Paul the Apostle's Epistle to the Romans (16:6) mentions a Mary. She is said to have treated Paul with special kindness, and to have "laboured much among" the early Christian community.[1]

Although it has been conjectured that she is the same person as the Mary, mother of John Mark,[citation needed] this is generally considered to be unproven.[citation needed] Most traditions hold that there is nothing more known about her.[2]

There is also a suggestion from the Russian Orthodox tradition that Mary of Rome, is actually Mary Magdalene. Paul is not so formal as to use "of Magdalene".[3]

See also


  1. ^ "Mary of Rome - Lockyer's All the Women of the Bible - Bible Gateway". Retrieved 2021-05-07.
  2. ^ Who was Who in the Bible, ISBN 0 7852 4240 6, p. 255.
  3. ^ "Mary Magdalene: An Apostle to the Apostles".