Novena to St Mary Magdalene. From July 14 to 22, receive 9 meditations to discover Mary Magdalene, her life, her conversion and her witness of the power of the merciful love of Jesus.
During this retreat, experience the redeeming love of Christ and deepen your devotion to Him. This retreat will be led by Fr Sean who has worked in the ancient shrine and basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene in south east France and published the book 'Saint Mary Magdalene: Prophetess of Eucharistic Love'.
Who was Saint Mary Magdalene?
A sinful woman converted by Christ, raised by the grace of the risen Christ, she became the Apostle to the Apostles.
This woman is the one from whom Christ had cast seven demons. Once purified, she becomes with the twelve and a few other women a disciple of Jesus Christ, our Lord. She is one of the few disciples standing at the foot of the cross, pouring all her tears out to the one who offers himself on the wood of the cross. On Easter morning, Saint Mary Magdalene reconizes in the gardener the risen Christ. He asks her to tell his Apostles that He is risen, which is why she is referred to as "the apostle of the apostles".
Take time over 9 days to be with Jesus as you receive:
✝️ - Excerpt from scripture following the life of St. Mary Magdalene
📙 - Reflections written by Fr Sean
🙏 - Prayer intentions
Graces to ask for:
With Saint Mary-Magdalene, be eager to ask for:
The grace of prayer: in order to experience God's presence in the innermost depth of your heart
The grace of conversion: let God shape your heart and be reconciled with Him, let Him strengthen you.
The grace of preaching: may the joy of the treasure you received give you the joy to proclaim God's marvels.
“Mary: the revolution of her life, the revolution destined to transform the existence of every man and woman, begins with a name that echoes in the garden of the empty tomb… How beautiful to think that the first appearance of the Risen One took place in such a personal way! That there is someone who knows us, who sees our suffering and delusion, who is moved by us, and who call us by name,” - Pope Francis