Sunday, May 25, 2014

May 25: Saint Mary Magdalene de Pazzi


St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi

History

Saint Mary Magdalene de Pazzi joined a Carmelite order so she could devote all her time to Jesus. Sometimes, she would have ecstasies – holy experiences with God. In one of them, Jesus told her that she would soon feel that Jesus had left her, but He would be closer to her than ever. For five years, Sister Mary Margaret had no desire to pray and was tempted by every kind of sin. She grew so depressed, she thought she would kill herself. Instead, she kept praying and doing penance and serving others, even though she didn’t feel God at all.

Activity

Saint Mary Magdalene grew so holy, she was able to act like she enjoyed the things she really didn’t like to do at all. This way, she was able to do penance without anybody around her realizing she was doing it. Today, ask God to help you do this, too – approach even your worst tasks with a smile and a cheerful attitude.

Saint Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, pray for us!

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