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Friends of the Rosary,
Today is the liturgical feast of St. Mary Magdalene, a follower of Jesus, on par with the Apostles. She was one of the three women present at Christ’s crucifixion. Jesus Himself had healed her of evil spirits and infirmities.
Mary Magdalene was the first recorded witness of the Resurrection. She announced to the grieving Apostles the bodily rising of Christ from death.
The first Glorious Mystery proclaims today that Jesus is truly alive, not in a metaphorical sense. Heaven and Earth, the two orders of our existence, are coming together.
[Written by Mikel A | TheRosaryNetwork.org]
“The story of Mary of Magdala reminds us all of a fundamental truth,” Pope Benedict said. “A disciple of Christ is one who, in the experience of human weakness, has had the humility to ask for his help, has been healed by him and has set out following closely after him, becoming a witness of the power of his merciful love that is stronger than sin and death.”