One of the best books I have ever read on St Mary Magdalen, whose feast we celebrate today, is Mary Magdalen in the Visions of Anne Catherine Emmerich. Through her visions there is a depth and humanness revealed in Magdalen's love for Christ. The visions of this mystic also reveal that Mary Magdalen went through two conversions before she dedicated herself to following Our Lord. May she intercede for us as we strive for holiness in our day to day following of Christ. May we also love unspeakably.
Here is an excerpt from the book:
I saw Him speaking alone with His Blessed Mother, and I remember some of the words that passed between them. He had, He said, sent Peter the Believing and John the Loving to Jerusalem in order to prepare for the Pasch. Of Magdalen, who was quite out of herself from grief, He said: She loves unspeakably, but her love is still encompassed by the body, therefore she has become like one quite out of her mind with pain...
After His Blessed Mother, perhaps no one loved Jesus more than Mary Magdalen. It was a love that caused her pain, but one she did not mind enduring for through the pain of this love, she found life and Love Itself.