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Feeding Five Thousand

Honoring St. Mary Magdalene as “Apostle to the Apostles” Through Art

Art Changes Lives! Join the educational campaign for students!

Imagine a Catholic Church where the name of Mary Magdalene immediately evokes images — not of a repentant prostitute — but of the first witness to the Resurrection, joyfully announcing the Good News to the Apostles and friends of Jesus.

Imagine a Catholic education system where artistic representations of Mary Magdalene as “Apostle to the Apostles” are just as ubiquitous as representations of the male apostles.

Imagine what it would mean for young girls in Catholic schools, for young women in Catholic universities, and for men studying to be priests to be deeply acquainted with the images of Mary Magdalene as “Apostle to the Apostles.”

Now imagine the lives you could change, the Church you could enrich through art.

Today we are reaching out to you to ask your support for a massive educational project we are undertaking during the season when we honor the feast of St. Mary of Magdala.

During our “Feeding Five Thousand Campaign” FutureChurch willl produce high quality posters  (18 x 12) of St. Mary of Magdala Proclaims the Resurrection by artist Margaret Beaudette, S.C., package them with a cover letter explaining the significance of the art from our biblical expert, along with a copy of Pope Francis’s decree, “Apostle of the Apostles.”  We will then send them to five thousand Catholic schools, universities, and seminaries.

The specifics of the project are below.

Introduction to Feeding Five Thousand Project
The Power of Art
About the Artist
The Historical Record
The Art Poster
Announcement of Vatican Decree “Apostle of the Apostles” 
Official announcement of Liturgical changes (preface)

If you have questions, please write Deb at or call 216.228.0869 x 3.

Thank you for helping make this educational project possible!