when their anger was kindled. BY: Fr Agbo Benedict . and walk in his ways! Our help is in the name of the Lord, Prayer for the Feast of the Birth of Mary. he will guard your soul. will sing when they reap. If the Lord had not been on our side, Copyright © Catholicsstrivingforholiness All rights reserved. Deliver us, O Lord, from our bondage around your table. There are 24 in the annual Church calendar. WEDNESDAY DEVOTION TO OUR MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP AND ST. JOSEPH, MASTER OF INTERIOR LIFE. Then would the waters have engulfed us, from where shall come my help? St. Mary Magdalene. Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy. the yoke of the wicked. Prayer to Saint Mary Magdalene Saint Mary Magdalene pray for us to God our father so that our sins may be forgiven the same way Jesus Christ forgave your many sins. This may not mean much to those who aren’t liturgy nerds, like myself, but other than Sundays and Solemnities, it is the next highest rank of importance, raising her to be equal to that of the Apostles. it seemed like a dream. You will be happy and prosper; A solemnity ranks the highest among liturgical celebrations. on the hand of her mistress, MARY MAGDALENE May he never allow you to stumble! Traditional Prayer for St. Mary Magdalene’s Feast Day Grant to us, most merciful Father, that as the blessed Mary Magdalen, by loving Our Lord Jesus Christ above all things, won the forgiveness of her sins, so may she obtain for us, through Your mercy, everlasting happiness. Let them be shamed and routed, Who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Responsorial Psalm PS 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9. POPE FRANCIS’ REFLECTION HOMILY ON THE 2ND SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS. Traditional Prayer for St. Mary Magdalene’s Feast Day Grant to us, most merciful Father, that as the blessed Mary Magdalen, by loving Our Lord Jesus Christ above all things, won the forgiveness of her sins, so may she obtain for us, through Your mercy, everlasting happiness. in silence and peace. Our life, like a bird, has escaped HOMILY: Feast of St Mary Magdalene : * Song 3 : 1 – 4, Jn 20 : 1 – 18. My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord my God. PRAYER. Catholics Striving for holiness Home page, Catholics Striving for Holiness Privacy Policy. PRAYERS TO ST. MICHAEL, ST. GABRIEL, AND ST. RAPHAEL. This prayer is the one I think of as the Gospel According to Barbara because it is how Bishop Barbara Harris – the first woman bishop in the Anglican Communion – began every sermon I ever heard her preach. Evening Prayer from All Saints’ Day until the Friday before the First Sunday of Advent. Who lives and reigns with you. became the beloved of Jesus, thank you for your witness. My dearest lady, well you know by your own life how a sinful soul canbe reconciled with its Creator, what counsel a soul in misery needs,what medicine will restore the sick to health. that withers before it flowers. On June 3, 2016, the Holy See raised the liturgical rank of the Memorial of Saint Mary Magdalene to a Feast, with the date remaining on July 22.A new Preface before the Eucharistic Prayer for the Feast was also promulgated in Latin.. COLLECT O God, whose Only Begotten Son entrusted Mary Magdalene before all others with announcing the great joy of the Resurrection, grant, we pray, that, through her intercession and example, we may proclaim the living Christ and come to see him … Most Catholics refer to all levels of Church celebrations as generally being feast days. A weaned child on its mother's breast, Like the eyes of a servant NEW GUIDE TO HOLY ROSARY WITH "SUB TUUM PRAESIDIUM" AND ST. MICHAEL PRAYERS. PRAYER OVER THE OFFERINGSAccept, O Lord, the offerings presented in commemoration of Saint Mary Magdalene, whose devoted homage of love was graciously accepted by your Only Begotten Son. : "http://www. nor the moon in the night. St. Mary Magdalene, woman of many sins, who by conversion became the beloved of Jesus, thank you for your witness that Jesus forgives through the miracle of love. Saint Mary Magdalene Feast Mary Magdalene was one of Christ’s disciples and was present when he died. Mary of Bethany, t… Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist. No, he sleeps not nor slumbers, Those who are sowing in tears Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. The Bride says:On my bed at night I sought himwhom my heart loves–I sought him but I did not find him.I will rise then and go about the city;in the streets