A major evangelization event took place in the Diocese of Brooklyn and it attracted thousands.
“It’s truly a day that we magnify the lord as Magnificat,” Bishop of Brooklyn, Nicholas DiMarzio, said.
Which gives even more meaning to the Magnificat Day of Thanksgiving. The Magnificat is a spiritual guide known to churchgoers around the world, helping Catholics follow daily mass and develop an enriched prayer life. The occasion celebrated the silver jubilee of the publication’s mission of evangelization.
“A way to give people the tools,” Bishop explains, “ they need to be firm in their faith, because they won’t evangelize unless they feel good about their faith.”
The anniversary ceremony was put together by the Magnificat family in partnership with the Brooklyn diocese. Bishop DiMarzio welcomed pilgrims to the King’s Theater in Flatbush. Joining Bishop DiMarzio were the Pope’s U.S. Ambassador archbishop Christophe Pierre and Boston’s Cardinal Sean O’Malley.
They talked about evangelizing the faith and led the pilgrims in the worship of the blessed sacrament.
Father Sebastian White, the Magnificat’s editor in chief, said “Today’s celebration, I believe, communicates in a powerful way that the catholic faith is working, it’s effective in the world, it’s inspiring people.”
Adding to the jubilee, a symphony orchestra played catholic musical masterpieces and an actress performed spiritually inspiring scenes.
A highlight of the day was the opportunity to venerate relics of the little flower – St Therese of Lisieux and her parents.
“It’s a wonderful opportunity for us here in the diocese to not only hear these wonderful talks but also to be able to internalize them and then share with others what we really feel about our love with Jesus Christ.” said Ted Musco, the leader of the evangelization team in the Brooklyn diocese.