Aruba, Brasil

Welcome from Brasil, Aruba

We welcome you to the webpage of the Brasil Aruba Maria, Strea di Speransa (Mary, Star of Hope) 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 Prayer Lunch

Hosted by Maria, Strea di Speransa (Mary, Star of Hope)

Sunday, March 29, 2020

11:00 a.m. – 15:00 p.m.


Doors open at 10:30 a.m.

Occasions by Birthdays and more
Avenida Milo Croes 116
Oranjestad, Aruba


Guest Speaker: Catelin Lindor Caton

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction and faithful in prayer.”  – Romans 12:12


Laney was born in Birmingham to a loving Catholic family and raised at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Hoover.  She received her B.A. in Communication from Auburn University and worked in public relations before going home full-time to raise her family.  Laney married her wonderful husband Gary twenty-three years ago at Our Lady of Sorrows and have been parishioners there ever since.
Their six children range in age from twelve to twenty-two. Laney describes herself as no one special and  insists she is only “a Catholic mom living a Catholic life.”


Laney and Gary have two children with Cystic Fibrosis and have shared their family’s journey of caring for children with chronic illness on EWTN’s “At Home with Jim and Joy.”  Laney and her husband have also taken on leadership roles locally and regionally working with Children’s of Alabama and UAB physicians and staff as well as other parents of children with Cystic Fibrosis.


After falling away from her Catholic faith in her college years, Laney experienced a profound reversion to the Lord in her early twenties. There have been countless ways since then that He has poured graces upon Laney, strengthening and deepening her faith along the way.
Laney has dealt with struggles that have included depression, multiple miscarriages, and striving to raise a family centered on Christ and His Church. Through it all, even in the darkest seasons, God has never failed her and indeed is “able to do exceedingly abundantly more than we can ask or imagine according to His power working in us.”  (Ephesians 3:20)


The list of the many apostolates Laney has been actively involved with through the years is long. Most recently, Laney and Gary brought the Holy Spirit 101 Conference to Birmingham and formed a team to lead the ARISE Worship Ministry’s monthly Eucharistic Nights of Healing for our diocese at OLS. In addition to Catholic ministries, Laney seeks to build bridges and has a heart for unity with our Protestant brothers and sisters. She has been invited twice to be a guest on the WDJC Radio Show “A Call to Prayer” and last spring spearheaded “Gather,” a large ecumenical prayer event at a local high school football stadium in response to a series of suicides at the school.


Laney’s heart’s desire is that all people come to know of the extravagant love of Jesus Christ and have a personal encounter with Him. She thinks it is such a gift to be alive and Catholic at this time in history and believes we all have an important part to play in evangelizing and loving the lost and broken all around us.

To Him be the Glory!

Personal Prayer ministry is available after the meal by the Magnificat Service Team.
Confessions will be available at the end of the meal.
Religious books and CD’s are available at 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.


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


At all members of Magnificat Aruba

Tickets for priests, deacons, religious brothers and sisters are complimentary.
Please call Cordilia at +297 594 9595 or email 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 Cordilia and arrangements will be made for a ticket to be sent to you.


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5220 Crossings Parkway
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May 31, 2020 — Ladies night, Place to be announced
Speaker: TBA

September 13, 2020 Lunch at Occasions by B-days and more. Speaker: TBA


Remember our chapter’s commitment to Eucharistic Adoration and to pray the Rosary on the 3rd 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.



Cordilia Fun Jagershoek, Coordinator
Aura Kamperveen Wernet, Assistant Coordinator
Eulogia Koolman Curiel, Recording Secretary
Catelin Lindor Caton, Treasurer
Ingrid Maduro Gonzalez, Historian

Spiritual Advisor: Father

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

HISTORY of Maria, Strea di Speransa {Mary, Star of Hope} Chapter of Magnificat

[For the Diocese of Willemstad in Curacao]


Magnificat – A Ministry to Catholic Women

Cordilia Fun Jagershoek the founding Coordinator of the Maria Strea di Speransa Magnificat Chapter,

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