Daily Bread for Tomorrow

Daily Bread

Sat. Jul 22, 2017

Sgs 3:1-4b; Jn 20:1-2, 11-18 

St. Mary Magdalene

Go to my brothers and tell them, “I am going to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.” When did this become the feast of St. Mary “Magdalene”? I grew up in the parish of St. Mary Magdalen, no fancy “e.” Mary was neither Luke’s “woman of ill repute” nor John’s adulteress, but neither was she some Kardashian! She dedicated her life and her resources to Jesus’ mission. In return, Jesus entrusted her with the most important news since Creation, the announcement of his resurrection. Maybe Pope Francis also hears Mary’s voice as he opens for consideration the question of the diaconate for women. Let’s listen in prayer, like any good “Christiane.” O Lord, you are my Lord whom I seek; for you my flesh pines and my soul thirsts.