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St. Mary Salome the Myrrh-Bearer

I Century
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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