MARY MAGDALENE—Apostle to the Apostles

Jesus most likely met Mary Magdalene at Magdala on the Sea of Galilee for that is where she lived. Mary Magdalene is also known as “Mary of Magdala.” The gospel presents Mary Magdalene as an active character at Jesus’ crucifixion, burial, and empty tomb. Certainly Mary Magdalene filled the role […]

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Pope Francis brings heart of Gospel to US

Pope Francis

Pope Francis in the city of brotherly love Deep in the trenches is where you would find Jesus 2000 years ago,  ….among the poor and oppressed, the sinners and those who suffer. And that is exactly where we find Pope Francis, the 265th successor of Saint Peter the Apostle, on the final day […]

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Saint Mary Magdalene 2015 Feast Day Festivities in Provence

Feast Day Mass in the Cave

If you find yourself in the South of France this July you can enrich your vacation and your spiritual life by participating in some of the Saint Mary Magdalene feast day festivities surrounding her July 22nd Feast Day. . Feast Day Festivities in Provence . Sunday, July 19, 2015 — at 5 […]

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Mary Magdalene in the Upper Room

Mary Magdalene rushing into the Upper Room… …to tell the sleeping Apostles that “Jesus is no longer in the tomb!” James Tissot (1836-1902) is the French artist who painted Mary Magdalene Runs and Tells the Disciples That the Body of Christ Is No Longer in the Tomb. The Apostles fled fearing […]

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Mary Magdalene & Apostles—Moved by the Spirit

. EASTER MORNING JESUS appears to MARY MAGDALENE 9 Now when Jesus was risen early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils. 10 And she went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned and wept […]

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Saint Mary Magdalene National Shrine

A Saint Mary Magdalene National Shrine is my DREAM VISION…. My vision board for a Saint Mary Magdalene National Shrine has been on the wall directly over my computer for the past several years. ….to bring Saint Mary Magdalene (her relic) to the United States where it can permanently remain in a Saint Mary Magdalene National […]

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Mary Magdalene in Salt Lake City

Meet my new friend Jacque Smithe, a licensed clinical social worker for 23 years, who quit her job and opened Magdalene Religious Goods and Coffee Grotto on November 20, 2013 with her husband Tim in Salt Lake City, Utah. 2030 South 900 East Suite A, Salt Lake City, UT 84105 Yesterday […]

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Magdala, on the Sea of Galilee Unearthed

Magdala Excavations

Magdala is a town on the northwestern shore of the Sea of Galilee at the foot of Mount Arbel. Its most famous citizen is Mary Magdalene or Mary of Magdala. Mary Magdalene is mentioned in the Gospels as being among the women of Galilee who followed Jesus and his disciples and supported them “out […]

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Skull of Mary Magdalene

Skull of Mary Magdalene

Skull of Mary Magdalene The skull of Mary Magdalene can be found in the South of France in the once Gallo Roman town of Villa Latta or Tégulata, which after the death of Maximin (one of Jesus’ seventy-two disciples), became St. Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume. The skull of Mary Magdalene rests most of […]

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“DON’T GO THERE” by Martin Jim McFadden

A man named Martin ‘Jim’ McFadden from Co Donegal, Ireland wrote to me last week. He had just returned from his second trip to St Maximin-la Sainte-Baume and La Sainte-Baume, the very special shrines to St Mary Magdalene in the South of France.  Martin told me he had a strong devotion to Saint Anthony of Padua throughout his life […]

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Caravaggio Mary Magdalene Found in Private Collection

ROME, ITALY Just recently a 1610 letter was found in the Vatican archives in which a Bishop in Naples notifies Cardinal Borghese (great art collector and patron of Caravaggio) that Caravaggio died of fever in Porto Ercole and the sailboat that took him there had just arrived in Naples… with […]

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Unearthing MAGDALA Interfaith Conference—New York

On Monday, October 20, 2014, Nyack College in partnership with the Center for the Study of Ancient Judaism and Christian Origins, will host a diverse gathering of scholars and dignitaries in a conference focused on the discoveries unearthed in the excavations of Magdala. The conference will be held from 4:00 […]

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Saint Mary Magdalene Medals

The Saint Mary Magdalene medals in this collection have been recast in sterling silver and plated with 18k gold. Some of the images on the Saint Mary Magdalene medals are designed after famous art, like Guido Reni’s 17th century oil painting, and the statue of Saint Mary Magdalene on the Rock of Penitence in […]

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Day 9—Novena to Saint Mary Magdalene—July 27, 2014

Sunday— Saint Mary Magdalene—Feast Day Mass After breakfast at the hostellerie we’ll drive to Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume to take part in the welcoming for the feast and the procession into the Basilique for the 10:30 am Feast Day Mass. After Mass we will celebrate with the people of the town in front of the Basilique, then […]

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