Saint of the Week – St. Mary Magdalene

Feast Day – July 22, 2019

Today we celebrate St. Mary Magdalene, who was the first witness to the Resurrection and carried that news to the others. Because of this, St. Augustine called her “apostola apostolorum,” the apostle to the apostles. On June 3, 2016, Pope Francis raised her liturgical observance from a memorial to a feast—the same rank as the observances accorded to the apostles.