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”

Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary

By Joan Mitchell, CSJ A girl named Mary pledges her heart and hearth to a pregnancy and a child in Sunday’s gospel.  So attentive to the stirring of the Spirit is this young woman that she hears an angel speak and so unassuming is she that the angel’s greeting totally confuses her.  Who me?  FullContinue reading “Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary”