Since the 6th century, Western tradition has linked three gospel accounts as referring to one woman, although some notable writers are undecided.
Luke relates that an unnamed sinner who anointed the Lord’s feet received forgiveness of her many sins because of her great love.
He also writes that among the women who travelled with Jesus and the apostles was Mary Magdalene, who had been exorcised of seven devils.
Mary Magdalene was a faithful follower of the Lord. With the other women, she stood near the cross, brought spices to anoint the body and alone, weeping with grief, was the first witness to the resurrection of Christ.
Mary Magdalene is a patron of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans).
The Eucharist is the miracle in which Christ takes \"the work of human hands\" and presents it to the Father as himself. Our own little bit, our own willingness to search out what we can do, becomes part of that. God is looking for the Andrew in each of us.