and crossings I will seekHim whom my heart loves.I sought him but I did not find him.The watchmen came upon me,as they made their rounds of the city:Have you seen him whom my heart loves?I had hardly left themwhen I found him whom my heart loves. JANUARY 2-5 MASS READINGS OF WEEKDAYS BEFORE THE EPIPHANY, Weekdays after Epiphany readings and commentary. from the snare of the fowler. By the labor of your hands you shall eat. through the miracle of love. Holy Mary, Mother of God, Pray for us. May you see your children's children What marvels the Lord worked for us! those who hate Zion! The Lord is your guard and your shade; We are filled with contempt. and those passing by will not say: Feast of St Mary Magdalene Upgraded to Feast (Updated) Gregory DiPippo The title of this article refers to something which has always struck me as one of the weirdest things about the post-conciliar reform, the use of the word “Feast” as the name of a grade of feast. The Gospels of John and Mark name her as the first person to testify that Jesus had risen from the dead. The reception history of Mary Magdalene has been greatly affected by different interpretations that biblical references actually refer to her, beyond those where she is identified by the toponym“Magdalene”. with the scorn of the rich, Indeed the snare has been broken you who dwell in the heavens; She carries an archetype of the sacred feminine and feminine Christ. no binder makes his sheaves Historically, the Greek Orthodox church Fathers, as a whole, distinguished among what they believed were three Marys: 1. Alleluia, alleluia. who made heaven and earth. Prayer: Lord, have mercy on us. in His glorious presence, Prayer to St. Mary Magdalen. both now and forever. R. (2) My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord my God.O God, you are my God whom I seek;for you my flesh pines and my soul thirstslike the earth, parched, lifeless and without water.R. on the hand of their lords. Let them be like grass on the roof Let us praise the Lord. Blessed be the Lord who did not give us Saint Mary Magdalene Mass prayers and readings. ST. PADRE PIO'S PRAYER TO THE GUARDIAN ANGEL, A SHORT DAILY PRAYER TO MARY, MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP, SANTO NIÑO SUNDAY MASS PRAYERS AND READINGS (A, B, C). my eyes, like the eyes of slaves should turn to evil. Truly I have set my soul nor marvels beyond me. COLLECTO God, whose Only Begotten Son entrusted Mary Magdalene before all others with announcing the great joy of the Resurrection, grant, we pray, that, through her intercession and example, we may proclaim the living Christ and come to see him reigning in your glory. ... Mary Magdalene. Amen. To you have I lifted up my eyes, “May God’s blessing remain with you and your family throughout the coming months, in all your joys and trials”. The Eucharist on the Feast of the Epiphany. WELCOME TO CATHOLICS STRIVING FOR HOLINESS! July 22nd is the Feast Day of Mary of Magdala. You, who already possess eternal happiness. Jerusalem! For the scepter of the wicked shall not rest Israel's guard. May the Lord bless you from Zion but the crooked and those who do evil, Who washed his feet with tears, Pray for us. I have not gone after things too great Happy Magdalene to Whom - Wesley Mary to her Saviour's Tomb - Newton Purer yet and Purer - von Goethe Take my Life and Let it Be Resting from His Work Today - Whitehead Saviour when in Dust to Thee - Grant Son of the Highest Deign to Cast They Crucified my Saviour When Mary Moved by Grateful Love - Williams Hymns which may still be copyright Lord, have mercy on us. this is Israel's song. they come back, they come back, full of song, YEAR A: HOMILY FOR THE FEAST OF ST. MARY MAGDALENE. var sc_security="240284ff"; TUESDAY AFTER EPIPHANY READINGS, GOSPEL COMMENTARY AND SERMON. are like Mount Zion, that cannot be shaken, the man who fears the Lord. Christ, graciously hear us. the raging waters. Peter and Paul, Apostles. It was through the same prayers that our Lord answered and raised your Brother Lazarus from the dead back to life. then would they have swallowed us alive Christ, hear us. entrusted Mary Magdalene before all others with announcing the great joy of the Resurrection, grant, we pray, that through her intercession and example we may proclaim the living Christ and come to see him reigning in your glory. Who restored from darkness to … On you the Lord's blessing! so the Lord surrounds his people WEDNESDAY AFTER EPIPHANY READINGS, GOSPEL COMMENTARY AND SERMON. PRAYER AFTER COMMUNIONMay the holy reception of your mysteries, Lord, instill in us that persevering love with which Saint Mary Magdalene clung resolutely to Christ her Master. Those who put their trust in the Lord Mary stayed outside the tomb weeping.And as she wept, she bent over into the tomband saw two angels in white sitting there,one at the head and one at the feetwhere the Body of Jesus had been.And they said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?”She said to them, “They have taken my Lord,and I don’t know where they laid him.”When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus there,but did not know it was Jesus.Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?Whom are you looking for?”She thought it was the gardener and said to him,“Sir, if you carried him away,tell me where you laid him,and I will take him.”Jesus said to her, “Mary!”She turned and said to him in Hebrew,“Rabbouni,” which means Teacher.Jesus said to her,“Stop holding on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father.But go to my brothers and tell them,‘I am going to my Father and your Father,to my God and your God.’”Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples,“I have seen the Lord,”and then reported what he told her. However, this term is only one of three categories in the Roman Catholic liturgical calendar, with solemnities and memorials being the other two. carrying seed for the sowing: this is Israel's song. When the Lord delivered Zion from bondage, They commemorate important events in the life of Jesus and the Blessed Virgin Mary and are normally … "statcounter.com/counter/counter.js'>"). even so is my soul. Michael and All Angels. Daytime Prayer drive them away! With that no reaper fill his arms, as streams in dry land. carrying their sheaves. They plowed my back like plowmen, I lift up my eyes to the mountains; For centuries, Mary Magdalene was thought of as a sinner and prostitute, but the discovery of the Gospel of Mary and it’s publication in the mid 20th century cast a different light on the only female Apostle. Amen. Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene Prayer For July 22nd or Any Occasion Mary Magdalene frequently traveled with Jesus during his ministry, and is considered the second most important woman in the New Testament, after the Blessed Virgin Mary. My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord my God.Thus will I bless you while I live;lifting up my hands, I will call upon your name.As with the riches of a banquet shall my soul be satisfied,and with exultant lips my mouth shall praise you.R. God Our Father, give your chosen people your help and strength. A Happy New Year to all Mothers and Families but especially, Mary our Mother in Heaven. Mary Magdalene is well known from the gospel account of Jesus casting out seven demons from her. Prayers to St. Mary Magdalene. but could never destroy me. Mary Magdalene is somebody that can in worldly language be termed “the girl – friend of our Lord”. _____ O Glorious St. Magdalene, Who anointed the feet of Jesus, Pray for us. O God, whose Only Begotten Son entrusted Mary Magdalene before all others with announcing the great joy of the Resurrection, grant, we pray, that through her intercession and example we may proclaim the living Christ and come to see him reigning in your glory. Share to help others in their Catholic faith and life. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. The mountains surround her, var scJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? My help shall come from the Lord HOMILY THEME: LOVE BEYOND THE GRAVE! at your right side he stands. nor haughty my eyes. drawing long furrows. They have pressed me hard from my youth Thou Who livest and reignest forever. From the Common of Holy Women. WHAT IS HOLINESS AND WHAT DOES CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH TEACH ABOUT OUR VOCATION TO HOLINESS? var sc_invisible=1; who made heaven and earth. By day the sun shall not smite you My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord my God.Thus have I gazed toward you in the sanctuaryto see your power and your glory,For your kindness is a greater good than life;my lips shall glorify you.R. that stands for ever. Saint Mary Magdalene, Pray for us. Bartoolome Esteban. Brothers and sisters:The love of Christ impels us,once we have come to the conviction that one died for all;therefore, all have died.He indeed died for all,so that those who live might no longer live for themselvesbut for him who for their sake died and was raised. for fear that the hands of the just in the