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Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, who art one God, have mercy on us.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us.
Saint Mary Magdalene
Who carried the alabaster vase with perfume, pray for us.
Who anointed the feet of Jesus with your tears, pray for us.
And wiped them with your hair, pray for us.
And ardently embraced them, pray for us.
To whom many sins were forgiven, pray for us.
Inflamed with the ardors of charitable love, pray for us.
Very pleasing to the Lord, pray for us.
Most dear to Jesus, pray for us.
You who chose the better part, pray for us.
Who obtained the resurrection of your
          brother Lazarus, pray for us.
Who faithfully remained at the Cross, pray for us.
When the disciples had fled, pray for us.
You who first among the disciples were
           chosen to see the risen Christ, pray for us.
Marked on the brow by the touch of His
           glorious hand, pray for us.
Apostle of the Apostles, pray for us.
Protectoress of the Order of Preachers, pray for us.
Gentle helper of penitents, pray for us.
So that we may merit to share one day the
           joy of being in His everlasting presence, pray for us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of
           the world, forgive us Lord.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of
           the world, hear us Lord.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of
           the world, have pity on us Lord.
Pray for us, Saint Mary Magdalene,
That we may become worthy of the promises of Christ.

Grant us, loving Father, that as Blessed Mary Magdalene,
in loving Jesus, your Son, our Lord, obtained above all
forgiveness of her sins, she may obtain for us through your
mercy, the joy to be near you forever.
Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.

(With permission granted for private recitation. 
Gilles Barthes, Bishop of Toulon, 1979)