St Mary Magdalene (Memorial)

Mary Magdalene was one of Christ’s disciples and was present when he died.  Early on the morning of the resurrection, she was according to Saint Mark’s account (16:9), the first to see the risen Lord.  By the twelth century particularly, devotion to Saint Mary Magdalene was widespread in the western Church.

O God, whose Only Begotten Son entrusted Mary Magdalene before all others with announcing the great joy of the Resurrection, grant, we pray, that through her intercession and example we may proclaim the living Christ and come to see him reigning in your glory.  Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

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