This work is an extended Eucharistic meditation inspired by the traditional biblical texts associated with the life of St. Mary Magdalene, known as the "Apostle of the Apostles" because the Risen Christ appeared first to her, and she announced his Resurrection to the apostles. It is designed to help readers learn from the inspiring example of Magdalene to enter more deeply into adoration and love of Jesus Christ truly present in the Blessed Sacrament. In telling the story of her profound conversion after a life so steeped in sin that the Lord had to expel seven demons from her soul, this book shows how Magdalene is a shining witness to the transforming power of an encounter with Jesus Christ, an encounter for her which blossomed into a life of adoration, meditation and prayer. Thus she is seen as the perfect biblical model for those who have encountered Christ, and who seek to deepen their life of adoration at the feet of the Eucharistic Lord. Adoration is essentially about love, and in the gospels there are few people who understood love as well as Mary Magdalene. Throughout the book the author draws out her profound secrets of love, through which the adorer can learn how to become ever more pleasing to the Heart of Christ. These pages will help many people find nourishment for their souls and discover anew the timeless figure of the "Apostle of the Apostles."
POINTS OF INTEREST
• There is a great interest today in St. Mary Magdalene, an attractive and intriguing Biblical figure for many people
• A very timely work due to a worldwide increase in Eucharistic adoration and prayer
• Timely since Magdalene was the herald of the Resurrection of the Lord, and the world is in great need of a new evangelization
• Shows how Magdalene exemplifies the four pillars of Eucharistic prayer: adoration, thanksgiving, reparation and intercession
PRAISE FOR Saint Mary Magdalene
"St. Mary Magdalen has finally been given her deserved praise and understanding. Her amazing story of renewed life, restored love and relentless devotion to Christ as Savior is deeply inspiring!"
— Mother Dolores Hart, O.S.B, Author, The Ear of the Heart
"This captivating book, a bracing immersion into the life, heart, and soul of one of the most misunderstood and misrepresented of saints, is rooted in Scripture, history, and deep contemplation. It calls us to emulate Magdalene's 'holy recklessness and her radical adoration of Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament."
— Carl Olson, Author, Did Jesus Really Rise from the Dead?
"What an incredible book! Drawing from Scripture and exegetical scholarship, Davidson paints a soul-stirring portrait that speaks directly to the heart of the reader. Filled with remarkable insights, it is a highly engaging, thought-provoking, and deeply moving look at how the encounter with Christ can truly change your life."
— Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, Author, Behold the Man: A Catholic Vision of Male Spirituality
"This thoughtful exploration of Magdalene’s life and her gifts of contrition, gratitude and adoration will inspire all who long to dwell quietly in His presence in the company of the saints."
— Dan Guernsey, Author, Adoration: Eucharistic Texts and Prayers
Fr. Sean Davidson is a member of the Missionaries of the Most Holy Eucharist. He is currently serving at the Eucharistic Retreat Center in the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, Long Island.