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A Penitent Sinner

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.
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