Memorial of Saint Mary Magdalene

Today the Church celebrates St. Mary Magdalene.  She had a deep relationship with Jesus.  She knew who she was to him.  In our Gospel readings, she utters powerful words about being graced to experience the Risen Christ. We hear her claim an astounding truth: “I have seen the Lord.”

Can we not say the same?  Surely we have seen the Lord in our lives.  How so?  Reflect upon when you have definitely seen the Lord, without any doubt.  Just as Christ chose to reveal himself to St. Mary Magdalene, he wants you to experience his Risen presence of love, faith, freedom, joy, hope and strength—what St. Ignatius called consolation.

July 22nd, 2014