What Do We Know About Mary Magdalene?

Mary Magdalene is one of the most mysterious figures in the bible. In the canonical gospel stories she is clearly presented as being close to Jesus. She is there with him at the crucifixion and she is the first to see him after the resurrection. We can see that she was clearly devoted to Jesus and he clearly trusted her. So then, why is so little said about her in the bible and why is even that usually omitted from lessons on the life and teachings of Jesus?

There has been a concerted effort on the part of the institutional church to silence her voice. Over the next few weeks I am going to share snippets of a conversation I had with my friend Kayleen Asbo. Kayleen is a Magdalene scholar and an incredibly insightful woman so I am very honoured to be able to share her wisdom with you. You can learn more about her and her work by checking out her website www.kayleenasbo.com

In the video below I asked Kayleen to help me get a better understanding of Mary. I have read the fragment of the gospel of Mary and the account of her life after the resurrection in the Golden Legend, but I still felt like I was missing something. Kayleen really helps to bring it all together. I hope you enjoy it!

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2 thoughts on “What Do We Know About Mary Magdalene?

  1. Newest thing that has been tossed out there that she was one of the apostles that was on the road to Damascus

  2. Jesus and Mary Magdalene were close. The other disciples were jealous of that relationship and a concerted effort by the early church to demonize women in general and Magdalene in particular is blatantly obvious.

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