Mary Magdalene was one of the earliest followers of Jesus, traveled with him, witnessed his Crucifixion and was one of the first people to witness His resurrection.
The Gospel of John relates that Mary Magdalene visited the tomb of Jesus, and was terrified to find it empty. Jesus then appeared, but she did not recognize Him until He said, “Mary!”
She had the honor of being the first person to announce that Jesus had been raised from the dead. She reminds us that Jesus is always the answer amidst daily struggles with sin, when we feel lost and helpless. She is evidence that Christ is always here for us, ready with open arms to forgive us. Sometimes, we do not recognize Him in our daily lives because we are blinded by our detachments and world desires.