2021 Festival of Mary Magdalene

My graduate school professor made a large impact on me while we were studying the New Testament and I often quote her. She declared, “if Mary of Magdala was not the first witness of the resurrection, there is no possibility it would have been recorded in all four gospels in first century Palestine.”  

2021 Festival of Mary Magdalene

Today's reflection comes to us from Erin Duffy-Burke, contemporary Catholic priestess and theAlogian. Enjoy her beautiful reflection on Mary Magdalene's role in Erin's own calling to heal, teach, sanctify, and serve - to be a priest.

Feast of St. Mary Magdalene on July 22, 2021. Here's a little something on the history of her day.

Beguines

Many of the beguines were mystics and some were likely misjudged as heretics as they threatened the power of the Church and society. As their charitable works touched many lives, many people chose to donate their money to the works of these women; this threatened some of those in power for suddenly donations to parishes were declining. One pope required the beguines to donate a quarter of their collection of prayers for the dead to local parishes. 

Episode 25: Catholic Leadership with Kerry Robinson

Kerry is an international leader in the field of excellence in Church leadership. She has spent the last 15 years traveling the world, bringing together outstanding leaders in the business and nonprofit worlds with the ordained leaders of the worldwide Roman Catholic Church to achieve excellence in leadership and management.