May 25 – Saint Mary Magdalene of Pazzi: Patron Saint of the Sick and against Sexual Temptation

class="alignrightSaint Mary Magdalene of Pazzi, Patron Saint of the Sick (Feast Date: May 25)

Extract from Saint Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, Virgin: “Thy life here below, O Magdalene, resembled that of an Angel, who was sent by God to assume our weak and fallen nature, and be subject to its laws. Thy soul was ceaselessly aspiring to a life which was all heavenly, and thy Jesus was ever giving thee that thirst of Love which can only be quenched at the waters of life everlasting (St. John, iv. 14). A heavenly light revealed to thee such admirable mysteries, such treasures of truth and beauty, that thy heart, unequal to the sweetness thus given to it by the Holy Ghost, sought relief in sacrifice and suffering. It seemed to thee, as though there was but one way of making God a return for his favours, the annihilation of self. Seraphic lover of our God! how are we to imitate thee? what is our love, when we compare it to thine? And yet, we can imitate thee. The year of the Church’s Liturgy was thy very life. Each of its Seasons did its work in thee, and brought thee new light and love. The divine Babe of Bethlehem, the bleeding Victim of the Cross, the glorious Conqueror of Death, the Holy Ghost radiant with his seven gifts, each of these great Realities enraptured thee; and thy soul, renewed by the annual succession of the Mysteries, was transformed into Him, Who, that He might win our hearts, gives these sublime celebrations to His Church. Thy love of souls was great during thy sojourn here; it is more ardent now that thou art in possession of the Sovereign Good; obtain for us, O Magdalene, light to see the riches which enraptured thee, and love to love the treasures which enamoured thee. O riches! O treasures! is it possible that they are ours too?” See PICTURE of St. Mary Magdalene of Pazzi. See also: May 25 – Saint Mary Magdalene of Pazzi: Patron Saint of the Sick and against Sexual Temptation (Multilingual), SAINT MARY MAGDALENE of PAZZI (EN), Saint Mary Magdalene de Pazzi Virgin, Carmelite (1566-1607) (EN).

Saint Mary Magdalene of Pazzi, Patron Saint against Sexual Temptation (Feast Date: May 25)

Extract from St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi: “Mystical ecstasy is the elevation of the spirit to God in such a way that the person is aware of this union with God and both internal and external senses are detached from the sensible world. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi was so generously given this special gift of God that she is called the ‘ecstatic saint.’ She was born into a noble family in Florence in 1566. The normal course would have been for Catherine de Pazzi to have married wealth and enjoyed comfort, but she chose to follow her own path. . . . When 16, she entered the Carmelite convent in Florence because she could receive Communion daily there. . Catherine had taken the name Mary Magdalene and had been a novice for a year when she became critically ill. Death seemed near so her superiors let her make her profession of vows from a cot in the chapel in a private ceremony. Immediately after, she fell into an ecstasy that lasted about two hours. This was repeated after Communion on the following 40 mornings. These ecstasies were rich experiences of union with God and contained marvelous insights into divine truths. As a safeguard against deception and to preserve the revelations, her confessor asked Mary Magdalene to dictate her experiences to sister secretaries. . . . She read the thoughts of others and predicted future events. During her lifetime, she appeared to several persons in distant places and cured a number of sick people. It would be easy to dwell on the ecstasies and pretend that Mary Magdalene only had spiritual highs. This is far from true. . . .She had violent temptations and endured great physical suffering.”  See PICTURE of Saint Mary Magdalene of Pazzi. See also: Magdalena de Pazzi (Multilingual), St. Mary Magdalen de’ Pazzi (EN), St. Mary Magdalene dei Pazzi (EN), Saint Mary Magdalen of Pazzi (EN), Mary Magdalene de Pazzi (EN), SANTA MARIA MAGDALENA DE PAZZI (SP),  Santa Maria Maddalena de’ Pazzi (IT), SAINTE MARIE-MADELEINE de PAZZI Vierge, Carmélite (1566-1607) (FR), Święta Maria Magdalena de Pazzi (PO). VIDEOS: St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, May 29 – Homily: St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, Saint Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, Confirmation Assignment-Saint Maria Magdalena de Pazzi, María Magdalena de Pazzi. Pardon PRAYER of St. Mary Magdalene dei Pazzi.

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We, at the CTF/SOS DRS have prayed for the intercession of St. Mary Magdalene of Pazzi on behalf of those affected by the following catastrophes:

Neglected Tropical Diseases in Indonesia (October 2012) (Oceania) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: October 22 – November 4, 2012.

Illness related to Famine Conditions in the Horn of Africa (Autumn, 2011) (Africa) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: October 24 – November 7, 2011.

Drug-related Promiscuity in Australia (Spring, 2011) (Oceania) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: May 23-June 5, 2011.


That the Lord in His Divine Mercy – through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary – may build up His Kingdom,make these mysteries a reality in our lives, strengthen us in our common mission, and come to the aid of those for whom we pray.

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