St. Mary of Egypt

Mother Mary and the Other Marys — Saints for Today’s Girls

“St. Mary of Egypt” (detail) – Sketch © by Judith Costello

Imagine living the life of a prostitute from age 12 to 29! Prostitution leaves a woman hardened and scarred. It must surely turn the heart into a stone because sex, which is a God-ordained gift of vulnerable union, has been turned into a crass money-making abuse of the body. So who is the 17-year-prostitute and why should we care? Mary […]