Friday, July 24, 2015

Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene


Saint Mary Magdalene according to the fathers of the Church distinguish the three persons, the "sinner" of Luke  7:36-50, the sisters of Martha and Lazarus in  Luke 10:38-42 and John 11 and Mary Magdalen of Luke 8:2. The Latin Fathers believe that they are one person, however, some scholars believe that they are two if not three.

What is clear based on the reading the Church uses today for the celebration of this feast is the one who first encountered the Risen Christ in the early hours of the Easter Sunday.

Whether he is a sinner or the one Jesus expelled with seven demons or not, I believe will not matter with her after the centuries that elapse that had thought as such. What is important, I believe, is that sinners we may be, we have to come to Jesus to implore His divine mercy and received salvation and like Mary proclaimed to the world God's continuous saving act here and now.

Through the invitation of Rev. Fr. Jun Olaso, the parish priest of St. Mary Magdalene Parish of Magdalena, Laguna, I concelebrated with my fellow priest headed with the Bishop of San Pablo, Most Rev. Buenaventura Famadico thanking God for giving us a model of faith St. Mary Magdalene as the apostles to the apostles.

The Church was damaged last year before the celebration of the fiest of their patron saint but now the faithful have thank god once more as they celebrate their fiesta with a repaired church and convent.








































































































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