The Founders

Thanks to a completely unmerited grace, Linda and I have come to know Jesus Christ in a very personal and life changing way.Linda & Marcel - Office - 2

This experience awakened in us a desire to give our lives to God and live totally for Him in service to others.

From the outset of our courtship we suspected that there was a call on us to live a somewhat unconventional life. Immediately following our marriage in 1988, Linda left teaching to respond to this call. Five years later, following a lengthy and intense discernment with Fr. Bob Bedard, I did the same in order that together, we might both serve the Lord and His Church on a full-time basis. We’ve been doing so ever since. Despite our lack of formal training or academic credentials we have placed fully at His disposal what talents and charisms the Lord has seen fit to grant us.

The heart of our call has simply been to endeavor to live as a married couple, the “fullness of the Christian life*” ourselves and to personally strive for the “perfection of charity*” in the grace and power of the Holy Spirit. Magnificat Ministries is the vehicle through which we endeavor to share with others the fruit of that exciting journey.

* Lumen Gentium 40