Saint Mary Magdaleneadmin | 22 July 2012
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: Taddeo Gaddi, Magdalene Washing the Feet of Jesus (from the fresco cycle Last Supper, Tree of Life, and Four Miracle Scenes), 1360s, Santa Croce, Florence.