Yesterday, Berkeley’s St. Mary Magdalen Parish hosted a relic that is purportedly a piece of the tibia (shinbone) of the biblical figure Mary Magdalene.

KQED’s Kelly Wilkinson was there and shot the following videos:

Kelly Wilkinson also interviewed several people who had come to see the relic. Audio below:

Paula Lawlor, who helped arrange the tour, on her personal experience with the relic[audio:]

Paula Lawlor on the story of Mary Magdalene[audio:]

Linda Casillas, who was there to gain peace around the murder of her son[audio:]

Schoolchildren talk about what the experience means to them[audio:]

Here is the itinerary for the rest of the relic’s California tour.


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor for KQED's daily health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED News Fix.

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