Feast Day of Saint Mary Magdalene

Yesterday was the feast day of Saint Mary Magdalene, one of my favorite saints.  I probably acted more like Martha, bustling around, and baking chocolate madeleines, and navettes, two sweets traditionally associated with her. However, as I had the day off from work, I did recite the Daily Office in honor of her, and listened to a playlist of music of songs about her.  I did want to share one of my favorite pictures of her, and a quote from the Song of Songs, which is traditionally read on her feast day in the Catholic Church


Song of Solomon 3.1-4

All night long on my bed
I looked for the one my heart loves;
I looked for him but did not find him.
I will get up now and go about the city,
through its streets and squares;
I will search for the one my heart loves.
So I looked for him but did not find him.
The watchmen found me
as they made their rounds in the city.
“Have you seen the one my heart loves?”
Scarcely had I passed them
when I found the one my heart loves.
I held him and would not let him go”