This week’s image, “Miniature of Pentecost,” of the Spirit’s descent upon Mary and the Apostles comes from the British Library, and is part of a collection called “Cuttings from Missals of Innocent X.” Much like we tend to focus on the men who were part of Jesus’ ministry, we also tend to think of the early Church in terms of men like the Apostles and St. Paul, and overlook the women who followed Jesus, who were the first to testify to his resurrection, and who helped to lead the first generation of Christians. Mary, the mother of Jesus, was central not only to the work of those women, but to the Church itself.

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