MaryMagdaleneToday, in a special way, the Church recalls St. Mary Magdalene, depicted here in the art of Guercino (1622).

One commentator noted “that Guercino painted Mary Magdalene repenting her vanities and errors: the saint kneels on the hard ground and laments her faults, , while one of the angels assisting in her penitence presents her with the nails with which Christ was crucified; the other points to heaven to indicate the true hope for her salvation, comforting her.” The Vatican Collections (Abrams, 1983)