These reflections are a result of more than 40 years of ministry as a Roman Catholic priest. Most of these years I spent in the Diocese of Charlotte which covers Western North Carolina. Now I am retired, and live in Medellín, Colombia where I continue to serve as a priest in the Archdiocese of Medellín.

Friday, 22 September 2023 00:00

Saint Maurice & Companions, martyrs, September 22

Jesus journeyed from one town and village to another, preaching and proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom of God. Accompanying him were the Twelve and some women who had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, Joanna, the wife of Herod's steward Chuza, Susanna, and many others who provided for them out of their resources. (Lk 8:1-3)
As evidenced by the gospels, the earliest communities had little problem with women disciples, (especially since in the ministry of Jesus the women footed the bill!). Today is the feast of my heavenly patron, Saint Maurice of Egypt (d. 287) and his companion martyrs.

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