Mary of Magdala, Apostle to the Apostles Catholic Community

Grief takes time

2nd  Sunday in Lent,  February 28, 2021 Rev. Jim Ryan, M.Div.,Ph.D. Jesus’ followers knew he was in trouble even before he told them the first time that he was going to be crucified.  By the end of the 8th chapter of Mark’s Gospel, as we just heard, Jesus had already engaged in run-ins with…
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From ‘Yes, but’ to ‘Yes, believe’

1st Sunday of Lent,  2021  — Combined Eucharist of Inclusive Catholics, Melbourne and Mary of Magdala, Apostle to the Apostles Community, Wisconsin Rev. Jim Ryan, M.Div.,Ph.D. January 6 will become in the United States, I’m afraid, a National Day of Shame, just as November 22 is a Day of Loss.  To this day the…
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On the Road with Jesus – Road Trip Ecclesiology II

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Feb. 14, 2021 Rev. Jim Ryan, M.Div.,Ph.D. Mary of Magdala, Apostle to the Apostles Community Two weeks ago I invited us to consider the Gospel of Mark to be the map of what I call Road Trip Ecclesiology.  Jesus is constantly on the move in this gospel.  The Teacher…
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Sr. Nativa, CSJ my 2nd Grade Teacher

Sr. Nativa, CSJ was my 2nd Grade Teacher                     Rev. Jim Ryan In 1955 Sr. Nativa was the only African-American Sister in the Congregation of St. Joseph (CSJ), Rocky River, Ohio.  My family moved on January 1, 1955 into St. Ignatius of Antioch Parish, Cleveland where Sr. Nativa taught.  There were two reasons why we moved. …
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Belle’s Story

Belle’s Story  by Belle Snyder, Member of Mary of Magdala Community Belle Snyder, Mary of Magdala Community Member, recently quoted Ram Dass in a letter to me:  “We walk each other home sharing our stories.”  ( Ram Dass and the Seva Foundation are one google search away.) Belle has been thinking about this story for…
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