The Jubilee Magnificat Day 2018, held in Brooklyn, NY, gave thousands of believers a tremendous opportunity to give thanks for all the graces God bestowed on so many through the Magnificat publication, first published 25 years ago, and the Magnificat Foundation.
If you would like to help us organize similar events in other cities throughout the country, please consider making a donation to the Magnificat Foundation. In doing so, you will help thousands more fellow Americans rediscover that same joy.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Worshipers React to Magnificat Day of Thanksgiving
Opening & Address by Fr. Peter John Cameron, O.P.
The Most Reverend Robert Barron & Evening Prayer with Benediction
Dr. Scott Hahn
Sean Cardinal O’Malley
Drama : The Seven Mysteries of Salvation
Click here for the Seven Mysteries of Salvation booklet
A symphonic meditation in two acts presented by the Magnificat Foundation
Click here for the Jubilee Magnificat Day Program
A program of the Magnificat Foundation and the Diocese of Brooklyn
What a beautiful Magnificat Day of Thanksgiving it was!
It was a first for us, so we really did not know what to expect in terms of the overall experience. We were overwhelmed by the magnitude of the event and the orchestration of its beauty. You could feel the souls in the theatre proclaiming the greatness of The Lord!
I want to thank all of you for an absolutely marvelous Magnificat Day, which had me glued to my television set for the entire day on EWTN! I loved it. The music, the performances, everything just kept me in awe. Kudos to the arrangers and all who had anything to do with this fantastic production! I look forward to another one.
I want to thank you for the very inspiring and anointed performance of the “Seven Mysteries of Salvation History” aired on EWTN today, October 6, 2018. It brought tears of joy, adoration, and spirit-filled worship into my life!!! I am a convert who entered the Roman Catholic Church the year you brought the Magnificat to the US from France. [...]. I am so proud of your fabulous presentation today which married my two loves: God and beauty, religion and art.
What words can I write to express the greatest “drama” in our lives! Incredible music, live performances, prayer, singing, giving glory to God! Alleluia, Alleluia!
I was completely taken by surprise how beautifully it came together so perfectly (all day)... We sure could use more of this all over the World!
Everything was wonderful and well-done. It was amazing! It was a blessing and gift for me to be able to attend. It strengthened my faith. It was the best retreat I have ever attended in my life!
Thank you, everyone, for your dedication and hard work.
I will never forget this retreat!!
God bless all of you who made this event possible.
I am filled with the Holy Spirit having attended Magnificat Day in New York this weekend. What a marvelous, spiritual day! While I admit that I do not appreciate symphonies as I should, this symphonic orchestra, along with the drama of the seven mysteries, stole my heart and spoke to my soul!
Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. Having the moment to meet Fr. Cameron was extra special [...]. I have always wanted to meet him! and believe I have been cherishing the Magnificat for close to twenty years.
What I was able to see was MARVELOUS, INSPIRATIONAL.... just WONDERFUL.
For me it’s encouraging to see people still supporting vocations, supporting our Church, supporting our priests and religious.
I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate this anniversary [than] right here in the Diocese of Brooklyn, where all the people meet from every race, every tongue, every background, every culture.
Fr. Anthony (NY)
I just love the Magnificat: I love the message it promotes and I thought it would be a great way to spend a Saturday. I think it’s what we need right now, especially in our country. It was for me very, very spiritual and I loved every minute for me.
The Magnificat Foundation and the Diocese of Brooklyn proudly coordinated the Magnificat Day of Thanksgiving in Brooklyn, NY on Saturday, October 6, 2018. This memorable day at the Kings theatre featured four of America’s greatest Catholic preachers: Fr. Peter John Cameron, o.p., Bishop Robert Barron, Dr. Scott Hahn, and Seán Cardinal O’Malley, o.f.m. cap.
After amazing successes in Orange County, CA, in 2012; Philadelphia, PA, in 2013; and Memphis, TN, in 2014; the Magnificat Day phenomenon was invited to Brooklyn, NY, to celebrate the worldwide Silver Jubilee of Magnificat.
A program emphasizing great classical music and art guided our hearts and minds throughout the day. It featured a unique symphonic meditation written by Magnificat founding publisher Pierre-Marie Dumont and performed by a world-class symphony orchestra and choir. Please enjoy the videos and photos chronicling the day, and invite your friends to experience for themselves the Brooklyn Magnificat Day of Thanksgiving.
Opening of the Magnificat Day
Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio
Bishop of Brooklyn
Celebrating his 15th anniversary as Bishop of Brooklyn this October, Bishop DiMarzio has spent his entire priestly ministry (over 40 years) in the areas of immigration assistance and refugee resettlement services.
Te Deum by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
for the Silver Jubilee of Magnificat
Fr. Peter John Cameron, o.p.
Editor-in-Chief of Magnificat
Father Peter was ordained a Dominican priest in 1986. After 20 years as Editor-in-Chief of Magnificat (his last issue will be the December one), he has been appointed Director of Formation for Hard As Nails Ministries while continuing to work with Magnificat as Editor-at-large.
Dr. Scott Hahn
A former Presbyterian who converted to Catholicism, Scott Hahn is a world-renowned speaker. His popular works include Rome Sweet Home and The Lamb’s Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth.
Grab your pre-ordered lunch boxes or have lunch outside on your own.
Feel free to venerate the relics of the Martin family or to visit the exhibitors’ area.
Symphonic Meditation (Part 1)
A living reflection on salvation history!
An extraordinary creation composed by Pierre-Marie Dumont as a very special and unique gift for the Magnificat Silver Jubilee!
Symphonic Meditation (Part 2)
A living reflection on salvation history!
Feel free to venerate the relics of the Martin family or to visit the concessions and the exhibitors’ area.
Most Reverend Robert Barron
Auxilliary Bishop of Los Angeles
Bishop Robert Barron is creator and host of the Catholicism series and founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries.He is currently Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
Update: Bishop Barron has been elected to represent the United States at the upcoming Synod on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment, in Rome.
He will not be able to join us physically but will be present at the event with a video message.
Prayer for the Evening and Solemn Exposition of the Holy Eucharist
Archbishop Christophe Pierre
Apostolic Nuncio to the United States
Seán Cardinal O'Malley, o.f.m. cap.
Cardinal Archbishop of Boston
A Capuchin Franciscan, Seán Patrick O’Malley was one of eight cardinals appointed by Pope Francis to the Council of Cardinal Advisors, to help him govern the Church, in 2013.
Closing Hymn and Sending Forth
The Magnificat Day of Thanksgiving took place in the world-renowned Kings theatre in Brooklyn (1027 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226).
Upon its opening in 1929, the Loew's Kings theatre was one of the most exquisite theaters in the nation. It officially opened its doors to the public on September 7, 1929. Its monumental restoration started in 2006 and marks the rebirth of a historic venue and its transformation into a state-of-the-art live performance theater.