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!”

Gospel Reflection for April 21, 2019, Easter Sunday

Sunday Readings: Acts 10.34,37-43; Colossians 3.1-4 or 1 Corinthians 5.6-8; John 20.1-9 (10-18) Jesus said to Mary Magdalene, “Mary.” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni,” which means Teacher. Jesus said to her, “Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers andContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for April 21, 2019, Easter Sunday”

Gospel Reflection for April 16, 2017, Easter Sunday

Sunday Readings: Acts.34, 37-43; Colossians 3.1-4; John 20.1-9 (and John 20.10-18 to read Mary Magdalene’s part in the Easter story) “Then the disciple who arrived first at the tomb went in, saw, and believed.” – John 20.9 “Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the lord.” – John 20.18 The EasterContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for April 16, 2017, Easter Sunday”

Gospel Reflection for June 12, 2016, 11th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: 2 Samuel 12.7-10; Galatians 2.16, 19-21; Luke 7.36-8.3 “Do you see this woman?” (Luke 7.44) “Accompanying Jesus were the twelve and some women who had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities — Mary called the Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, Joanna, the wife of Herod’s steward Chuza, Susanna, andContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for June 12, 2016, 11th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for April 5, 2015, Easter Sunday

Sunday Readings: Acts 10.34,37-43; Colossians 3.1-4 (Easter Vigil: Mark 16.1-7);  John 20.1-9 (10-18) “I have seen the Lord,” Mary Magdalene announces to the community of Jesus’ disciples when she returns from encountering her Teacher on Easter morning (John 20.18). Jesus sends her as the apostle to the apostles to tell them, “I am going toContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for April 5, 2015, Easter Sunday”

Gospel Reflection for April 20, 2014, Easter Sunday

Mary Magdalene had gone to the tomb and found that Jesus was missing. She could not find him and was crying. Jesus asked, “Woman, why are you weeping? Who are you looking for?Mary supposed the man to be the gardener and responded, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laidContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for April 20, 2014, Easter Sunday”

Mary Magdalene—Apostle to the Apostles

By Claire Bischoff Quick! Think of one thing that you know about Mary Magdalene. Unfortunately, one of the things many people think that they know about Mary Magdalene is that she was a prostitute. As it turns out, this is a case of mistaken identity that goes back to the early church, when Mary ofContinue reading “Mary Magdalene—Apostle to the Apostles”

Gospel Reflection for March 31, Easter Sunday

Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and Jesus appeared to her.   Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord!” John 20:18 Mary Magdalene hears a man she supposed to be the gardener speak her name.  Like the sheep who know the shepherd’s voice in John 10, she recognizes Jesus’Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for March 31, Easter Sunday”