Duc In Altum exalts the presence of women in the Gospel. Thanks to Divine Providence, this idea was materialized in Magdala, hometown of Mary Magdalene. Mary was a follower of Jesus among other women who supported him with their own means (Luke 8).
The Women’s Atrium features eight pillars, seven of which represent women in the Bible who followed Jesus, while the eighth honors women of faith across all time.
The honored women are listed below:
Mary Magdalene – follower of Jesus and present at his crucifixion (Luke 8:2)
Susana and Joanna, the wife of Chuza – followers of Jesus (Luke 8:3)
Mary and her sister Martha – followers of Jesus (Luke 10:38)
Salome, the mother of James and John – supporter of Jesus and wife of Zebedee (Matthew 20:20)
Simon Peter’s mother-in-law – healed by Jesus, then supporter of Jesus (Matthew 8:15)
Mary, wife of Cleopas – follower of Jesus and present at his crucifixion (John 19:25)
Many other women – the many women who followed and supported Jesus (Mark 15:41)
Unmarked Pillar – for women of all time who love God and live by faith