Feast Day Festivities in Provence
Feast Day Procession
Thursday, July 23, 2015 — from 9-10 pm there is the Official Opening of the Feast with a Candlelight Procession through the streets of the town of Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume with relics of Saint Mary Magdalene (her skull in a gold reliquary). The procession is presided by Cardinal Robert Sarah. Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.
Feast Day Mass & Procession
Sunday, July 26, 2015 — 10:30 am there is a Feast Day Mass at the Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine. After Mass the whole town celebrates in front of the basilica.
At 3:30 pm there is a Procession with the relics (her skull in a gold reliquary) through the streets of Saint Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume.