Commentary: Wayback Machine. Quoth the Holy Redeemer bulletin:
St. Mary Magdalene is one of the greatest saints of the Bible & a legendary example of God's mercy & grace. We know she was present with Christ during His public ministry, death, & Resurrection. She is mentioned at least a dozen times in the Gospels.Apparently, the feast of St. Mary Magdalene was recently promoted from a Memorial to a Feast. The ladder, as I understand it, in ascending importance: unmentioned &/or antiquated memorials, optional memorials, obligatory memorials, feasts, solemnities.
'Tis also the feast of Saint Joseph of Tiberias (circa 285-356, A.K.A. of Palestine): Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.
'Tis also the feast of Saints John Lloyd & Philip Evans, S.J., Priests & Martyrs (died 1679), martyred in the reign of the king Charles II, two of the Forty Martyrs of England & Wales: Martyr-link Juliett Lima, Martyr-link Papa Echo, & Wikipedia-link; Wikipedia-link XL.
Scripture of the Day
The Book of Jeremiah, chapter three, verses fourteen thru seventeen;
The Book of Jeremiah, chapter three, verses ten thru thirteen;
The Gospel according to John, chapter twenty, verses one, two, & eleven thru eighteen;
or, for St. Mary:
The Song of Songs, chapter three, verses one thru four(b);
or, the Second Letter to the Corinthians, chapter five, verses fourteen thru seventeen;
Psalm Sixty-two, verse two;
The Gospel according to John, chapter twenty, verses one, two, & eleven thru eighteen.