Maryann Spahni of Lincoln, will be the featured speaker at the Magnificat Brunch hosted by the Ogallala Chapter, Our Lady of the Harvest, on Saturday, April 13 at Ogallala, at 9 a.m. (MT). The brunch will be served at Valentino’s, 55 River Road, off the I-80 Exit.
Maryann has had a life filled with children, though she never had children of her own. After graduating from teacher’s college at UNL, she earned a Master of Education in Counseling. She has been a teacher, mentor, counselor, friend to many in her 40 years with Lincoln Public Schools, the St. John’s CCD program and Youth Groups, FCA and personal growth classes at Northeast, Difference Makers at East, and presently serves as a counselor sub.
Maryann says, “My students teach me so much about life and living and being a survivor through some difficult circumstances for them. I could not have had all this love to share with them if I didn’t know and love my Lord Jesus, and I have come to believe that He has me right where He wants me.”
Her testimony includes the big and wonderful Boumann family that God placed her in at birth, her career, relationships, and how God has guided and led her as she trusted and obeyed.
Maryann will share how Ignation prayer has become an integral part of her life today and about the beautiful spiritual companions of all ages who continue to inspire her, as together they strive to know and love Jesus and discern what He wants them to do.
Magnificat is a ministry to Catholic women which began in New Orleans in 1981 and now has 75 chapters throughout the world. The Our Lady of the Harvest Chapter began in the Grand Island Diocese in 2002. Women of all faiths are welcome at the prayer meals.
Please send a check for $12 to Julie Sestak, Box 142, Madrid, NE 69150. Phone: 308-326-44314 or Email: jsestak1971@ yahoo.com.
Reservations also available at Ben Franklin Store and Silver Thimble Sewing Center, downtown Ogallala. Reservation are required. Deadline is April 8.