St. Joanna the Myrrh-Bearer
One of the women who supported Jesus' ministry, St. Joanna was the wife of
Chuza (or Chusa), steward to Herod Antipas. Legends in the Eastern
tradition say that she took the head of John the Baptist from the unclean
place where it had been thrown after Herod's banquet. Joanna was among the
woment who went to Christ's tomb to anoint his body three days after the
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