Magdala is a conciliary (a place to gather and listen to God’s word from the lips of God’s people). Its mission is to foster, promote and share feminine sanctity and wisdom through the love of Jesus Christ.
Magdala is formed in response to Pope Francis’ invitation –
1. to develop a profound theology of women,
2. to interpret and understand the feminine dimension of the Church,
3. to advance participation of women in all levels of Church and society.
Magdala offers discussion, education, relationship and community. Meeting once a month, subjects and themes to be shared include awareness and knowledge of feminine principles, influences from scripture and culture, defining feminine genius and natural/spiritual maternity.
Future subjects will explore feminine virtues and the wisdom and work of female saints along with participants’ individual life and faith experiences.
Magdala is a Toronto-based initiative for complementing and contributing to a series of seminars scheduled for 2016-2018 in Rome entitled Towards an Intrinsic Feminine Theology.
Magdala offers a place for women in the Church to recognize and embrace who they are in God.
Now in Session. . .
MAGDALA: SEMINAR STUDYING MARY MAGDALENE & DOROTHY DAY
In keeping with our parish’s Magdala conciliary (formed in response to Pope Francis’ invitation to explore the feminine dimension of the Church) you are invited to participate in a special seminar that will study the various theological, scholarly, and artistic representations of St. Mary Magdalene and the venerable Dorothy Day. These are two faithful women who modeled Christ each in their own way in their own cultural and historical context. What do these women teach us about our own spiritual lives?