Saint Mary Magdalene – 

We need to be messengers of the resurrection just as Jesus asked Mary of Magdala to be the first to proclaim to Peter and the others the good news of the empty tomb. We need to let go of our distant, detached image of Jesus so that we can take on the hard, demanding work of going forth and making known his presence in our midst. Our simple and quiet works of compassion need to reveal the reality of Jesus’ love in the lives of the poor and forgotten.