Saint Mary of Magdala – A Founder of Christianity

Saint Mary’s Day – July 22: marks the day that the church officially commemorates the life and witness of:

First witness to the resurrection.

Apostle to the apostles.

Judged a whore. No evidence.

Priest and leader of the early Christian movement.

Jesus put such faith in Mary.

The church made her the patron saint of cosmetics and perfume.

Artists paint her with flaming red hair; most often with one or both of her breasts exposed.

Remembered by the church not as her founder, not as the Apostle to the apostles but as a penitent sinner!

How did this happen?   

Link to earlier post about St. Mary:  The Resurrection of Mary an Idle Tale

Enjoy this BBC documentary: