The 25th of May, the feast of St. Mary Magdalene de’ Pazzi, marked the closure of the 450th anniversary of her birth, a celebration that began on the 2nd of April, 2016 (see CITOC-online 23/2016). The Prior General, Fr. Fernando Millán Romeral, led the celebration of the Eucharist at the Carmelite monastery in Florence where the body of this great Carmelite mystic is venerated.
The final celebration was attended by the nuns and friars who were taking part in the International Course on St. Mary Magdalene de’Pazzi taking place in Sassone (see CITOC-online 35/2017) and who in the afternoon visited the ancient monastery (now the location of the diocesan seminary), the monastery that the saint originally entered. A report of the day’s proceedings along with a selection of photographs may be found on the webpage at our website or on our Facebook page.