Ramblings of an Impatient Mystic

toanunnery:

Mary Magdalene
Carlo Crivelli, ca. 1480

toanunnery:

Mary Magdalene

Carlo Crivelli, ca. 1480

“The Magdalene, most of all, is the model I like to follow. That boldness of hers, which be so amazing if it weren’t the boldness of a lover, won the heart of Jesus, and how it fascinates mine!”
— St. Therese of Lisieux (via sermoveritas)

(via destiiiny)

canonizedandotherwise:

Mary Magdalene, Apostle to the Apostles!

canonizedandotherwise:

Mary Magdalene, Apostle to the Apostles!

(via faithinseeds)

How dare Starbucks be out of madeleines on today of all days…

lilacsinthedooryard:

Giovanni Girolamo Savoldo
Saint Mary Magdalen at the Sepulchre
1530s

lilacsinthedooryard:

Giovanni Girolamo Savoldo

Saint Mary Magdalen at the Sepulchre

1530s

roneezy:

Why are the saints venerated through stained glass? They are those through whom we can see light.

roneezy:

Why are the saints venerated through stained glass? They are those through whom we can see light.

spiralingquestions:

Maria Maddalena by Luca Signorelli 

spiralingquestions:

Maria Maddalena by Luca Signorelli 

by-grace-of-god:

St. Mary Magdalene - feast day July 22
"Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.” - Luke 7:47

by-grace-of-god:

St. Mary Magdalene - feast day July 22

"Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.” - Luke 7:47

(Source: facebook.com, via sermoveritas)

madmaloraarchive:

Women in Religion - Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene’s story is intimately linked with Jesus. She plays a starring role in one of the most powerful and important scenes in the Gospels. 

When Jesus is crucified by the Romans, Mary Magdalene was there supporting him in his final terrifying moments and mourning his death. She also discovers the empty tomb, and she’s a witness to the resurrection. She was there at the beginning of a movement that was going to transform the West.

But the Mary Magdalene that lives in our memories is quite different. In art, she’s often semi-naked, or an isolated hermit repenting for her sins in the wilderness: an outcast. Her primary link with Jesus is as the woman washing and anointing his feet. But we know her best as a prostitute.

The whole story of Mary as a prostitute, who is fallen and redeemed, is a very powerful image of redemption a signal that no matter how low one has fallen, one can be redeemed.

Powerful as this image may be, it is not the story of Mary Magdalene. Mary Magdalene is mentioned in each of the four gospels in the New Testament, but not once does it mention that she was a prostitute or a sinner. At some point Mary Magdalene became confused with two other women in the Bible: Mary, the sister of Martha, and the unnamed sinner from Luke’s gospel (7:36-50) both of whom wash Jesus’ feet with their hair. In the 6th Century, Pope Gregory the Great made this assumption official by declaring in a sermon that these three characters were actually the same person: Mary Magdalene, repentant saint. The Catholic Church did later declare that Mary Magdalene was not the penitent sinner, but this was not until 1969. After so long the reputation still lingers.

Mary Magdalene is considered a saint by the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Anglican, and Lutheran churches with a feast day of 22nd July. The Eastern Orthodox churches also commemorate her on the Sunday of the Myrrhbearers which is the second Sunday after Pascha (Easter). She is also an important figure in the Bahá’í faith. {X}

“Do you see this woman? I came into your house. You did not give me any water for my feet, but she wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. You did not give me a kiss, but this woman, from the time I entered, has not stopped kissing my feet. You did not put oil on my head, but she has poured perfume on my feet. Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—as her great love has shown” Luke 7-36

(via thetalkingsaint)

thatjesusnerd:

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.

chrysostmom:

St. Mary Magdalene, feast day in both East and West, July 22.
And happy birthday to loupetlapin and me.

chrysostmom:

St. Mary Magdalene, feast day in both East and West, July 22.

And happy birthday to loupetlapin and me.

canonizedandotherwise:

Mary Magdalene, ora pro nobis!

canonizedandotherwise:

Mary Magdalene, ora pro nobis!

(via getmetoanunnery)

centuriespast:

The Magdalen Holding the Jar of Ointment
Frédéric Désiré Hillemacher, Belgian, 1811 - 1886. After Vincente Joanes Masip II, Spanish, c.1555-after 1621.
Made in Belgium,1849
Etching
Philadelphia Museum of Art

centuriespast:

The Magdalen Holding the Jar of Ointment

Frédéric Désiré Hillemacher, Belgian, 1811 - 1886. After Vincente Joanes Masip II, Spanish, c.1555-after 1621.

Made in Belgium,1849

Etching

Philadelphia Museum of Art