Thank you for the post. Instead of giving up something for lent my journey is to find who Mary Magdelen was...So if you have anything on her I would greatly appreciate it.
I will keep you in mind. However, in the mean time, a word of caution. The bulk of material out there on this wonderful saint, has been compiled by left wing feminists and secularists. It is easy to get caught up in the bunk they are selling. Keep your eyes wide open and question any and all material you come across. She is quite popular with radical groups who use her to undermine the Truth. P.S. - Mary Magdalene is one of my patron saints and holds a special place in my heart.
Mary Magdalene is a special devotion of mine, because my birthday is her feast day, July 22. Be careful in what you believe, of all that is written. Look for materials that are faithful to the Scripture, limited as the mentions are.
One book I like is “The Spear,” by Louis de Wohl. This book is about Longinus, the centurion who (in tradition) pierced the side of Jesus with the spear. In this book, Mary Magdalene is conflated with Mary of Bethany, which is a “reasonable but not required” interpretation of the Gospel accounts. It is a very touching book, and it has helped to inspire my personal devotion to Martha and Mary (of Bethany, and of Magdala, one or the other or both, whichever they was ;-).