Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Celebrate the Feast of Mary Magdalene Tonight

Mary of Magdala was the apostle to the apostles, commissioned by Christ himself to proclaim the good news that love is stronger than death! Because her story was conflated with those of two or three other women in the gospels and the gesture of wiping Christ’s feet with their hair, Mary came to be called a prostitute. But the gospel simply says that Jesus cast 7 demons out of her (he healed her of something), and that she and other women traveled with Jesus and the apostles and supported them financially. And of course, she was with Mary, the mother of Jesus, at the foot of the cross.

When: Monday evening July 23, 2012 at 7:00pm.

Where: Hubbard Interfaith Sanctuary, 959 Madison Avenue, Albany

Contact: Steve at (518) 370-1615 or Ellen at (518) 462-2299