The Sunday following Christmas is the Feast of the Holy Family of Joseph, Mary and Jesus. Long before Jesus gathered any disciples, Mary and Joseph dedicated their lives to doing the will of God with Jesus at the center.
Today is the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Here is a pair of videos I did a few years back.
St. Mary Magdalene is identified by name in all Four Gospels, but is also associated with Mary of Bethany, and two anonymous “sinners” to become a unique and dynamically substantial presence in Church tradition, born from her presence in the Holy Scripture.
How does Mary Magdalene reflect a kind of discipleship, and how does she compare with the “other” Mary of the Jesus story?