Legends and beliefs

 

Victims of pursuits in Palestine, the Saints were arrested, embarked on a vessel, then abandoned on a boat with neither sails nor oars. Guided by Providence, they approached the Provençal shore. 

The legend says that Mary Jacobé and Mary Salomé, persons who were close to Jesus and Mary, landed at this place accompanied by Lazarus, Mary Madeleine, Martha and Maximin... Whereas the disciples left to evangelise far off, the Saints, mature women as they were mothers of apostles, lived on this shore which bear their name.

As regards Sara, one question remains unanswered: was Sara their handmaid or did she welcome them on our coast?