Saint Mary Salome (First Century)

Saint Mary Salome, a daughter of Saint Mary of Cleophas, was first called simply, Salome. She added Mary to her name in honor of the Blessed Virgin. Her father and her mother both were saints. She was the wife of Zebedee, who was not a saint. But she was the mother of Saint John and Saint James the Greater. And her brothers were Saint Simon, Saint James the Less and Saint Jude, Apostles, and Saint Joseph Barsabas, a disciple of Our Lord. Saint Mary Salome was one of the “three Marys” who stood by the Cross of Jesus when He died, and to whom He appeared on the first Easter Sunday. She and her mother, and Saint Mary Magdalen, Saint Martha and companions, were put on a boat which had no sails and no oars, during a persecution by the Jews in the year 47, and were pushed out to sea. The boat miraculously floated unharmed to the south of France. Saint Mary Salome died in France. She is still venerated there with great love and devotion.

See also: The Women, The Apostles, and the Tomb: Easter in Review

Descent from the Cross: Mary of Cleophas, Mary Salome, and John the Evangelist, by Rogier van der Weyden (1399/1400-1464) source