santmat:

Mary Fears Peter But Is Vindicated: “When the First Mystery [Christ] finished saying these things to the disciples, Mary came forward and said, ‘My Master, I understand in my mind that I can come forward at any time to interpret what Pistis Sophia [‘Faith Wisdom’] has said, but I am afraid of Peter, because he threatens me and hates our gender.’"When she said this, the First Mystery [Christ] replied to her, ‘Any of those filled with the Spirit of Light will come forward to interpret what I say: no one will be able to oppose them.’" (a passage from the Book of Pistis Sophia quoted in, "The Gospels of Mary", Marvin Meyer and Esther A. De Boer)

santmat:

Mary Fears Peter But Is Vindicated: “When the First Mystery [Christ] finished saying these things to the disciples, Mary came forward and said, ‘My Master, I understand in my mind that I can come forward at any time to interpret what Pistis Sophia [‘Faith Wisdom’] has said, but I am afraid of Peter, because he threatens me and hates our gender.’

"When she said this, the First Mystery [Christ] replied to her, ‘Any of those filled with the Spirit of Light will come forward to interpret what I say: no one will be able to oppose them.’" (a passage from the Book of Pistis Sophia quoted in, "The Gospels of Mary", Marvin Meyer and Esther A. De Boer)

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honeyandwormwood:

St. Mary Magdalene
The Gospel of Mary, for example, presents a radical interpretation of Jesus’ teachings as a path to inner spiritual knowledge, not apocalyptic revelation; it acknowledges the reality of Jesus’ death and his resurrection, but it rejects his suffering and death as the path to eternal life; it also rejects the immortality of the physical body, asserting that only the soul will be saved; it presents the most straightforward and convincing argument in any early Christian writing for the legitimacy of women’s leadership; it offers a sharp critique of illegitimate power and a utopian vision of spiritual perfection; it challenges our romantic views about the harmony of the first Christians; and it asks us to rethink the basis for church authority. All written in the name of a woman.  
- Karen King

honeyandwormwood:

St. Mary Magdalene

The Gospel of Mary, for example, presents a radical interpretation of Jesus’ teachings as a path to inner spiritual knowledge, not apocalyptic revelation; it acknowledges the reality of Jesus’ death and his resurrection, but it rejects his suffering and death as the path to eternal life; it also rejects the immortality of the physical body, asserting that only the soul will be saved; it presents the most straightforward and convincing argument in any early Christian writing for the legitimacy of women’s leadership; it offers a sharp critique of illegitimate power and a utopian vision of spiritual perfection; it challenges our romantic views about the harmony of the first Christians; and it asks us to rethink the basis for church authority. All written in the name of a woman.  

- Karen King

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allaboutmary:

Notre-Dame de Bonne Délivrance
The statue of Our Lady of Good Deliverance, often referred to as the Black Madonna of Paris.
The statue dates back to the 14th century and has been venerated in various churches and chapels across Paris. It is currently kept in a chapel in the suburb Neuilly-sur-Seine.

allaboutmary:

Notre-Dame de Bonne Délivrance

The statue of Our Lady of Good Deliverance, often referred to as the Black Madonna of Paris.

The statue dates back to the 14th century and has been venerated in various churches and chapels across Paris. It is currently kept in a chapel in the suburb Neuilly-sur-Seine.

(Source: leblogdumesnil.unblog.fr, via sirensandshells)