PODCAST | “Woman, why are you weeping?”

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In this podcast for the Easter Octave, Fr. Leo Agustina takes us to the morning of the Resurrection, when Mary Magdalene first encountered the risen Lord. He reminds us how “we know that it’s the morning of the Resurrection, but she didn’t know that.” Mary was just “trying to cope with the reality of Jesus being dead.” But that morning Jesus spoke to Mary Magdalene asking her, “Why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?” In the voice that she recognized, he said her name in such a way that she immediately knew it was him.

As Fr. Leo explains: “In every person’s life, there will be an encounter like the one that Mary Magdalene had… when everything seemed to be shut down, when humanity felt lost, where there was no hope.” But then Jesus Christ calls us by name, in a voice we also recognize, and he tells us to continue the legacy of Mary Magdalene and go to our brothers and to the whole world to tell them that “Christ is alive.”

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B.A. Pompeu Fabra University; Ph.D. Pontifical University of the Holy Cross. After being ordained in 2008, Fr. Leo developed his ministry as a priest during 5 years at Aldovea High School (Madrid, Spain). In 2013 he moved to Berkeley, California. He has been involved in several programs for High School students, providing them with spiritual guidance and helping them to live their Catholic Faith as an integral part of their personality. He moved to Northridge Prep (Niles, IL) in the summer of 2015.

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