Tuesday, July 22, 2008

She's sort of a personal hero of mine, Tracy Quan. She has a piece in The Guardian in observance of Mary Magdalene Day.

I climbed the Sainte-Baume mountain to visit a cave where my patron saint is said to have spent her final days. As you reach the top there are 150 stone steps, in case you're travelling with rosary, as many visitors have done over the years.

The best passages from the Sermon on the Mount - Beatitudes - are inscribed on stone tablets alongside the stairs. "Blessed are those who have been persecuted." The eighth beatitude struck me then as intensely comforting and still does. In 2008, it just might be the message Mary Magdalene wants us to hear on her particular day.

The Guardian
Tracy Quan

1 comment:

Gary Baumgarten said...

Tracy Quan will be my guest on News Talk Online on Paltalk.com at 5 PM Monday October 13.

Please go to www.garybaumgarten.com and click on the link to the room to talk to her.