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Santa Maria Magdalena by Dennis Natividad · 365 Project

St. Mary Magdalene
Joseph Magcalas (2015), Polychrome Softwood
Pasion Y Gloria: An Exhibition of Filipino Lenten Images From 17th Century to Present
Manila Cathedral, Intramuros Manila

Mary Magdalene, died 1st century; healed of possession; disciple of Jesus and present at his crucifixion; in Mark, the first woman to witness the Risen Lord, hence, called the “apostles of the apostles” (Rabanus Maurus, 856 A.D.); mistakenly identified as the sinful woman of the Gospel of Luke (7, 36-50), patroness of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans); bright fuschia vestment and yellow cape.
Feast: July 22