Tag Archives: Mary Magdalene


They were called Magdalene Houses, after the woman who was friends with Jesus. From the 18th to the 20th centuries, they offered refuge to single women who had become pregnant: a safe place to bear a child, screened from the … Continue reading

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We Welcome the Myrrhbearers and the Doubters

(first published in April, 2011) There is a wonderful term for the women who prepared Jesus’ body for burial – the Myrrhbearing Women. These were the women, including Mary Magdalene, who faithfully followed Jesus in his final troubled days, stood … Continue reading

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