Mariella was the daughter of Rosalia. She debuted in the first printed appearance of the Magdalena in The Darkness #15 - 18, and then appeared again in Magdalena/Angelus #1/2. Mariella must have been in her later teens/early twenties when called as the next Magdalena. Mariella inherited her mother's powers as Magdalena.
She was sent to kill the Darkness with the Spear of Destiny but unbeknown to her she was not yet fully trained. Even after the Sisters of the Order of Magdalene performed the ritual which gave her the ability to reveal a person's sins, she was still defeated by Jackie Estacado and left for dead.
Having recovered from her combat with Jackie, Mariella received word of where the Spear of Destiny was and set out to retrieve it. In the process Mariella encountered the Angelus and Appolonia Francetti, and was again left for dead.
It is not clear what has actually happened to Mariella. She was clearly stated to be alive following her appearance in Magdalena/Angelus #1/2 but was never seen again. Since a new Magdalena was called to replace her, Mariella presumably died on a mission not yet depicted.
Mariella was sent on these two very dangerous missions by Cardinal Innocent and then by an anonymous letter. The possibility was raised that someone within the Church, probably Cardinal Innocent, wanted an end to the Magdalena and her line because of their true origin.
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