A clan’s ‘Dalene’ devotion: She can be a model for millennials

MANILA, Philippines --- Catholics around the world mostly remember Mary Magdalene as the first witness to the empty tomb of Jesus --- a key proof of his resurrection on Easter Sunday.   But for a clan in Iligan City, Mary Magdalene is a faithful disciple who deserves the honor of being part of the Santo Entierro (Holy Burial) procession on Good Friday.   So there she was, the image of Mary Magdalene in a "carroza" (decorated float), just behind the carroza of Mary in mourning black, St. Joseph, and the Santo Entierro, the image of the dead Christ.   "It has been the family practice for years to have Dalene (pet name for St. Magdalene) join the Santo E...

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