|New Testament Saint Mary Magdalene See also magdalen a woman of Magdala () in Galilee whom Jesus cured of evil spirits (Luke 8:2) and who is often identified with the sinful woman of Luke 7:36--50. In Christian tradition she is usually taken to have been a prostitute. Feast day: July 22|
In the Gospels, a woman who became a follower of Jesus after he drove out her demons. She is also described as a woman who was present at the Crucifixion, as an attendant at his burial, and as one of the witnesses to the discovery of the empty tomb three days later.