The bride speaks of her beloved:
Upon my bed at night
I sought him whom my soul loves:
I sought him not;
I called him, but he gave no answer.
So, I said to myself,
I will rise now and go about the city,
in the streets and in the squares:
I will seek him whom my soul loves.
I sought him, but found him not.
The sentinels found me,
as they went about in the city.
I asked, “Have you see him whom my soul loves?”
Scarcely had I passed them,
when I found him whom my soul loves.
Songs of Songs (3.1-4a)
Memorial day for Mary Magdalene, a person of generous love, a holy woman, a disciple of Jesus, and an apostle of the resurrection. She was the first person Jesus appeared to after his resurrection and then ordered her to “go and tell my brothers!”