Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Sister Margarita Martin, ACJ, Will Speak At Magnificat

Published April 11, 2013
Sister Margarita Martin, ACJ

Sister Margarita Martin, ACJ

ATLANTA—Sister Margarita Martin, ACJ, will be the guest speaker at the Magnificat breakfast for women on Saturday, May 18, at Holy Cross Church, Atlanta.

The Atlanta Joyful Visitation chapter of the international Catholic women’s ministry hosts the breakfast. All women are invited to attend this morning of faith sharing.

Sister Margarita is a sister of the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, who has served in the Atlanta Archdiocese for many years, most recently in Athens. There she lives in community with two other sisters of her congregation among recently arrived Spanish-speaking immigrants. The ministry, which she was led by faith to establish, is called Oasis Catolico Santa Rafaela. Over 200 volunteer tutors from the University of Georgia each semester assist the ministry in bringing faith catechesis and educational support to children in the neighborhood.

Their mission is to help the newly arrived to become part of life in the United States and to foster “wholeness and holiness” in relationships among people and with God.

The Handmaids’ ministry has been honored with awards from the Athens area Human Relations Council, the Red Cross, the Rotary Club, and others.

All are invited to come and hear Sister Margarita’s “Magnificat,” as she shares from her life of listening to the Lord and following His call in faith, most recently in “putting out into the deep” with the Good News of the Gospel, trusting in God and placing all in His hands.

The Magnificat breakfast is held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Doors open early and guests are encouraged to arrive by 9 a.m. Holy Cross Church is located at 3773 Chamblee Tucker Road, Atlanta, near the Interstate 285 exit of Chamblee-Tucker Road.

In addition to the story of the guest speaker, every Magnificat includes a time of praise and prayer, music ministry, the opportunity to share a meal with other women in a relaxing, faith-filled environment, a time of intercessory prayer, a Catholic gift and book table, and the opportunity to receive the sacrament of reconciliation following the meal.

Magnificat is an international Catholic women’s ministry designed to help women to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ and to experience the fullness of faith made possible by the work of the Holy Spirit.

Reservations are $15 apiece and must be made in advance. Please send name, address, contact information and a check made payable to Magnificat Joyful Visitation to Kathy Timony, 6170 Rachel Ridge, Norcross, GA 30092. Reservations must be sent by May 11. No tickets will be returned. Check-in will be at the door for those with reservations only.

Priests and religious are invited to attend free of charge, but reservations are still requested to plan for the meal. Since the Magnificat is designed to speak to the hearts of women free of distractions, it is respectfully requested that young children not be in attendance.

For more information, please contact Kathy Timony at (770) 263-6957. To receive an invitation to this or upcoming Magnificat meals by email, please send a request to