Feast of Mary Magdalene

Readings
First Scripture Reading
Song of Songs 3: 1-4B
Gospel Reading
John 20: 1-2, 11-18

Opening Prayer

God of love, Your passion for us is mirrored in St. Mary Magdalene’s great love of Your Son. With a listening and searching heart she followed Jesus. Because she was always watching and searching for him, Jesus first appeared to her after His Resurrection in the garden as she wept. Pour forth Your Spirit of faith and love within me that I may have the passion of Mary Magdalene to always follow Jesus and to seek him amid all the joys and tragedies of my life. As St. Therese, the Little Flower, prayed, so I pray: “Since I have been given to understand the Love of the Heart of Jesus, I confess that all fear has been driven from my heart.” Lord, like these great Saints, help me to be an instrument of Your Good News by my actions, words, and attitudes toward all the people I meet this day.

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