This weekend we celebrated the Feast Day of Mary Magdalene, a woman of interest, discussion, and debate. Was she the Mary of the Mary and Martha duo? Does Magdalene refer to her home (but, no – the town of Magdala didn’t exist then… or did it?)? Does Magdalene refer to her status as the Tower [as in Tower of strength and faith] during and after Jesus’ ministry? We don’t know. We do know she is a perfect role model for us. She was there during his ministry. She was there during his torture. She was there during his trial. She was there at cross. She was there at the tomb. And she was the one Jesus called to be his messenger – the apostle to the apostles. Her devotion, love, and loyalty are qualities we all can try to emulate in our relationships. So may it be.