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St Mary Magdalen

The emphasis in the spiritual life is on our searching for God. It is difficult not to admit this from the abundance of scriptural sources and the the witness of the saints. We know the accent of seeking when St Benedict makes this the key vocation matter in his Holy Rule. Sometimes I wonder, however, if […]

St Mary Magdalen

The entire Church rejoices today on this feast of Saint Mary Magdalen, the first to witness to the Resurrection of the Savior. From Magdala, a region in northern Galilee she is the Apostle to the Apostles (a title given by Aquinas) an an evangelist announcing the joyful message of Easter to the whole world. The Magdalene’s name […]

Saint Mary Magdalen

Saint Mary Magdalen is honored today on our liturgical calendar. We know her for a variety of reasons but the most important one is that she is the first to encounter the Risen Christ. This meeting gave her the duty and responsibility to announce the Risen Lord to the Apostles. According to the Gospel of […]

Saint Mary Magdalen

We love Mary Magdalen because of the way in which the boldness of her love for Jesus made her stare death down beyond all human logic or hope.  For her there is no question that the Messiah of Israel, sent to redeem all humankind, and the Beloved of her most intimate heart are one and […]

Saint Mary Magdalen

The Church remembers liturgically the woman called the Apostles to the Apostles, the penitent woman who loved the Lord with a totality of being (Luke 8:2-3); from Bethany to the tomb to new life Mary give witness to something and to someone amazing! It is said that seven devils had been cast out of Mary (Mark […]

Saint Mary Magdalen

The day dawns, Mary, bright with joy, The Lord is victor over death; You hasten to anoint the Christ, The truth, thought cold and void of breath. You come in haste but ’tis to hear A white-robed angel gladly tell, “The one you’re seeking rose again, He broke apart the gates of Hell.” Your love […]

Saint Mary Magdalen: a witness to the “healing power of Christ’s tender mercy.”

“Everywhere in our culture, people seem so quick to condemn. It is very hard to find words of mercy or understanding for someone who has done something wrong, many good people out there saying things they know they shouldn’t be saying. People make mistakes. They sin. Some people do evil that causes scandal and grave […]