July 22, 2019: Feast of St. Mary of Magdala
Preaching for the Feast of St. Mary of Magdala (St. Mary Magdalene), Elizabeth Berne DeGear offers a reflection which explores the meaning of the word "migdala," the subjectivity of Mary of Magdala, and our agency today:
"Now is a time to celebrate. On this Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene
we can celebrate the power of her experience as good news. She is reminding us that we all have to claim our own experience as the good news. Jesus as rabbouni. 'My' teacher. Your teacher. And we have to go out and live it and preach it and teach it with authority."
Elizabeth Berne DeGear is a chaplain, writer, Bible scholar and Catholic feminist.
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