22 July: Happy FEAST of St. Mary Magdalene
Today in the Ordinary Form calendar is the (recently elevated) Feast of St Mary Magdalene. I wrote the following for my column in the print version UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald – which is availble in its entirety in digital form.
The Holy See recently announced that, in the Ordinary Form calendar of the Roman Rite, St Mary Magdalene’s annual liturgical observance on 22 July would be elevated to a Feast. Her new Feast was even given a new proper Preface. There is no way to arrive definitively at the identity of this fascinating figure. Nevertheless, it is good to see her