July 22nd is designated as the ‘feast day’ for Mary Magdalene or Mariamene e Mara (which means Mariamne the Master) in various traditions that include feast days (and for those outside of those various traditions, too).

The Wikipedia snapshot notes that while some Protestant communities don’t do feast days, per se, Magdalene is considered the “heroine of the faith.”

The Druidess, by Alexandre Cabanel (1823-1890). PD image.

I like that … heroine of the faith. It’s a nice upgrade from the long-held ‘misunderstanding’ (or reputation-smear) of Magdalene.

There is a case to be made for that.

Plus, what I appreciate about our heroine Magdalene’s story and example is that she wasn’t just bopping around doing the spiritual bypass or spiritual entertainment thing.

She was in it. Devoted. Engaged. Resilient. Transformed and transformative.

And, as it turns out, adept. Mara of the Inner Way and the Beauty Way of Relating.

Heroine of the faith. Wise Woman and devoted companion in her own right.

Though we don’t need to limit remembrance and honoring to one “approved” calendar day, such feast days are welcome opportunities to intentionally stop, slow, remember, even if for just a few minutes at some point during the day.

Remember, those quiet moments offer a wealth of benefits to health, wellness, and wellbeing!

Magdalena, by Mateo Cerezo (1637-1666). {PD-US}

Remembering Magdalene …

Explore these freshly updated Sophia’s Children reflections, articles, musings about Mary Magdalene, and the Way of Mary Magdalene.

The Wise-Woman Way of Mary Magdalene

The New Venus: Initiated Wise Women Rising

The Magdalene and Black Madonna Connection (the Transformative Feminine)

For a rich treasure-trove of other Divinely Feminine perspectives and spark-catalyst musings, follow the other links embedded in the post, or visit the Reader Favorites Series on The Divine Feminine & Deep-Feminine Mysteries.

Big Love,


Featured Image credit:

The First Easter, 1893-1896, by Arthur Hughes. PD via Wiki.