MARY OF EGYPT, SUNDAY OF
- The Fifth Sunday recalls the memory of Saint Mary of Egypt
, the repentant harlot. Mary tells us, first of all, that no amount of sin and wickedness can keep a person from God if he truly repents. Christ himself has come "to call sinners to repentance"
and to save them from their sins (Lk 5:32)
. In addition, Saint Mary tells us that it is never too late in life -- or in Lent -- to repent. Christ will gladly receive all who come to him even at the eleventh hour of their lives. But their coming must be in serious and sincere repentance.