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All for Layna

Today is the feast of St. Mary Magdalene. Start your day by sorting through all the confusions accumulated around this Gospel figure — “apostle to the apostles,” according to Hippolytus. At Catholic Educator’s Resource Center, Father William Saunders has a good, short summary of St. Mary’s life and afterlives. The old Catholic Encyclopedia also does an admirable job sorting it out.

If you want to honor this great saint on her feast day, order yourself a copy of Amy Welborn’s book De-Coding Mary Magdalene: Truth, Legend, and Lies. You’ll find my review of the book right here. As my daughter Mary Agnes would say, it rocks.

UPDATE: Father Z is, as always, right on calendar with the good stuff, and in quantity.