What Lies Behind the Wall

Mary Magdelene's churchHere I stood at Mount Olive, I could see the structure behind the wall with onion shaped golden dome. It’s calling me and I wanted to visit the place but it’s not part of our itinerary.

Long after I came back from pilgrimage, I found out what this place is from watching The Passionate Eye’s episodes: The Queens Mother-In-Law. It’s a bizarre documentary of Prince Philips’s mother, Princess Alice of Battenberg, you can watch here.

What I find more fascinating is that this is a Church of Mary Magdalene and where Princess Alice is buried.

Having a profound affinity for Mary Magdalene as the first female follower of Jesus and knowing that Princess Alice overcame mental illness, there is much to say about having deep abiding faith and religious belief.

Saint Mary Magdalene, woman of many sins, who by conversion became the beloved of Jesus, thank you for your witness that Jesus forgives through the miracle of love.

You, who already possess eternal happiness in His glorious presence, please intercede for me, so that some day I may share in the same everlasting joy.


27 thoughts on “What Lies Behind the Wall

  1. All things Mary Magdalene intrigues me. I recommend a great book that has been a favorite of mine, Magdala. It’s by Valerie Gross. She portrays Mary as a spiritual leader, a powerful one. It’s such a good read, it’s always good to look at things from a different view sometimes.

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