St. Mary Magdeline relic ♥


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Hi everyone,

Our town was blessed with a traveling St. Mary Magedline relic of the leg bone which knelt next to the cross of Jesus. We had to wait about an hour and 30 mins to venerate it, but it was an excellent experience. When I was waiting, I began to smell a very strong smell of roses. I had a single rose petal in my hand, but it smelt like I had an entire rose bouquet in my face. I don’t think it was someone’s perfume either because it smelt entirely too strong, and for a while I didn’t smell anything at all. I know sometimes people get blessings of frangrance from the Blessed Mother.

But, I was just glad to get my entire family together to go to Church. It was a great experience :thumbsup:

Just thought I’d share. God Bless.

-Jeanne


#2

*Dear Jeanne,
It is so wonderful how GOD showers us with such Blessings when we do HIS well !!!
What an awesome sensation it must of been to be able to smell the extra mystical scent of roses from Our Blessed Virgin Mary!!!
God Bless,
Angel Face
*


#3

We have her leg bone?! Whoa, I had no idea. Very cool :slight_smile:
I remember during the Da Vinchi code hoopla there was debate over whether she went to France at some point in her life or something? Does anyone know the history of the relic and how it ties into that theory?


#4

From the Catholic Encyclopedia:

SUBSEQUENT HISTORY OF ST. MARY MAGDALEN.—The Greek Church maintains that the saint retired to Ephesus with the Blessed Virgin and there died, that her relics were transferred to Constantinople in 886 and are there preserved. Gregory of Tours, “De miraculis”, I, xxx, supports the statement that she went to Ephesus. However, according to a French tradition (LAZARUS OF BETHANY, Saint), Mary, Lazarus, and some companions came to Marseilles and converted the whole of Provence. Magdalen is said to have retired to a hill, La Sainte-Baume, near by, where she gave herself up to a life of penance for thirty years. When the time of her death arrived she was carried by angels to Aix and into the oratory of St. Maximinus, where she received the viaticum; her body was then laid in an oratory constructed by St. Maximinus at Villa Lath, afterwards called St. Maxi-min. History is silent about these relics till 745, when, according to the chronicler Sigebert, they were removed to Vezelay through fear of the Saracens. No record is preserved of their return, but in 1279, when Charles II, King of Naples, erected a convent at La Sainte-Baume for the Dominicans, the shrine was found intact, with an inscription stating why they were hidden. In 1600 the relics were placed in a sarcophagus sent by Clement VIII, the head being placed in a separate vessel. In 1814 the church of La Ste Baume, wrecked during the Revolution, was restored, and in 1822 the grotto was consecrated afresh. The head of the saint now lies there, where it has lain so long, and where it has been the center of so many pilgrimages.


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