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 ofContinue reading “Celebrating Mary Magdalene”
Category Archives: Feast Day
Feast of the Annunciation
Today is the Feast of the Annunciation. To celebrate, we are posting a reflection by Sister Joan. Mary’s yes, your yes, the yes from the cosmos is all part of being in God. Blessings on your day.
Gospel Reflection for December 25 & 27, 2020 – Christmas/Feast of the Holy Family
Christmas Readings: Isaiah 9.1-6; Titus 2. 11-14; Luke 2.1-20Holy Family Readings: Genesis 15.1-6, 21.17-19; Hebrews 118, 11-12, 17-18; Luke 2.22, 39-40 There were shepherds living in the fields and keeping night watch over their flocks. An angel of the Holy One came suddenly upon them and said, “You have nothing to fear! I bring you goodContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 25 & 27, 2020 – Christmas/Feast of the Holy Family”
Celebrate Women of the Gospel
Today, July 22, is the feast day of Mary Magdalene. Mary Magdalene is first witness to Jesus’ resurrection in all four Gospels. She was among the women from Galilee who follow Jesus and provide for him out of their resources. From early Christianity she has been called “the apostle to the apostles”, the bringer ofContinue reading “Celebrate Women of the Gospel”
Feast Day of St. Kateri Tekakwitha
Today is the feast day of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, who was declared a saint in 2012. We invite you to celebrate and learn her story. Visit goodgroundpress.com for weekly gospel reflections, daily prayers, and free online spiritual retreats.
Tiny Retreat: The Feast of Corpus Christi
In honor of the Feast of Corpus Christi, the Body and Blood of Christ, we offer you a tiny retreat based on the feast’s Gospel. This retreat is especially for those on our email list who do not get Sunday by Sunday. Please feel free to pass the retreat on to a friend. To begin placeContinue reading “Tiny Retreat: The Feast of Corpus Christi”
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Patrick was kidnapped when he was 16, enslaved until he was 22, became a priest (not one his bishop appreciated much), and was sent to wild and untamed Ireland to witness to the Gospel. Many of us find a home in the Catholic Church because of Patrick. Pray his breastplate prayer below to celebrate hisContinue reading “Happy St. Patrick’s Day!”
Happy Eve of St. Nicholas!
Celebrate both St. Nicholas and Our Lady of Guadalupe this Advent. Click here to read, download, and print your own copy of Celebrate Advent Saints. Share their stories with family and friends. Visit goodgroundpress.com for more Advent resources for you, your family, and your parish.
Happy feast of St. Albert, patron saint of scientists and philosophers
We honor St. Albert, born 1200, by with this poem from another scientist and philosopher, St. Hildegard of Bingen, born 1098. As a woman, Hildegard was denied higher education, but she learned about the earth and its healing powers and about God from the nuns of Bingen. Both saints taught us that creation is ourContinue reading “Happy feast of St. Albert, patron saint of scientists and philosophers”
Important Feast Days Coming Up!
Two feast days of Gospel women are coming up in the next weeks. July 22 is the feast day of Mary Magdalene, first witness to Jesus’ resurrection. July 29 is the day that honors Martha of Bethany, sister of Mary and Lazarus. These women are pictured for you in Holy Women of Luke’s Gospel. MaryContinue reading “Important Feast Days Coming Up!”