Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us. Saint Mary Magdalen, pray for us. Sister of Martha and Lazarus, etc. Thou 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, Who wast vindicated by Jesus before the proud Pharisee, Who from Jesus received the pardon of thy sins, Who before darkness wast restored to light, Mirror of penance, Disciple of Our Lord, Wounded with the love of Christ, Most dear to the Heart of Jesus, Constant woman, Last at the Cross of Jesus, first at His tomb, Thou who wast the first to see Jesus risen, Whose forehead was sanctified by the touch of thy risen Master, Apostle of apostles, Who didst choose the "better part," Who lived for many years in solitude being miraculously fed, Who wast visited by angels seven times a day, Sweet advocate of sinners, Spouse of the King of Glory,
V. Saint Mary Magdalen, earnestly intercede for us with thy
R. That we may share thy happiness in Heaven.
Let Us Pray
May the glorious merits of blessed Mary Magdalen, we beseech Thee, O Lord, make our offerings acceptable to Thee, for Thine only-begotten Son vouchsafed graciously to accept the humble service she rendered. We ask this through Him Who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, God forever and ever. R. Amen. May the prayers of blessed Mary Magdalen 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, Who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, Unity in Trinity, world without end. R. Amen.
St. Mary Magdalen, Penitent: St. Mary Magdalen was probably born in Magdala, near Tiberias. She is mentioned in all four Gospels. Seven devils were cast out of her by Our Lord, and she was later present at His crucifixion. With the other women, she found Christ's empty tomb and saw the angels there, and she was the first person to see Our Lord after His Resurrection. According to the tradition of the Western Church, Mary Magdalen is identical with "the woman who was a sinner" who poured ointment on Our Lord's feet, drying them with her hair, and with the sister of Martha and Lazarus-that is, the Mary who chose "the better part." Liturgical devotion to this glorious penitent has been immemorial.