Despite Mary Magdalene isn’t mentioned much in the Bible and the Vatican decided in recent years that she wasn’t a prostitute, her image stays with this fame. It’s not even sure that it was always “Mary Magdalene” when it is spoken of her in the Gospels or the Gnostic writings. There are so many Marys, that it may even be that characteristics from various real women had been formed up the myth of Mary Magdalene.
Giacomo Galli, The Penitent Mary Magdalene On this feastday of St. Mary Magdalene, we might reflect on a curious detail recorded about her. In St. Luke’s Gospel, we read: “Soon afterward he went on through cities and villages, preac... Read Post
Penitent Mary Magdalene by the Italian Baroque Era Painter Guido Reni (1575-1642). That’s how the church loved to see women, full of regret and ready to pay for their sins. Read Post