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Magdalene, St. Mary, a saint of the Christian Church as to whose identity there is some doubt, some considering her to have been born at Magdala, near Tiberias, and to be she out of whom Christ cast seven devils, others taking her to be the woman that was a sinner and anointed Christ's feet. This is the view of St. Gregory and the Church generally.

“God often bestows temporal prosperities on the wicked, to show how lightly he esteems what the world is so dazzled with; but crosses he reserves for his own, whom he would humble under his Almighty hand, and make them the objects of his delight.”