To explore answers to this question, the Women of the New Testament Ministry of St. Ignatius Catholic Community will present a Morning of Reflection in Observance of the Feast of St. Mary Magdalene, Apostle to the Apostles, on Saturday, July 21, in Ignatian Hall.
After a period of readings and discussions, our guest speaker, Dr. Patricia Fosarelli, will focus on St. Mary Magdalene: her importance and role in the early church; her being misidentified and maligned through its history; and her honoring by Pope Francis, who in 2016 announced the elevation of her memorial celebrated on July 22 to the status of feast day of the same importance as those of the 12 apostles.
Dr. Fosarelli is Adjunct Lecturer in Pastoral Theology; Associate Dean of Ecumenical Institute of Theology, and E.I. Distinguished Dunning Lecturer in Spirituality and Practical Theology at St. Mary’s Seminary & University. She is a strong advocate for developing women for leadership roles in the church.
Continental breakfast will be served from 9:00 – 9:30 AM. The program will end at 11:50 AM. Mass of the Solemnity of St. Mary Magdalene in the Chapel of Grace will follow at 12:10 PM.
The program is free and open to all.