In honor of her ministry, she chose to separate from two of the three of her children for their safety. As a result, Magdalene and her daughter with other true disciples, were guided to Southern France to continue their mission. Over the next 30 or so years, she ministered across what is now modern Spain, France and Italy, teaching the Way of Love and changing souls for the good. Her teachings took particular residency with a community called the Cathars. The Cathars were made up of ‘Good Men’ and ‘Good Women’ who practiced in the Faith of Love. They looked upon all fellow humans as holy and with compassion. They became the healers of their communities, what we can understand as being a true ‘Good Samaritan’.
Tragically, during the Albigensian Crusade led by the Dominican Church in the early 11th Century, the Cathars were targeted and genocidally wiped out in a concerted effort to silence Magdalene’s voice and eradicate the teachings. Unfortunately, the only documentation was written by the Dominican monks during the torture of Cathars during that time. Everything else was burned, books, artwork, and people alike.
It is told that as the last Cathar was burned at the stake, in 1321, a prophecy was proclaimed. “We shall return in 700 years when the laurel turns green again.” The time returns.