Mary Magdalen said to St. Mechtilde: "Whoever shall give God thanks for
all the tears I shed upon the feet of Jesus, our most merciful God will
grant him, through my intercession, remission of all his sins before
his death, and a great increase of love of God."
O most merciful Jesus, I give Thee thanks for that
work of piety which the blessed Mary Magdalen wrought on Thee, when she
washed Thy feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her
head, and kissed them and anointed them with fragrant ointment; whereby
she obtained from Thee such signal grace that Thou didst pour into her
heart and soul so great a love of Thee, that she could love nothing
apart from Thee; beseeching Thee, that by her merits and intercessions
Thou wouldst vouchsafe to give me tears of true repentance and pour
into my heart Thy Divine love. Amen.