Jesus journeyed from one town and village to another, preaching and proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom of God. Accompanying him were the Twelve and some women who had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, Joanna, the wife of Herod’s steward Chuza, Susanna and many others who provided for them out of their resources.
Prayer: (Ronald Raab, CSC)
Gracious God and healer of souls, you called Mary Magdalene from the depths of infirmities and evil to a new and abundant life. From her healing, she witnessed to the resurrection of your Son, Jesus the Christ. Open our lives to the healing that rouses within us the desire to live for others, to recognize hope in the center of our deepest, personal infirmities, our mental illness and despair, our addictions and the darkness that settles into our lives from depression, grief and hopelessness. Through the intercession of Mary Magdalene, may we always witness to the power and love of Jesus, the Living Christ, now and forever. Amen