Friday, July 22, 2011

Happy Feast Day of Mary Magdalene!



"We should reflect on Mary’s attitude and the great love she felt for Christ; for though the disciples had left the tomb, she remained. She was still seeking the one she had not found, and while she sought she wept; burning with the fire of love, she longed for him who she thought had been taken away. And so it happened that the woman who stayed behind to seek Christ was the only one to see him. For perseverance is essential to any good deed, as the voice of truth tells us: Whoever perseveres to the end will be saved." (From a homily on the Gospels by Gregory the Great, pope. Today's Second Reading. Hom. 25, 1-2, 4-5:PL 76, 1189-1193)

1 comment:

ginny said...

MY PARISH IS ST. MARY MAGDALEN. TODAY WE CELEBRATED HER FEASTDAY BY APPROVAL OF OUR BISHOP. WE ALSO ARE CELEBRATING THE FINAL VOWS TO BECOME A DOMINICAN SISTER AT MASS ON SUNDAY. SHE IS A FORMER PARISHONER AND A WIDOW, AND HER PRIORESS IS ALLOWING HER TO DO HER FINAL VOWS AT OUR PARISH. I LOVE MARY MAGDALEN. I THINK SHE IS THE BEST DISCIPLE OF JESUS! BEING A WOMAN IS A PLUS CONSIDERING THE DAYS AND TIMES SHE SPENT WITH JESUS AS A DISCIPLE.