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SpacerLike others from the New Testament era, such as the apostles and evangelists, Mary Magdalene's sainthood was an unofficial yet ecclesial canonization due to her special role as a primary witness to the Resurrection and bearer of this good news to the apostles. By the 12th century, there was widespread devotion to her in the Western Church.

SpacerFor St.Theresa of Avila (+1584), the story of Mary Magdalene played an important role in her conversion from spiritual indifference.

SpacerSt.Bridget of Sweden (+1373) wrote: "There are three saints I love above all: Mary the mother of Jesus, St.John the Baptist, and Mary Magdalene.

SpacerFrom the Middle Ages, Confraternities and groups under the patronage of St. Mary Magdalene worked for the reform of prostitutes and troubled women throughout Europe. She is the patroness of perfumeurs, hair-dressers, and glove-makers.

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