Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Lisa Fiamingo Will Speak At November Magnificat

Published October 15, 2009

Raised in Marietta, Fiamingo said she had the “amazing opportunity” to attend the Franciscan University of Steubenville at the height of the charismatic renewal. Since 1991 she has been working in ministries with teenagers, college students and young adults in the Atlanta Archdiocese. She lives in Acworth with her husband and three children.

In her journey as a woman, she has endured the same sufferings that most women of today face, the struggle for authentic identity, anxiety and worry, materialism, health issues and understanding the men in her life. In all of these, she has persisted in having Christ as her anchor and truth as her shield. Marriage, motherhood and ministry have given her many opportunities to learn to be content in these challenges, surrender completely to her Daddy in heaven and live in the joy of the Holy Spirit.

She will share from her heart the experiences that led her to true contentment and the tools that she acquired in hopes that others who are struggling with the instability of these times will receive hope and peace as well.

All women are invited to take part in this morning of friendship, and prayer.

The Magnificat meal is 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, 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 on sale now—requests must be postmarked by Oct. 28. 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.

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