July 22 – Saint Mary Magdalene

Saint Mary Magdalene

listenGood Jesus, Saint Mary Magdalene was one of the women who assisted You and the apostles during Your public ministry.  She cried with the Blessed Mother and Saint John at the foot of Your cross, and she helped to bury Your dead body.  For serving You with such devotion, she was the first to see You resurrected.  I ask her to pray for me when I have opportunities to assist others as they approach death or grieve the death of loved ones.  Inspire me, O God, in giving them Your comfort, in helping them accept salvation, and in guiding the survivors to release their loved ones into Your arms.  Saint Mary Magdalene, pray for us.  Amen.

Quote for Today

Pope Saint Gregory the Great (540-604)
Feast day March 1

quoteWe should reflect on Mary Magdalene’s attitude and the great love she felt for Christ, for though the disciples had left the tomb, she remained…. And so it happened that the woman who stayed behind to seek Christ was the only one to see him. For perseverance is essential to any good deed, as the voice of truth tells us: ‘Whoever perseveres to the end will be saved.'”


The prayer above is from Terry Modica’s book Daily Prayers with the Saints.

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