One of the first disciples of Christ, Mary Magdalene was a rich and worldly woman who washed Christ’s feet and dried them with her long, beautiful hair. She was at the foot of the cross when he was crucified, and she was the first person to see him alive when he rose from the dead. After his Ascension, she is said to have traveled to France and lived the rest of her life as a hermit.
Other patronages: carders, gardeners, glovers, perfumers, prostitutes; penitents, prisoners
Invoked: against fevers, lust