Gospel Reflection for Feast of St Mary Magdalene

St John's Catholic Church, Maitland Blog

John 20:1-2.11-18

(If you have not read the Gospel passage on which this homily is based, scroll down to the end of this text and read it first.)

In this Gospel passage today for the Feast of St Mary Magdalene, the first two verses of Chapter 20 of John’s Gospel are given as a kind of introduction to what is going to follow. Then the text skips to verse 11 to focus on Mary Magdalene’s encounter with the risen Christ. The part that is missing in between is how after having told Peter and John about the empty tomb, and they having run to the tomb to see for themselves, Peter and John returned to their homes. Our text for today then starts: “But Mary stayed outside the tomb weeping.”

First, while Mary is looking into the tomb, she sees two angels in the tomb, where Jesus had been laid, and…

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