Saint Mary Magdalen
First century. Feast Day: July 22.
Patron of: Penitents. Reformed Prostitutes. Glovemakers. Hairdressers.
An infamous prostitute converted by Christ, Mary Magdalen became His follower and friend. She is always shown with long hair and a jar of oils. In gratitude of His social acceptance of her, she washed His feet, dried them with her hair, and anointed them with oil. She was the first person to whom the risen Christ appeared. After His Ascension, she was set adrift in
a boat and landed in Marseilles, where she lived an ascetic and penitent life.