Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Kathy Evanina To Speak At Magnificat Feb. 7

Published January 8, 2009

The speaker will be Kathy Evanina, of St. Stephen the Martyr Parish in Lilburn, who will talk about her faith journey from a Catholic childhood to her college decision to leave the church and then her return as an adult. Married and the mother of two adult children, as well as a longtime member of the working world outside the home, she will share how God has spoken to her over the years and taken her life from one of asking, “is this all there is,” to one of living in God’s love and serving him daily.

Her talk will be focused on the Scripture in Revelation 3:20: “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him and him with me.”

The Magnificat meal is a time of refreshment and spiritual revitalization for women in a relaxed, prayerful atmosphere held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Killian Hall, 908 Killian Hill Road, Lilburn.

Magnificat is an international ministry to Catholic women inspired by the friendship between Mary and Elizabeth and their spirit of gratitude and praise to God. At each Magnificat there is an opportunity to hear one woman’s experience of the transforming love of Christ in her own life. In addition to the speaker’s presentation, there is a music ministry, a time of intercessory prayer and an opportunity to receive the sacrament of reconciliation afterward. The Atlanta Joyful Visitation chapter of Magnificat has been hosting quarterly breakfasts for women for over 15 years.

The cost is $10 per person and advance reservations are required by Jan. 31. Seating is limited. To make a reservation, please send name, address, telephone number and parish name, along with a check payable to Magnificat Joyful Visitation, to Lynda Cupell, 2140 Briarwillow Drive, NE, Atlanta, GA 30345. No ticket will be returned. Check-in will be at the door the day of the breakfast for those with reservations. No new reservations can be made at the door.

Priests and religious are invited to the Magnificat breakfast on a complimentary basis, but reservations are still requested for planning purposes.

There is no child care available. 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. Those attending are encouraged to carpool and arrive early. Catholic books and religious articles are available for sale before and after the meal.

Questions concerning reservations may be directed to Linda Cupell at (404) 634-8303.