Monday, March 19, 2012

inspiring women II

"What is hidden from you I will proclaim to you."

- Mary Magdalene, The Gospel of Mary

Mary Magdalene in the Grotto, Jules Joseph Lefebvre 1876, Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg

Mary of Magdala is one of the very first Christian leaders. She is renowned as the ‘beloved disciple’ who lived closest to Jesus, as well as ‘the apostle to the apostles’ thanks to her deeper understanding of Jesus’s teachings. Despite this very quote, only a few fragmentary manuscripts of the ‘Gospel of Mary’ have survived into modern time. The mystery of Mary Magdalene will keep on fascinating us.

Co-blogging with Sanne Aronsson.

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