All of you are the children of God, through faith, in Christ Jesus, since every one of you that has been baptized has been clothed in Christ. There can be neither Jew nor Greek, there can be neither slave nor free, there can be neither male nor female -- for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Galatians 3:26-28 


Mary of Magdala


Take a look at what up this year!

The Original Prayer of Rabbi Yeshua

Learn of the Aramaic world in which Jesus lived and the prayer as he may have taught it to his followers when they implored him: ”Teach us to pray.”

Get more information here.

A Statute with Limitations: Before #metoo

bookHope is being able to see that there is light despite all darkness - Desmond Tutu.  Follow it.

The book now is showing on Amazon. 


This link that will take the reader directly to the book.


Why I left the church, and what I'm hearing about it (Part 1)
The prospect of starting over after a lifetime is so daunting that I can see why many who leave the Catholic Church just give up on organized religion altogether.

Click here to read The original NCR article. See below for a response.

Why I left the church, and what I'm hearing about it (Part 2)
"Well, I couldn't NOT respond to this article in the NCR column penned by Melinda Henneberger that came through my inbox this morning."

Click Here to read the rest of the response.
Dear Community,
I am posting the excellent homily on the Transfiguration that I used as a resource today on our website because I believe that it is worth your time to either read or listen to it, or both!
Pastor Alice


Check out current social justice activities

Our Social Justice Organisations can use your help.

Take a look at what's coming up under "Other Organizations.

Don Timmerman's book, "Midwife of Grace"

"I served God as best I could, starting as a farmer from Dickeyville, Wisconsin, and then evolving through many roles."

The book is available at Amazon, but Don is working at getting copies that could be sold directly so that Casa Maria would benefit more directly ..... Jim
"Building Bridges with LGBT Catholics."

A talk given by Rev. James Martin, SJ, Editor at Large, America Media, entitled, "Building Bridges with LGBT Catholics."(Video)

Reflections of Wellness for Women

For more information, Go to the calendar page

Meditation on 9 phases of progressive enlightenment. Reflections on a Thangka painting portraying stages according to Mahamudra Practice
Hello everyone, In our gathering yesterday at MoM's Centering Prayer group, we spent some time gazing upon, meditating and praying with icons. I sensed a deepening and connection in this practice with most members there. One new member who hadn't centered before (we did have a centering prayer sit) discussed some difficulty in centering as one works with formlessness, esp. how to handled busy mind and thoughts/questions arising during prayer. We discussed the Buddhist notion of the 'monkey mind.' A part of that "monkey mind" teaching comes from a Buddhist Mahamudra Thangka (like an icon) from the East. Catherine, who was in attendance yesterday, requested the link the youtube video which describes successive paths to enlightens and inner unity..... Ronald Mendyke

Here is the link.


Church Activities

Mary of Magdala OUTREACH INITIATIVE – 2019

Our outreach for 2019 will include the continuous support for the following:

Wauwatosa Food Pantry – Food donations, non-perishables brought in to support the food pantry. (Jane R. delivers food on the 4th Monday of the month)

Methodist Bag Lunches for the homeless – Help make sandwiches, assemble bag lunches, and/or contribute food items on the 3rd Saturday of the month. (Mary & Joe Burke coordinate)

Dismas Book Collection - Prison Ministry – collecting gently used spiritual, uplifting, or inspiring books for prisoners. (Jane D. delivers the books)

Gifts for the Journey - Order on line at - bath bombs, lotions, soaps, gift sets, wooden soap dishes and soy candles are all made by the women of Claire Community. (Jean P. provides information)

Citizen’s Climate Lobby (CCL) – CCL is an international grassroots environmental group that trains and supports volunteers to build relationships with their elected representatives in order to influence climate policy. Involvement will be through signatures/letters sent to WI Congressional representatives and senators to support climate legislation. (Sr. Suzanne will provide information.)


  • JANUARY: Tricklebee Café & Gifts for the Journey (Jean P.)

  • MARCH: Casa Maria Catholic Worker (Roberta)

  • MAY: Hepatha (Binnie)

  • JULY: We Got This (Nancy B.)

  • SEPTEMBER: Pathfinders & Project Q (Dick K. & Jane R.)

  • NOVEMBER: Benedict Centers (Kari)