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What is Magnify?

A night of adoration in the church with praise & worship to supplement that encounter with Jesus. In addition, we bring in a new speaker each month to give an engaging talk.

This night is the perfect opportunity to jump into something beyond Mass at St. Mary's if you're struggling to find an entry point. We'll have community that meets afterward, and prayer teams around the church during the night. Come on your own or bring a friend and spend some time with our Lord!

The livestream will be both on Facebook and on this page when the event is live.

Spring 2022 Magnify Dates

Join us in the church at 8 PM on these Thursdays for our Magnify series!

 

Michael Gormley - January 20

He has been working for the Church since 2005. He hosts the podcast Every Knee Shall Bow and is the Director of Evangelization at St. Anthony of Padua

 

Bishop Mike Sis - February 24

Bishop of San Angelo, TX, he was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Austin in 1986. His longest term of service was in campus ministry here at St. Mary Catholic Center, serving first as parochial vicar, then as pastor, for a total of 13.5 years.

 

The Culture Project March 31

The Culture Project is an initiative of young people set out to restore culture through the experience of virtue. They proclaim the dignity of the human person and the richness of living sexual integrity, inviting our culture to become fully alive.

 

Sr. Josephine Garrett, CSFN - April 28

Sister studied at the University of Dallas, completing a BA in Politics with a Business Concentration. She then entered the banking industry where she served for 10 years as a VP in the Home Loans division of Bank of America. Sister entered the Catholic Church in 2005 and later in November of 2011 began her formation to be a Religious Sister with the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth. Sister is now studying to be a Clinical Mental Health Counselor, serves in vocations ministry, and also serves as a speaker.

 

Previous Magnify Speakers

Check out their talks on our podcast Aggie Catholic Talks!

 
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Fr. Boniface Hicks

Benedictine monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey, manager and host of We Are One Body® Catholic radio, the Director of Spiritual Formation at Saint Vincent Seminary, and author. Listen to Fr. Boniface speak about being little and humble with Christ.

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Meg Hunter Kilmer

A hobo for the kingdom, speaking about the goodness of God, Catholic apologetics, Christian morality, and the life of prayer. Listen to Meg's talk about suffering and the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Franciscan Friars

Franciscan Friars of the Renewal

In imitation of St. Francis of Assisi, we seek to follow in the footsteps of Jesus, as a prophetic witness that life is a pilgrimage to the Father. Listen to Fr. Angelus’s talk on the Fire of the Holy Spirit.

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Jackie Angel

Full-time traveling worship leader, speaker, songwriter. Listen to Jackie's talk on Living a “Life in the Holy Spirit”.

Jonathan Alexander

Jonathan Alexander

President of Adore Ministries. Listen to Jonathan's talk on Scripture in the Life of a Catholic.

Ennie Hickman

Ennie Hickman

Co-founder of Del Rey Collective. Listen to Ennie's talk titled “Struggle and the Holy Spirit”.

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Scott Powell

Director of the Aquinas Institute for Catholic Thought, Founded Camp Wojtyla. Listen to Dr. Scott's talk titled “Discipleship and the Dictatorship of Busy-ness”

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Allison Sullivan

Author of RockPaperScissors
Host of SinnerSaintSister.
Listen to Allison speak on Missionary Discipleship.

 
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Marcel LeJeune

President and Founder of Catholic Missionary Disciples. Listen to Marcel speak on the “Kindness of God”

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Jason Deuterman

Director of Youth, Young Adult, and Campus Ministries in Dallas, TX. Listen to Jason discuss how a life with Christ demands suffering.

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Fr. Ryan Higdon

Pastor of St. Louis Church in Waco, TX
Former Associate Pastor of St. Mary’s.
Listen to Fr. Ryan as he discusses living life to the fullest and “Memento Mori”.

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Michael Gormley

Director of Evangelization at St. Anthony of Padua. Listen to Michael discuss “Life in the Church”

 
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Fr. Casey Cole, OFM

Author of “Called: What Happens After Saying Yes to God” and “Let Go: Seven Stumbling Blocks to Christian Discipleship.” Listen to Fr. Casey discuss Virtue.

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Sr. Miriam James

Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT), National Speaker
Co-host of the Abiding Together Podcast.
Listen to Sr. Miriam discuss how the Lord is not indifferent to what pierces our hearts.

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Dr. Edward Sri

Theologian, author, and well-known Catholic speaker. Listen to Dr. Sri discuss the “Life of Christ”