15 Facts About St Mary Magdalene

1. St Mary Magdalene's is the first to meet the Risen Christ.

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2. In particular, St Mary Magdalene is often shown naked in the legendary scene of her "Elevation", where she is sustained in the desert by angels who raise her up and feed her heavenly manna, as recounted in the Golden Legend.

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3. St Mary Magdalene's was the woman taken into adultery, whom Christ set free lest the Jews stone her, and she was with Him in three places, in the temple, at the well, and in the garden.

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4. St Mary Magdalene's was the Samaritan woman to whom He said, "Call thy husband".

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5. St Mary Magdalene cries tears of joy and, after taking it, she lies down and dies.

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6. St Mary Magdalene's turned the mass of her crimes to virtues, in order to serve God entirely in penance.

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7. St Mary Magdalene's had spoken proud things with her mouth, but in kissing the Lord's feet, she now planted her mouth on the Redeemer's feet.

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8. St Mary Magdalene's displayed her hair to set off her face, but now her hair dries her tears.

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9. St Mary Magdalene's had coveted with earthly eyes, but now through penitence these are consumed with tears.

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10. St Mary Magdalene answered and said, "What is hidden from you I will proclaim to you".

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11. St Mary Magdalene points out that the story of Mary Magdalene discovering the empty tomb is independently attested in the Synoptics, the Gospel of John, and in the Gospel of Peter.

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12. St Mary Magdalene's tried to touch him, but he told her, "Don't touch me, for I have not yet ascended to my father.

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13. St Mary Magdalene is listed as one of the women who were supporting Jesus's ministry financially, she must have been relatively wealthy.

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14. St Mary Magdalene's is never mentioned in any of the Pauline epistles or in any of the general epistles.

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15. St Mary Magdalene's is mentioned by name twelve times in the canonical gospels, more than most of the apostles.

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