Saint Mary Magdaleneadmin | 22 July 2009
The collect for today, the Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene, from The Book of Common Prayer (Canadian, 1962):
O Almighty God, whose blessed Son did sanctify Mary Magdalene, and call her to be a witness to his resurrection: Mercifully grant that by thy grace we may be healed of all our infirmities, and always serve thee in the power of his endless life; who with thee and the Holy Spirit liveth and reigneth, one God, world without end. Amen.
Artwork: Martin Schongauer, Noli me tangere, c. 1480-90. Tempera on panel, Musée d’Unterlinden, Colmar, France.