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 relicPaula Lawlor on the story of Mary MagdaleneLinda Casillas, who was there to gain peace around the murder of her sonSchoolchildren talk about what the experience means to themHere is the itinerary for the rest of the relic’s California tour.


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks writes mostly on film for KQED Arts. He is also an online editor and writer for KQED's daily news blog, News Fix. Jon is a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S.

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