A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Monday 22 July

St Mary Magdalene

Songs 3:1-4; Psalm 63; John 20:1-2 , 11-18

Called by name

Pope Francis calls Mary Magdalene the ‘Apostle of the Apostles’, and the ‘Apostle of the new and greatest hope.’ “How beautiful” he says, “to think that the first appearance of the Risen One took place in such a personal way! That there is someone who knows us, who sees our suffering and delusion, who is moved by us, and who calls us by name”. Just as Jesus surprised Mary when he called her by name, so he does with us whenever we are attentive in prayer and whenever we need to be. Risen Lord, help me to listen to the ways you call me by name today.

Tagged as: , ,

Comments are closed.