SAINT MAXIMIN DE LA SAINTE BAUME

About mar Magdalene:

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One de the an ext interesting personalities in thé scriptures, she was reputedly a an excellent sinner. She repented of sa sins, asked forgiveness and became one of Jesus’ biggest disciples. Elle has been portrayed as a prostitute, marqué many historians doubt this……..and there room some who feel that elle was actually an early disciple of jésus from thé beginning ns His ministry.

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What conditions météorologiques know for sure from the gospel of John et Gospel of saint Mark, was that elle was the first person à see auto empty tomb after the Resurrection, et then venir see our Lord, whom elle mistook for a gardener. Elle is additionally believed à be one du the women who stayed at the football of auto cross during thé Crucifixion after auto apostles, v the exception of John, had deserted Him.

Although Jewish, she lived in a gentile area, in thé town de Magdala, indigenous which elle undoubtedly got elle name et had many ns the customs and beliefs of the gentiles; moreover, elle was coupable of numerous sins. Naturally the Jewish religious leaders would have been disapproving de Our Lord’s having actually anything to do with her. Nevertheless, she became one ns the most ardent followers du Jesus. Hair is an excellent example du repentance ont well as Our Lord’s forgiveness. Elle role can be implied venir be an important one…..as one of the leaders ns the female disciples.

Mary Magdalene after the Resurrection:

According to douane Mary Magdalene, her sister Martha, sa brother Lazarus, Maximin (one du the 72 disciples) and about 70 other Christians, were sent out to dé on a boat with no sails jaune oars. Our lord helped guide the boat to a city that is now called Saint- Mary-of-the-Sea. A gypsy take it them in et cared for them.

From here the coporation, groupe scattered, and Mary Magdalene and Lazarus traveled venir Marseille, whereby they taught Christianity to the native population. Later on on, she settled in a sous-sol, cave in heilig Baume. Elle worked à convert thé pagans of the area. Then in her définitif days she came down to be near Maximin (who had actually originally baptized her) and, after receiving communion from him, she died peacefully in his arms.

About the Shrine of terne Mary Magdalene:

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Inside the cave of the Shrine de St. Mary Magdalene

Earlier ce was thought that thé remains ns Mary Magdalene to be at Vezelay; however, in 1279 once a Dominican convent at la Sainte-Baume was constructed, the changed. On the 12th ns December the year auto discovery in crypt de Saint-Maximin, du a sarcophagus that was proclaimed to be thé tomb du Mary Magdalene. Ce even had année explanatory inscription stating why auto relics had actually been hidden. The locale Dominican monks shortly recorded numerous miracles credited to terne Mary Magdalene native those that sought elle intercession.

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The Shrine provides daily Masses as well ont reconciliation. There is likewise a gift shop here.

Her feast work is celebrated conditions météorologiques July 22.

We offer a gros selection of saint Mary Magdalene devotions in ours store.

Traveling venir Sainte-Baume:

The shrine is located nous a cliff overlooking auto Mediterranean, about 30 miles Northeast du Marseille. High-speed TGV trains whisk amie from parisien to Marseille in about le 3 1/2 hours. You can also volonté a train venir Aix-en-Provence. Volonté train & autobus schedules, watch fares & buy tickets here

From the train station it is around 35 mile to auto Shrine.

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If amie are driving seul follow thé signs. From thé base, ce is about a 30 minutes walk to the top.

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Address: 2200, CD 80 Route aux Nans 83640 Plan-d’Aups-Sainte-Baume, France

GPS coordinates: 43° 19′ 34.8312” N, 5° 45′ 50.2560” E

Tel: +33 (0) 4 42 04 54 84


Click here à la the official website of the Grotto at St. Maximin la St. Baume. Here is a virtual tour of ns Sainte-Baume

You might also want venir combine her visit here with nearby Cotignac, site ns apparitions ns both thé Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Joseph.

You deserve to stay at Hostellerie ns la Sainte-Baume, which is a religious loger run de Dominican Sisters and open venir all, or find hotels, B&B’s & restaurant in Sainte Baume, par rapport prices, and read what est différent travelers have to speak at TripAdvisor