Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Mary Magdalene...an introduction


Italian painter Bernardino Luini's "The Conversion of Magdalene", circa 1525. Luini's painting shows Martha, Mary's sister, on the left pointing toward heaven; Mary, to the right, repeats the gesture to indicate that she too will follow Jesus.


Mary's symbolism lies in love and strength.  Exiled and hidden, her mythical journeys after the death of Christ lead to romanticized stories in Western Europe.  My fascination with Mary continues, as she is the pre-eminent figure in the Bible that somehow, has been given an unfair history.

More of the Magdalene to come...

4 comments:

  1. Oh how I can related to these symbols!

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  2. Jeanne, you found me here too! I just started this blog to see where it would go in a way that could grow others spiritually :) Thanks for following me!

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    1. Its been a while, but in saying hello on the chance you see this 😊

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    2. Its been a while, but in saying hello on the chance you see this 😊

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