The following comes from an email sent the first week in September by Pierre-Marie Dumont, founding publisher of Magnificat.

The MAGNIFICAT Foundation, in association with the Diocese of Orange, cordially invites you to attend the first “MAGNIFICAT Day of Faith” at the Crystal Cathedral, recently re-named Christ Cathedral. This historic gathering of Catholics from around the country is a chance to rediscover and celebrate the very heart of the Christian experience ─ the “joy of believing.” Guiding our hearts and minds throughout the day will be a particular emphasis on music, both sung together and prayed through the Liturgy of the Hours. Our day will conclude with Evening Prayer and a special performance of Bach’s masterpiece the Magnificat.


8:45 am      WELCOME ADDRESS Father Robert Reed will be our Master of Ceremonies.
He is a priest of the Archdiocese of Boston and the President of the CatholicTV Network.

9:00 am      MORNING PRAYER We will follow the MAGNIFICAT experience of bringing into the hands of every person the ancient prayer of the Church, traditionally reserved for monastic communities and sung six times throughout the day. Preacher: Father Kubicki, S.J.  is a regular contributor to Relevant Radio and other Catholic radio stations around the country, he gives retreats and parish missions, and since 2003 has been the national director of the Apostleship of Prayer.

10:00 am      FAITH THROUGH SACRED ART Father Michael Morris, O.P. is a professor at the Graduate Theological Union and the director of the Santa Fe Institute for Catholic Faith and Culture.

11:30 am      A FAITH THAT LIVES Mrs. Clara Gaymard, president and CEO of General Electric France, a wife and mother of nine. When asked what stands out above all, she points to her experience as the daughter of the Catholic geneticist, Servant of God Jérôme Lejeune.

12:15 pm     ANGELUS sung with organs

12:30 pm     LUNCH (included) Enjoy a lunch together on the beautiful Cathedral campus. Meet other attendees, speakers, and new friends from around the country.

1:30 pm      SONG AS PRAYER  Led by music director Chris Vath

2:00 pm      “GO, YOUR FAITH HAS SAVED YOU!”  Father Peter John Cameron, O.P., Editor-in-Chief of MAGNIFICAT

4:15 pm      EVENING PRAYER Concluding this momentous and historic day will be prayer for the evening, culminating with Bach’s Magnificat performed by the internationally acclaimed Pacific Chorale, led by artistic director John Alexander.

5:30 pm      CONCLUSION

To register, click here: Registration MAGNIFICAT Day of Faith