Thursday, July 22, 2010

Feast of St. Mary Magdelene

Today is the feast of my Confirmation saint, the penitent,  Mary Magdelene.

More about her here and here.

I've been shockingly busy, otherwise I would ramble on here a bit this morning. Shocking busy-ness will continue over the next week or two, but then I hope to get back to more regular blogging!

Happy feast of my beloved St. Mary Magdelene!

(Painting: The Magdelen Reading, Rogier van der Weyden, from the National Gallery)


tanita davis said...

I think I love this picture most of all because it looks like Mary is having a latte while sitting in a bookstore. (No idea what that cuppy thing might be!)

Stay sane in your busyness!

all things poetry said...

Hi Karen,

Love Mary Magdelene. You wouldn't think summer would be so busy, but it is. I'm on sabbatical for awhile, too.

Tanita, I think maybe the "cuppy thing" represents the jar of ointment or oil to anoint Christ's feet.

Laura Evans

Karen E. said...

Tanita, I love the way you think! Yes, the cuppy thing is oil for anointing Jesus. But she does look peaceful, bookish and like a lover of coffee, doesn't she? :)