Today, July 22, is Mary Magdalene’s Feastday as observed by the official Church for centuries. Â Now it is a holiday for alternative Christians and I like to call it Magdalene Day, taking out that “Catholic” word “feast”. Â I guess it’s my fussiness. Hah.
I have my red egg on its little stand on my home altar and red, white and green candles burning as they are Her colors. I have heard that some people try to wear those three colors today. What are you doing to mark Her day?
Here is a Magdalene Litany Margaret Starbird posted around today:
I love this Magdalene litany –hope you will, too!
Enjoy her blessed feast day!
Litany of Mary Magdalene from Catholic Liturgies
According to the tradition of the Western Church Mary Magdalene is identical with “the woman who was a sinner” (Luke 7) and with the sister of Lazarus (John 11:2 and 12:3), though this identification is challenged by the Fathers of the East. Liturgical devotion Mary Magdalenehas been immemorial. This litany is mellow with age; from an old German version this was translated many years ago. ….
Saint Mary Magdalene, pray for us.
Response following each phrase:Â â€œShow us the way of the heartâ€
Sister of Martha and Lazarus,
Who didst enter the Pharisee’s house to anoint the feet of Jesus,
Who didst wash His feet with thy tears,
Who didst dry them with thy hair,
Who didst cover them with kisses,
Wounded with the love of Christ,
Most dear to the Heart of Jesus.
Last at the Cross of Jesus, first at His tomb,
Thou who wast the first to see Jesus risen,
Apostle of apostles,
Who didst choose the “better part,”
Sweet advocate of sinners,
Spouse of the King of Glory,
May the prayers of blessed Mary Magdalene help us, O Lord, for it was in answer to them that Thou didst call her brother Lazarus, four days after death, back from the grave to life.
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Abridged fromÂ http://www.catholicculture.org/lit/prayers/view.cfm?id=1095
In Memory of Her–
“Mary Magdalene, Bride in Exile”