Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Susan Buffington To Speak At Magnificat Aug. 18

Published July 19, 2007

All women of the archdiocese are invited to the Saturday, Aug. 18, Magnificat breakfast at which Susan Buffington will speak.

A member of All Saints Church in Dunwoody, the speaker is married and the mother of three children, and hopes to share the gratitude she has for her faith and the miracles she has seen in her family life.

Her faith journey, which began with a loving Catholic family and childhood, later led into a period in which the busyness of life seemed to put her relationship with God in the background. Attending a church mission, she felt a need to return to God and began praying, reading the Bible, and experienced a deep conversion.

The deepening of her faith came in and through her own family experiencing a series of tragic events. Yet she felt God’s presence surround her. In her experience, suffering can lead to growth, and prayer can transform pain into peace and hope.

Magnificat is an international Catholic women’s ministry founded in the Archdiocese of New Orleans. The Atlanta Joyful Visitation Chapter has been meeting for over a decade. All women are welcome.

The Magnificat breakfast is held quarterly at Killian Hall, 908 Killian Hill Road, Lilburn, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The morning is a time of friendship, spirituality and refreshment in the spirit of the biblical stories of Mary and Elizabeth who walked together in faith.

In addition to the meal and the speaker, there is a music ministry during the morning. Following the breakfast, the sacrament of reconciliation is available.

Tickets are available in advance for $10 apiece. Please send name, address, parish and telephone number, along with a check payable to Magnificat Joyful Visitation, to Lynda Cupell, 2140 Briarwillow Drive, NE, Atlanta, GA 30345. Please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope for tickets to be returned to you. Please mail requests for tickets by Aug. 8. Seating is limited, and tickets are not sold at the door.

Regrettably there are no child-care arrangements. In order to speak to the hearts of women undistracted, it is respectfully requested that young children not be in attendance.


For ticket information, please call Lynda Cupell at (404) 634-8303.