Jesus chose a woman, Mary Magdalene, to be the first to see him after his resurrection and the one to announce this good news to his other disciples. St. Thomas Aquinas recognized Mary’s unique role and named her “the apostle to the apostles.”
Pope Francis elevated Mary’s feast day, July 22, to the status of a solemnity. All the other apostles are celebrated with solemnities and now so is she.
You can honor Mary on her feast day by honoring a woman you know, or know of, who witnesses to Jesus’ good news of love and mercy.