Friday, June 10, 2016

St.Mary Magdalen now has a Feast

St. Mary Magdalen's day on the liturgical calendar has now been elevated from memorial to feast.

The reason, according to Archbishop Arthur Roche, is that she “has the honor to be the first witness of the Lord’s resurrection.”
“She is the witness to the risen Christ and announces the message of the Lord’s resurrection just like the rest of the Apostles,” he said, explaining that for this reason “it is right that the liturgical celebration of this woman should have the same rank of Feast as that given to the celebration of the Apostles in the General Roman Calendar.”
This article has the complete text of the statement from the Congregations for Divine Worship.
File:Rembrandt van Rijn - Christ and St Mary Magdalen at the Tomb - Google Art Project.jpg


4 comments:

  1. Short Reading
    1 Corinthians 2:7-10
    The hidden wisdom of God which we teach in our mysteries is the wisdom that God predestined to be for our glory before the ages began. It is a wisdom that none of the masters of this age have ever known, or they would not have crucified the Lord of Glory; we teach what scripture calls: the things that no eye has seen and no ear has heard, things beyond the mind of man, all that God has prepared for those who love him. These are the very things that God has revealed to us through the Spirit.

    Taken from today's EP

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  2. AWSOME! I love Saint Mary Magdaline. We have a lot in common, in that God has forgiven much in our lives and pasts. St.Mary Magdalone Pray for Us.

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  3. AWSOME! I love Saint Mary Magdaline. We have a lot in common, in that God has forgiven much in our lives and pasts. St.Mary Magdalone Pray for Us.

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  4. Lauds June 14
    Ant.2 My soul has yearned for you in the night, and as morning breaks I watch for your coming.

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