The face of Mary Magdalen is the face of one who has gazed upon Truth, and so has found peace. This is the face of the one who, it is said, overtaken by Love, spent her last years in prayer in a cave in the south of France.

‘She who loved much’, and so was forgiven much, can be an example for us to follow today. May we follow her in the way of penance and humble love, and may she pray for us. May God’s blessing rest upon you this day.