St. Mary Magdalen of Pazzi
At the age of 10, St. Mary Magdalen consecrated her virginity to Christ, Whom she chose as her Spouse. She took the Carmelite habit and subjected herself to the severest mortifications. Her motto was: “Suffer and not die.” She received many divine revelations.
O God, the lover of chastity, Who was pleased ,to kindle in the heart of blessed Mary Magdalen, the virgin, a fierce fire of love for Thee, and to endow her, moreover, with heavenly gifts, we beseech Thee, enable us, who keep this feast day, in her honor, to strive after purity and charity like unto hers. — Collect
The Imitation of Christ
If in the beginning of thy religious life, thou dwell in it and keep it well, it will be to thee afterward as a dear friend and most delightful solace.
This is not the penitent who washed the feet of Jesus, but a nun who chose the name of Mary Magdalen when she became a nun. She loved her convent so much and was so glad to be there that she frequently would kiss the walls.
Do you think that queer for a woman to kiss the walls of her convent? What do you think of women who shower their affections on a poodle or an Airedale?
I have chosen to be an abject in the house of my God rather than to dwell among thousands.