This summer, from July 1-4, an event is taking place in Orlando that is sure to be a major first step in the revitalization and renewal of the Catholic Church in America:
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will convene an
unprecedented Convocation of Catholic Leaders
to study and to find solutions to the greatest challenges in our time.
Almost 4,000 Catholic leaders from all across the U.S. will gather to:
In recognition of its growing spiritual impact on the lives of many Catholics across the country, the Magnificat Foundation has been invited to play an integral role in the organization of this unique convocation. But the help and support that we are to bring to the USCCB is to be at our own expense.
Here is a sampling of what your tax-exempt contribution will help us to achieve at the Convocation:
Evangelizing with enthusiasm!
The publishers of Magnificat and the Magnificat Foundation share certain fundamental goals: to spread the Gospel and to promote a deeper relationship with Jesus, his Blessed Mother, and his Church, in what we call the Magnificat Way of Life: a life of joyous faith lived boldly, manifested in beautiful liturgy, prayer traditions, and Catholic culture made available to all.
With your support we can share the Magnificat Way of Life with thousands of influential leaders. Think of how it will spread throughout the Church when these leaders return to their parishes!
President of the Magnificat Foundation
I cannot tell you, after creating the Magnificat magazine, how many people have said to me “Magnificat has changed my life.” Yet, we did nothing other than to make available the beauty of the Liturgy of the Hours and the treasures of Catholic Tradition.
Encouraged by many friends and subscribers of all ages who asked us to organize a religious charity separate from the publication to permit more of the faithful to participate in the good works inspired by Magnificat, we formed the Magnificat Foundation under the patronage of His Eminence Seán Cardinal O’Malley, o.f.m. Cap. Its purpose is to promote, or to see promoted, what I would call the “Magnificat way of life.”
What is this “Magnificat way of life”? It is a life modeled on Mary’s Magnificat: on her unreserved and joyful “yes” to God’s amazing invitation to bring Jesus into one’s life and into the world. It is reflected in the way Mary’s Magnificat has been carried out through time and space, through prayer, art, and joy by so many Christian people. Simply put, the “Magnificat way of life” is a daily Christian life, dedicated to participating in and sharing God's Truth, Beauty, and Goodness in all its forms.
Here are some of the endeavors of the Magnificat Foundation to make the “Magnificat way of life” a vivid reality:
For the Magnificat Foundation to reach as many people as possible with its message of love, faith and divine inspiration, we need your help. The various projects sponsored by the Magnificat Foundation - the Magnificat Days, the Magnificat Lectures - can be maintained only with financial support. Your gift to the Magnificat Foundation’s tax-deductible fund is therefore very important.
Thank you for your generosity, and may God bless you!
Founding Publisher of Magnificat