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Mary of Magdala, Apostle to the Apostles Catholic Community

Jesus on the Move – a Road Trip Ecclesiology

Rev. Jim Ryan, M.Div.,Ph.D.  jimryan6885@gmail.com Mary of Magdala, Apostle to the Apostles Community In the wake of cancelling our 10th Anniversary celebrations I have retained lingering as well as exploratory thoughts about community and our gathering in faith.  A favorite scripture quote for me that guides my view of who we are and why we…
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Rev. Bill Poole – a friend in deed

Rev. Jim Ryan, M.Div., Ph.D.     jimryan6885@gmail.com Rev. William G. Poole – or as everybody knew and called him, Bill – was a man of persistence toward and fixed visage on life’s qualities which he viewed as correct to hold.  Though his first career goal was to be a journalist he accepted the vocation of priest…
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True Community: invoked, awakened, …………..assembled

Rev. Jim Ryan, M.Div.,Ph.D.  jimryan6885@gmail.com Mary of Magdala, Apostle to the Apostles Community John O’Donohue in Divine Beauty (2003) on True Community: “As in the rainforest where a dazzling diversity of life-forms complement and sustain each other, there is secret oxygen with which we unknowingly sustain one another.  True community is not produced; it is…
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Sister Marie Gangwish, Sidekick in Ministry

Rev. Jim Ryan, M.Div., Ph.D.     jimryan6885@gmail.com Sister Marie Gangwish was a most enlightening mentor to me in the time I ministered in eastern Kentucky.  Marie was a Sister of the Congregation of Divine Providence (CDP), Melbourne, Kentucky.  While her community styled themselves among the pioneers of Catholic presence in the mountain counties of eastern Kentucky…
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Epiphany 2021- Myth, Meaning, and the Rule of 3

Rev. Jim Ryan, M.Div.,Ph.D.  jimryan6885@gmail.com Mary of Magdala, Apostle to the Apostles Community Today I plan to slide right on by the question of historical fact and “Did this really happen?” as we celebrate this Feast of Epiphany.  We will not dwell on the stargazing puzzle of whether the Star in the East was possibly…
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