Saint Mary Magdalene Feast Day
Prayer Service and Potluck
Monday July 22, 2013
Vancouver Catholic Worker
1143 East Pender St., Vancouver, BC
The focal point of this celebration in Vancouver and celebrations around the world, will be Remembering the Women of Vatican II as daughters of Mary of Magdala. Celebrations will give name to these women, including Mary Luke Tobin, Pilar Bellosillo, and Luz-Maire Alvaraz-Icaza, who helped shape council documents and give voice to the silent majority in the Catholic Church. Their perspectives as women, sisters, wives and mothers living the Gospel in a secular world will give new life and meaning to Catholic women and men trying to relate the scriptures to their lived experience.
The prayer services call upon the example of the 23 women auditors present at Vatican II whose work, like St. Mary of Magdala’s, is at risk of being lost in Church history. Vatican II ushered in new era for theology in the Catholic Church, welcoming women theologians whose focus on feminist perspectives and justice have enriched the church. This year we celebrate the Feast of Mary of Magdala in gratitude for the women leaders who made this possible.
Please join us, all are welcome! Bring a dish to share.