July 22 – Monday
Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene
Gospel Reading JN 20:1-2, 11-18
Mary is one of the first witnesses of the Resurrection, she was the one who brought the news of the empty tomb to Peter and John, and later she announced to the disciples,
'I have seen the Lord!'
We thank God for these witnesses, and ask for the grace to be joyful and enthusiastic witnesses to the presence of the Risen Jesus in the world and to the joy and freedom that it radiates.
The Risen Jesus does not let Mary cling to him but sends her on a mission, telling others he is risen.
Prayer: (all together)
We pray not to be deaf to hear the call of Jesus but ready to respond to it with generosity. This we ask in Jesus name. Amen