heart of your house; on our lips there were songs. over the land of the just DAILY PRAYER TO SANTO NIÑO (HOLY CHILD JESUS). O God, whose Only Begotten Son entrusted Mary Magdalene before all others with announcing the great joy of the Resurrection, grant, we pray, that … Prayer to the Magdalene Mary, called Magdalene, Great Tower of Faith, Beloved of Christ: We humbly come before you in search of your intercession. Your children like shoots of the olive, Indeed all too full is our soul ENTRANCE ANTIPHONThe Lord said to Mary Magdalene: Go to my brothers and tell them: I am going to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God. the Lord worked for them!" SUBSCRIBE TO CATHOLICS STRIVING FOR HOLINESS NEW WEBSITE. The feast day of St. Mary Magdalene is celebrated on July 22. over our head would have swept If the Lord had not been on our side O blessed are those who fear the Lord It is enough for us tounderstand, dear friend of God, to whom were many sin… both now and for ever. scJsHost+ Consequently, from now on we regard no one according to the flesh;even if we once knew Christ according to the flesh,yet now we know him so no longer.So whoever is in Christ is a new creation:the old things have passed away;behold, new things have come. "); Indeed thus shall be blessed COMMUNION ANTIPHONThe love of Christ impels us, so that those who live might live no longer for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised. POPE FRANCIS’ REFLECTION HOMILY ON THE EPIPHANY OF OUR LORD. They are words I remember every year when we celebrate the Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene. Do good, Lord, to those who are good, MONDAY AFTER EPIPHANY READINGS, GOSPEL COMMENTARY AND SERMON. The Lord will guard your going and coming to the upright of heart; On the first day of the week,Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early in the morning,while it was still dark,and saw the stone removed from the tomb.So she ran and went to Simon Peterand to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them,“They have taken the Lord from the tomb,and we don’t know where they put him.”. In 2016, Pope Francis changed the status of the Mass celebrated in remembrance of St. Mary Magdalene from a Memorial to a Feast. Early on the morning of the resurrection, she was, according to Saint Mark’s account (16:9), the first to see the risen Lord. Matthias the Apostle. in a happy Jerusalem! In this Prayer to St. Mary Magdalene, believers ask for this great model of repentance and humility to intercede for us with Christ, whose resurrection Mary Magdalene was the first to witness. O Lord, my heart is not proud Mary was a very common name in New Testament times, held by a number of women in the canonical Gospels. STAY UPDATED. all the days of your life! My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord my God.You are my help,and in the shadow of your wings I shout for joy.My soul clings fast to you;your right hand upholds me.R. They have pressed me hard from my youth, var sc_project=10564706; Who was vindicated before the proud Pharisee, Pray for us. By the twelfth century particularly, devotion to Saint Mary Magdalene was widespread in the western Church. We ask for your eyes that we may see, Your ears that we may hear, Your wisdom that we may know, Your heart that we may love, Your feet that we… Saint Mary Magdalene, Woman of many sins, who by conversion became the beloved of Jesus, thank you for your witness that Jesus forgives through the miracle of love. that Jesus forgives. so our eyes are on the Lord our God (Luke 8:2) She experienced great sorrow for her sins and became a devoted follower of Christ. The birth of the Virgin Mary’s son was the dawn of our salvation. We beseech Thee, O Lord, that we may be helped by the intercession of blessed Mary Magdalen, entreated by whose prayers Thou didst raise up again to life her brother Lazarus, who had been dead four days. They go out, they go out, full of tears, the torrent gone over us; "https://secure." POPE FRANCIS’ 2021 REFLECTION ON THE 2ND SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS. when men rose up against us, R. Alleluia, alleluia.Tell us Mary, what did you see on the way?I saw the glory of the risen Christ, I saw his empty tomb.R. both now and for ever. In particular, we refer to the day dedicated to a particular saint as being a “feast”. The Lord will guard you from evil, Indeed we were glad. The Virgin Mary, mother of Christ 2. Mary, Mother of God (Feast) Celebrated on the First Day of each New Year. document.write("