Happy Feast of St. Mary Magdalene! (7/22)
Liturgical color: White - the color of Heaven. White is used for celebrations of the seasons of the Lord, his feasts and the saints'. The color gold may be used instead. White represents purity derivative of our baptismal inheritance. The growth of the Church's teaching precluded the use of our sense of sight to "deepen our experience of the mysteries of salvation" thus the emphasis on liturgical colors.
Jesus healed Mary of Magdala from possession of seven devils. Mary Magdalene's conversion and transformation significantly led her to become an important part of history in Scriptures: ministering to Jesus in Galilee, being present in the crucifixion, the first to discover the empty tomb, and the one Jesus appeared to first.