In this conversation Mark and Frances continue the series on St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi. Building on the biographical material and introduction into her theology from the first program, here Frances and Mark speak more specifically about an experience St. Mary Magdalene had while in ecstasy. In this very compelling discussion about the inner working of the soul and its call to rest in God, we hear directly from God the Father, through St. Mary Magdalene, as the Father describes how we are to model Jesus Christ by dwelling in the bosom of our Heavenly Father. There we will find many precious gifts, but the one the Father most wants to give us is the gift of purity, purity of the heart. If you are looking for advice on a method to deepen your trust in the Father, this is an excellent program to help you along the way.
What is your favorite phrase to refer to Jesus: Son of God, the Christ, the King, or perhaps Lord. For St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, a Carmelite Mystic who lived from the late 1500’s to the early 1600’s, the favorite way of referring to Jesus was simply the Word. For her ‘the Word’ described Jesus, and for her the Word was simply Love. Jesus represented the Word spoken by Father, and that Word was Love. In this conversation Mark and Frances explore the details of the life of St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi. During her lifetime she had a number of encounters with God the Father and with the Lord Jesus. During these ecstatic encounters Mary Magdalene de Pazzi received a number of profound insights about the nature of our relationship with God the Father and the depth of the sacrifice made by our Lord. Most importantly, St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi’s entire life was a model of what she heard from the voice of the Father and witnessed in the life of the Son our Lord and Savior.