May my prayer be set before you like incense; may the lifting up
of my hands be like the evening sacrifice. - Psalm 141:2
"Yes, I am happy, perfectly happy; and do you wish to know where I find true happiness? At the feet of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. …
I would strongly urge that, even as the Magdalene anointed the Lord’s feet with tears and perfumed oil, you too would pour out the perfume of constant prayer and contemplation at the foot of the tabernacle. I should like the Eucharist to become a burning flame for your soul, so that, immersed in that flame, it might emerge burning with love and great-heartedness.
I should like to see this Eucharistic altar, on which Jesus is sacrificed, accept your offering too, so that you may become a victim of love, whose perfume rises to the throne of the Eternal God!"
Fr Augustine Mary of the Most Blessed Sacrament
Carmelite priest (1821 to 1871)
St Mary Magdalene
Disciple of Jesus
"Apostle to the Apostles"
Feast Day – July 22
Mary Magdelene ~ Sandro Botticelli
“The story of Mary of Magdala reminds us all of a fundamental truth. A disciple of Christ is one who, in the experience of human weakness, has had the humility to ask for His help, has been healed by Him and has set out following closely after Him, becoming a witness of the power of His merciful love that is stronger than sin and death.” – Pope Benedict XVI
St Mary Magdalene, pray for us!
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