quote by Pope Pius XII

A day will come when the civilized world will deny its God, when the Church will doubt as Peter doubted. She will be tempted to believe that man has become God. In our churches, Christians will search in vain for the red lamp where God awaits them. Like Mary Magdalene, weeping before the empty tomb, they will ask, ‘Where have they taken Him?’

— Pope Pius XII

Captivate Mary Magdalene quotations

If you have the courage to imitate Mary Magdalene in her sins, have the courage to imitate her penance!


The story of Mary of Magdalene reminds us all of a fundamental truth.

..A disciple of Christ is one who, in the experience of human weakness, has had the humility to ask for his help, has been healed by him and has set out following closely after him, becoming a witness of the power of his merciful love that is stronger than sin and death.

I once saw my mother playing Mary Magdalene in a parish event.

But she had to put the role aside in order to go and front the choir who were singing at the same occasion. She left the stage halfway through the Crucifixion.

Mary Magdalene beat her breasts and sobbed, His dear disciple, stone-faced, stared. His mother stood apart. No other looked into her secret eyes. Nobody dared.

The Catholic Church has never really come to terms with women.

What I object to is being treated either as Madonnas or Mary Magdalenes.


The Catholic Church has never really come to terms with women.

What I object to is being treated either as Madonna's or Mary Magdalene's.

When I did 'The Passion,' nobody believed in the movie.

Everybody was telling me, 'You shouldn't do this movie... But I wanted to play Mary Magdalene. I thought that I could do something strong and deep with this character.

I think they probably got it on, Jesus and Mary Magdalene.

I said to myself if Christianity is dead, I will sit at its tomb and will weep until it arises again, just as Mary Magdalene sat at the tomb of Jesus and wept until Jesus showed Himself. Then when I came out of prison I saw Christianity is not dead. The number of practicing Christians in Rumania according to the figures given by the Communists themselves in 20 years of Communist dictatorship has grown 300 percent.

Jesus. Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene. Delilah, Jezebel, Salome, Judith, Eve. Trouble, every last one. Add Minerva Highwood to the list.