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HAPPY MARY MAGDALENE DAY. WHO DO YOU THINK SHE WAS?

Posted by Mary Dolan on July 22, 2008 at 7:44 PM Comments comments (21)
St. Mary Magdalene

whore? �wife of jesus? �wallflower
Except for the mother of Jesus, few women are more honored in the Bible than Mary Magdalene. Yet she could well be the patron of the slandered, since there has been a persistent legend in the Church that she is the unnamed sinful woman who anointed the feet of Jesus in Luke 7:36-50.

Most Scripture scholars today point out that there is no scriptural basis for confusing the two women. Mary Magdalene, that is, �of Magdala,� was the one from whom Christ cast out �seven demons� (Luke 8:2)�an indication, at the worst, of extreme demonic possession or, possibly, severe illness.

Father W.J. Harrington, O.P., writing in the�New Catholic Commentary, says that �seven demons� �does not mean that Mary had lived an immoral life�a conclusion reached only by means of a mistaken identification with the anonymous woman of Luke 7:36.� Father Edward Mally, S.J., writing in the�Jerome Biblical Commentary,�agrees that she �is not...the same as the sinner of Luke 7:37, despite the later Western romantic tradition about her.�

Mary Magdalene was one of the many �who were assisting them [Jesus and the Twelve] out of their means.� She was one of those who stood by the cross of Jesus with his mother. And, of all the �official� witnesses that might have been chosen for the first awareness of the Resurrection, she was the one to whom that privilege was given.


who do you think she was?

HEY! DOES ANYBODY READ THIS STUFF?

Posted by Mary Dolan on July 18, 2008 at 11:44 PM Comments comments (70)
HEY! DOES ANYBODY READ THIS STUFF?

Just checking, you know?

Geez, life at the library is kind of getting me down. It's feeling like retail lately. For anyone who has ever worked retail, YOU know what it's like to feel stomped upon, verbally abused and generally run ragged.

Anyway, it leaves me too tired too create. THAT SUCKS!!!!

Good night.

Currently watching :
Across the Universe (Two-Disc Special Edition)
Release date: By 2008-02-05

LYRIC IDEAS FOR YOUR REVIEW...

Posted by Mary Dolan on July 3, 2008 at 3:27 AM Comments comments (0)

LYRIC IDEAS FOR YOUR REVIEW...

I got off the phone with my beautiful little sister and started to write...

You and I take a trip through time'
To the day when we were just kids
I think out loud, "living under the same roof & in the same house
What different lives we lived."

As I recall is seemed that all the love was for you
And in your memory, a "perfect" me, whose wrongs they could never see.

I don't want them to go
After lessons learned I love them so

OKAY, THAT GOT TOO HEAVY, SO I COMPLETELY SWITCHED GEARS TO CURRENT FRUSTRATIONS..nah, I won't write it here - it's too goofy :)

Currently watching :
10 Questions for the Dalai Lama
Release date: 2007-10-23

WHEN MUSICIANS DIE....

Posted by Mary Dolan on June 29, 2008 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

When Musicians Die...�

...when anyone dies...ah, the loss seems too great. Prayers go out for the friends and family of Craig Yerkes, guitarist for award-winning San Diego band, The Grams.

Currently watching :�
I'm Not There (Two-Disc Collector's Edition)
Release date: 2008-05-06�

THE TRUTH IS....

Posted by Mary Dolan on June 27, 2008 at 12:10 PM Comments comments (1)

THE TRUTH IS....

Hey!

I just watched the DVD, "Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing" and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!

Those gals, phew. What they went through together and the beautiful way they stayed together and always spoke the truth regardless of the pressure to conform...inspiring. I was near tears a few times during the film and laughed out loud plenty too.

I realize from a not-so-famous performer's perspective that the struggle to live in the truth in one's art is not exclusive to us little folk. I love knowing that there are people out there in the entertainment world who WILL risk their "reputations" and cash flow to do the right thing. This is very heartening for me, as I try in my smallish ways to do the same.

After my latest show, when I had some time to look back and think about the songs I'd presented and the reactions that occurred, I did finally come to the conclusion that there are folks who need what I'm doing. AND, there are those who just don't really "get" what I'm doing, and THAT'S OKAY!!!! Yippeeee! I don't have to "sell it" to everyone I meet or perform for. All I really have to do is what I am supposed to do, which is...what is true. Ah,....what a relief. Thank you, GOD.

What a Fantastic Evening!!!!

Posted by Mary Dolan on June 22, 2008 at 4:07 AM Comments comments (0)
       So many wonderful folks came out to the show and despite my initial jitters and some technical malfunctions, there was SO MUCH support in that room that I was able to get into the flow and set my heart and soul free.
    It would not have been as much fun or so rewarding without the people I love there.
   
THANK YOU ALL!

The songs are still coming....

Posted by Mary Dolan on June 11, 2008 at 10:36 PM Comments comments (0)
Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The songs are still coming....�

WOW! The creativity is still happening, despite the interruptions of work at the library.

I'm looking forward to my little family returning from New York on Saturday. Can't wait to give Jack a big squeeze and a gazillion kisse
s.

Creativity = NO SLEEP

Posted by Mary Dolan on June 9, 2008 at 4:37 AM Comments comments (0)
Monday, June 09, 2008


Whoa!
It's 4:40 am and I'm still up. I just finished working on some musical ideas and wanted to post them to get opinions. Feeling creative is terrific and possibly dangerous :)

Good Night Y'all.

UpComing Show Jitters

Posted by Mary Dolan on June 7, 2008 at 11:33 AM Comments comments (0)
    I'm getting nervous about the gig on June 20th.  Gonna be trying out some ideas from the past year - some experiments, kind of, blips of song thoughts, baring the soul kinda stuff. 
AND I haven't played a full set (let alone two) in about three years.  It'll be good, fun and rewarding...I guess I'm afraid my knees will be knocking with nerves:)

Hilarion

Posted by Mary Dolan on October 21, 2003 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)
A COOL DUDE

Hilarion (c. 291-371)

Despite his best efforts to live in prayer and solitude, today's saint found it difficult to achieve his deepest desire. People were naturally drawn to Hilarion as a source of spiritual wisdom and peace. He had reached such fame by the time of his death that his body had to be secretly removed so that a shrine would not be built in his honor. Instead, he was buried in his home village.

St. Hilarion the Great, as he is sometimes called, was born in Palestine.  Hilarion lived a life of hardship and simplicity in the desert, where he also experienced spiritual dryness that included temptations to despair. At the same time, miracles were attributed to him.

As his fame grew, a small group of disciples wanted to follow Hilarion. He began a series of journeys to find a place where he could live away from the world. He finally settled on Cyprus, where he died in 371 at about age 80.

Hilarion is celebrated as the founder of monasticism in Palestine. Much of his fame flows from the biography of him written by St. Jerome.


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