Easter

Butter Lambs

Story and photo by Sister Fran Gangloff A butter lamb alongside a crocus plant adorns our family Easter dinner table. A long-standing Easter tradition in western New York and elsewhere is the Butter Lamb, brought to the U.S. by immigrants from Russia, Poland, and Slovenia. Many families, including mine, continue the tradition. People make their

Apostle of the Apostles: St. Mary of Magdala

By Sister Marion Moeser Two years ago, the Vatican raised the status of St. Mary Magdalene — her liturgical memorial is now a liturgical feast and she is now characterized as "the apostle of the apostles.”  Historical traditions presented her as a repentant prostitute but is this true?  Is there a gospel account of her