Anne Bancroft as Mary Magdalene

Anne Bancroft as Mary Magdalene

Good news that Mary Magdalene’s memorial has been promoted to be a Feast. Go here for the info.

I’ve always liked that detail from the film Jesus of Nazareth where Mary Magdalene tried to get through the cordon to stand at the foot of the cross. The Virgin and John have just got through, but the centurion pushes the Magdalene away saying, “Family only.”

The Mother of God turns and looks at Mary Magdalene for a moment then says to the centurion, “She is a member of the family.”

Bewdiful. Gets me every time.

Check out my post on St Mary Magdalene in France and her relics at Vezelay over at Suburban Hermit