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St. Mary Magdalene's Retreat
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Yreka, California


St. Mary Magdalene's Retreat

St. Mary Magdalene's Retreat is located on a 40-acre ranch at the end of a private road just outside of Yreka, Siskiyou County in far northern California. The property played a part in local history having been an old Indian campground which was later the site of a dance hall and saloon for gold miners and loggers. The oldest structure on the ranch, a small log cabin that was once a brothel, has made an about face and now serves as the Chapel of St. Mary Magdalene, the namesake of the retreat.





St Mary Magdalene

This beautiful image of Saint Mary Magdalene was created by a current artist, KarmieVarya, using a still photo from The Passion of the Christ.
St. Mary Magdalene was believed to be a wealthy woman who supported Jesus and his disciples during the three years of his active ministry. At his execution she stayed with him at the cross and was the first person to bear witness to his ressurection. After the Ascension it is said that she traveled to Rome and was seen by Tiberius Ceasar. She told Ceasar that Jesus had risen from the dead and picked up an egg to demonstrate. When Ceasar told her that a person could no more rise from the dead that the egg turn red, it is said that the egg turned red at his words. Mary Magdalene is frequently represented in art and icons holding a red egg and/or an ointment jar from the anointing of Jesus' feet.
Mary Magdalene continues to be a popular theme for new artists and there are many current images of her created and posted on the Internet. This particular image, as well as several others, are available to purchase through www.deviantart.com, "the world's largest online art community." St. Mary Magdalene's Retreat encourages the continued inspiration of this powerful saint.




St. Mary Magdalene's offers a variety of items and services to help support the retreat.

  • Organ Accompaniment CDs - A two volume set of 40 Anglican/Episcopal hymns specifically designed to use in place of an organist. The hymns have a short introduction and an amen at the end of each tune.
  • Peacock Feathers and Feather Quills - Eyed peacock feathers in various lengths, peacock feather swords, mottled feathers, black peacock wing feathers, and rust wing quill feathers for making feather quill pens.
  • Anglican/Episcopal Rosary Prayer Beads - An assortment of individually crafted Anglican Prayer Beads at an attractive price. Also known as Christian Prayer Beads, Ecumencial Prayer Beads, or the Anglican Rosary, these are perfect for assisting your personal prayer life or to give as a reasonably priced gifts. Includes accompanying literature.
  • Chapel of St. Mary Magdalene - A small private chapel available for weddings, renewal of vows, blessing of a civil marriage, private baptisms, rites of passage, prayer groups, church groups and other uses.



Hand Holding a Red Egg

This page last updated on 15-mar-2015


St. Mary Magdalene's Retreat
Yreka, California
Rev'd Chris Enda-Luke CCS, Director
vicar@stmarymagdalenes.org
530.643.0858




Related Links
Community of Christ the Sower (CCS)
St. Mary Magdalene's Church, Yreka
Anglican Church in North America
Convocation of Anglicans in North America (CANA)

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