July 22 – Mary Magdalene

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1st Reading: Proverbs 31:10-31 Epistle: Acts 13:26-31 Gospel: John 20:1-2, 10-18

Hymn of the Day: Now all the vault of heav’n resounds

Mary Magdalene is remembered as one of Jesus’ most celebrated followers, famous, according to Mark 16:9-10 and John 20:14-17, for being the first person to see the resurrected Christ.

Earlier in her life, Jesus had cleansed her of seven demons (Luke 8:2 and Mark 16:9). She was one of the women who accompanied and aided Jesus in Galilee (Luke 8:1-2), and all four Gospels attest that she witnessed Jesus’ crucifixion and burial; John 19:25-26 further notes that she stood by the cross, near the Virgin Mary and the unidentified Apostle whom Jesus loved.

Having seen where Jesus was buried (Mark 15:47), she went with two other women on Easter morning to the tomb to anoint the corpse. Finding the tomb empty, Mary ran to the disciples. She returned with St. Peter, who, astonished, left her. Christ then appeared to Mary and instructed her to tell the Apostles that he was ascending to the Father (John 20:17).

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org ‘Mary Magdalene’ http://www.britannica.com ‘Saint Mary Magdalene’

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