A blessed memorial of Mary Magdalene, one of the central figures in the Gospels, mentioned far more than most of the Apostles, but about whom – like many of the same Apostles – we know very little beyond what the Gospels tell us. She is mentioned in all four, the three synoptics, with an even more prominent role in Saint John. By the Middle Ages, she had been identified with the ‘sinful woman’ in the seventh chapter of Luke, as well as with the Mary, who is the sister of Martha and Lazarus, of Bethany. Although never mentioned as a

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