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Mary was among the women who provided for Jesus and his followers as they travelled though Galilee. All these women had been healed by Jesus. According to Luke 8.2, seven devils had gone out of Mary herself. Mary must have been a strikingly independent woman, especially for the time. ‘Magdalene’ may refer not to a home-town of Magdala or ‘Tower’ but to her being a
‘tower’ of strength.