St. Mary Magdalen in Art: She Loved Much

 Dolci Carlo 
 Today is the feast of St. Mary Magdalen
Luke 7:47 “For this reason I say to you, her sins, which are many, have been forgiven, for she loved much; but he who is forgiven little, loves little
frederick sandys
 Mary Magdalen was so called either from Magdala near Tiberias, on thewest shore of Galilee, or from a Talmudic expression meaning “curling women’s hair,”  which refers to an adulteress.
In the New Testament she is mentioned among the women who accompanied Christ and ministered to Him (Luke 8:2-3), where it is also said that seven devils had been cast out of her (Mark 16:9). She is next named as standing at the foot of the cross (Mark 15:40;Matthew 27:56; John 19:25; Luke 23:49). She saw Christ laid in the tomb, and she was the first recorded witness of the Resurrection. Most of the Latins hold that these three were one and the same.        see more>
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