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