St. Mary Salome the Myrrh-Bearer
Known also as Mary Salome to distinguish her from the daughter of
Herodias, Salome was among the women who ministered to Jesus during his
earthly life and who went to his tomb to anoint his body. She is thought
to have been the wife of Zebedee, the mother of the apostles James and
John. She is thought also to have been the sister or daughter of St.
Joseph, known in the East as the Betrothed and in the West as the
Carpenter. Legends say that she travelled in her later years with St.
James and died in Spain. Other legends tell of her travels in France with
Mary Magdalene. These say that she died in the south of France.
Karen Rae Keck
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