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Mary Magdalene: Peering into the darkness

MARY MAGDALENE by Karen N. Canton 9-16-12 - 24x30 Fixed - Version 2

Peering into the darkness. Talking about it. It’s what women do. And at this time in history, when women are looking squarely into the darkness of sexual misconduct, rape, and gun violence, we in the religious life delve deep into the

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Women of Easter: At the tomb and beyond

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Without the sun to heat the Earth, this planet would be dark and cold. And without the women at the tomb on Easter morning, perhaps Jesus would have had to (choose one): 1) wander the streets of Jerusalem looking for his male friends

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Women of Holy Week: Mary Magdalene

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Over sixteen years ago, I had cancer (and have been blessedly cancer-free since then). Walking within sight of the valley of death is a pretty scary place. But I believe in angels. So I looked for an angel during each chemo treatment, each

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Mary Magdalene: True, bold and loyal

MARY MAGDALENE by Karen N. Canton 9-16-12 - 24x30 Fixed - Version 2

“Jesus died and rose from the dead.” While not exactly a ho-hum expression, we often take it for granted. Think then, of the resurrection from another angle: What if no one had been there when Jesus walked out of that tomb? Would

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Mary Magdalene: Peering into the darkness

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One of the things I like about Mary Magdalene is her willingness to look into the darkness—whether it be her own demons or the darkness of the empty tomb.  In John 20, my favorite account of the resurrection, Mary Magdalene sees that the

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Mary Magdalene: Once broken, twice healed; she showed up

MARY MAGDALENE by Karen N. Canton 9-16-12 - 24x30 Fixed - Version 2

“Jesus died and rose from the dead.” While not exactly a ho-hum expression, we often take it for granted. Think then, of the resurrection from another angle: What if no one had been there when Jesus walked out of that tomb? Would

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Women of Lent 5: The Women at the Tomb

MARY MAGDALENE by Karen N. Canton 9-16-12 - 24x30 Fixed

Women at Jesus’ tomb…their presence is reported in all four gospels, but what are the similiarities and the differences between each telling of the story in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John? First, the common denominators: Women were the first to approach the tomb

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