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: Luca Signorelli, Saint Mary Magdalene, 1504. Tempera on panel, Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, Orvieto. Photo taken by admin, 31 May 2010.