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July 22, 2009

The Feast of St. Mary Magdalene

Today is the feast of St. Mary Magdalene, our dear and beloved patron. There is so much I planned to say on this day, but now that it is here, I am overwhelmed, and can't manage much. So, instead, I'll share with you this beautiful series of paintings by Georges de La Tour or the repenting and repentent Mary Magdalene. They are in chronological oder, and I would love to know which you love most. Someday soon I hope to let you know a bit more about all of them.

The Magdalen with the Smoking Flame

Magdalen of Night Light

The Penitent Magdalen

The Repentant Magdalen

(The Magdalen with the Smoking Flame is in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Magdalen of Night Light is at the Louvre Museum in Paris. The Penitent Magdalen is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The Repentant Magdalen is in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.)

1 comment:

Julian said...

I love the last one, but I can't put my finger on why.

Happy feast day, sisters! Mary Magdalene, pray for us!

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