Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Devotion to Christ

This is what we learn from Mary Magdalene, whose feast the church has historically celebrated on July 22.

Much of her story is shrouded in mystery and misidentification, as well as recent ficitional (highly fictional) attempts to further change her story. What we know about her speaks to her wholehearted devotion to Jesus. She accompanied Him on His final trip to Jerusalem, stood at the cross, and then went to the tomb. And her reweard, of course, was that she was the first person our risen Lord spoke to.

Lord, give me the devotion of our sister, St. Mary of Magdala.

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