Posts Tagged ‘St Mary Magdalene’

How can the church honour women? Comments 0

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

According to the Gospel, the first person to encounter the risen Christ is the female disciple Mary of Magdala, also known as Mary Magdalene. John recounts the amazing story in the Gospel passage proclaimed at Easter Sunday Mass: “On the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the Read more

Pope raises St Mary Magdalene memorial to feast Comments 0

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Pope Francis has raised the memorial of St Mary Magdalene on July 22 to the level of a feast on the Church’s liturgical calendar. A decree titled “ApostolorumApostola” (Apostle of the Apostles) was published by the Congregation for Divine Worship formalising the decision. St Mary Magdalene is recognised as the first to witness Christ’s Resurrection Read more