"When Mary Magdalene met Jesus Christ, she experienced the transformation of her heart. She became realigned with her enlightened nature. This is our objective as human beings. Part of becoming unified is to discover what is our mission in this world as well as take concrete actions to accomplish it.
I don’t know when Mary Magdalene made the decision to follow the impulses of her soul, how her transformation occurred, or how long it took, but I know that if we let ourselves be guided by her, or even just by what we can learn from the fragments that are left of her teachings and the interpretations of scholars who dedicate their lives and careers to think about her, we will experience transformation and miracles..."
Right after the last Mary Magdalene Celebration, I reached out to the director of La Casa de la Herencia Cultural Puertorriqueña (The House of Puerto Rican Cultural Heritage), the organization that hosts the celebration and provides the space at El Barrio Art Center in NYC, near where I live. We had a full house, and the space seemed too small already. And I had not even done a full marketing campaign. I asked if it was possible to have the bigger gallery space instead of the black box theater where we have celebrated in the last few years. Unfortunately, the space was already taken more than a year in advance.
So we reserved the black box theater and a gallery wall near it, where I had the group art exhibition dedicated to Mary Magdalene in the past.
It was a little disappointing, but no big deal. We still had a beautiful space.
Until last week... when the director of the Art Space center informed us that there had been a mistake and the theater was not reserved... or the wall.
But I think Mary Magdalene likes her celebration and we had a little miracle!
After some work on the part of the directors, events and exhibitions were moved and we now have the large gallery for 2 weeks, culminating on July 22, 2023 with the Mary Magdalene Celebration, all in one beautiful space!
After such wonderful news, my goal is to finish painting this years' piece for the announcement card, and will soon publish more details.
For now, I share the good news with great joy and invite you to save the date!
I also invite artists who are inspired by Mary Magdalene to submit a small 2-dimensional artwork if they are interested in participating in a collective exhibition honoring Mary Magdalene, our beloved and miraculously creative saint!