Mary Magdalene Still a Mystery After All These Years ?

Mary Magdalene:  was the archetypally feminine, imperfect woman who through her vulnerability and brokenness found her way to God. She was cleansed of seven demons, loved Jesus, was taught by Him and went with Him on his travels especially during the last days of His life and witnessed His Crucifixion and burial.

I like this image of her from a tapestry by John Nava in Los Angeles Cathedral. It seems more realistic than some of the ones that depict her with red hair and pale complexion!!

She was amongst the first women to find the empty tomb;

According to all four Gospels in the New Testament  she was the first woman to greet Jesus after His resurrection and was told to tell the other disciples that He had risen from the dead.

Some books that are worth a look and definitely more erudite than Dan Brown's Da Vinci's Code :

Click here for a great BBC article  that debunks the myth of Mary Magdalene as a prostitute and explains why she should be known as " the apostle to the apostles".

Click here for a crisp article from Apologetics Press that gives a good modern summary of what is known about her.

The link here written by Monte Asbury explains clearly the risk that Mary Magdalene was taking when she anointed Jesus in a social  setting that was mainly men only !!

There are many women friends I know who don't find it at all easy to relate to the Virgin Mary but who find Mary Magdalene much more accessible.

You can see National Geographic videos in five parts on the real Mary Magdalene made in 2008 below. Each part is about ten minutes long.






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