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:http://ww2.kqed.org/news/wp-content/uploads/sites/10/2011/02/RelicFacilitator1.mp3]
Paula Lawlor on the story of Mary Magdalene[audio:http://ww2.kqed.org/news/wp-content/uploads/sites/10/2011/02/RelicFacilitatorMaryStory.mp3]
Linda Casillas, who was there to gain peace around the murder of her son[audio:http://ww2.kqed.org/news/wp-content/uploads/sites/10/2011/02/RelicVictimsmom.mp3]
Schoolchildren talk about what the experience means to them[audio:http://ww2.kqed.org/news/wp-content/uploads/sites/10/2011/02/RelicKids.mp3]
Here is the itinerary for the rest of the relic’s California tour.
- The Relics of Saint Marie-Magdalene at La Sainte Baume Diocese of Frejus-Toulon, Southern France (EWTN Global Catholic Network)