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“Enigmatic and unofficial, Saint Sara is many things to millions of people. To Christian theologians, she is “Black Sarah,” an Egyptian handmaiden to Mary Magdalene and other Christians fleeing to France after Jesus’s death. Fans of Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code believe she was the secret daughter of Jesus, hidden from the patriarchy for her safety. For religious historians, this “Black Madonna” is a modern manifestation of the Hindu goddess Kali, a fierce warrior of creation and destruction.
“Yet to the Roma who make pilgrimages to see her, she is Sara-la-Kali. Much of the world will recognize the Roma by the derogatory slur “gypsies,” a word that conjures up scenes of willfully eternal nomads, bewitching fortune tellers, and caravans that disappear with stolen goods.”
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