please Mail Reservation Form with check payable to “Morgantown Magnificat” to:

Morgantown Magnificat
12 Whites Run Court
Morgantown, WV  26508


No other gatherings are scheduled at this time.  Please check back in June.


Remember our chapter’s commitment to Eucharistic Adoration and to pray the Rosary on the 29th 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 via the Uber conference call service until we can meet once again in person.  For the phone call-in, please dial 213-992-5682 then use access code 93368.


Previous Prayer Breakfasts

November 2nd, 2019 –Carolyn Cannizzaro
August 24th, 2019 – Derya Little
June 8th, 2019 – Fr. Jim O’Connor
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





Pat Higginbotham, Coordinator  304-296-8950
Mary Paul, Assistant Coordinator  304-319-2747
Katie Huffman, Secretary  304-685-7310
Beth Barill, Treasurer  304-685-4636
Lynn Marlin, Historian  lmarlin142@gmail.com

Spiritual Advisor: Father Vincy S. Illickal, T.O.R.

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 magnificatmorgantown.org


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 from 7 to 9 pm.  (For the time being, this in person meeting has been replaced during the pandemic for an online Zoom meeting)  Everyone is encouraged to join us. We spend time praising the Lord, praying the Rosary, sharing the Word of God, teachings and intercessory 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 the 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 over 100 chapters encompassing the United States, the Caribbean Islands, Canada, Malta, Poland, Ireland, Dominican Republic, and Uganda.

Bishop Foley’s love and devotion to the Blessed Mother is emphasized in the following prayer he has written, “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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