Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Feast of St. Mary Magdalene - July 22

Here's an excerpt from a book I wrote about St. Mary Magdalene, de-coding Mary Magdalene:

Mary Magdalene was an enormously important figure in early Christianity. She was, after the Blessed Virgin Mary, the most popular saint of the Middle Ages. Her cultus reveals much about medieval views of women, sexuality, sin, and repentance. Today, Mary Magdalene is experiencing a renaissance, not so much from within institutional Christianity, but among people, mostly women, some Christian, many not, who have adopted her as an inspiration and patron of their own spiritual fads, paths, and fantasies.
"amy welborn"

The book is available in other languages as well: