“Woman, why weepest thou? Whom seekest thou?”
These beautiful lines capture the scene presented in today’s Gospel. Christ asks these questions to Saint Mary Magdalene, whose feast day we celebrate this evening.
Who was Saint Mary Magdalene? We do know that she was one of Jesus’s inner circle of followers. We also know from St Luke that she was healed, by Jesus, of seven evil spirits.
We do not know much about her background. There has been much speculation. Father Robert Crouse described her as, “the example of a notable sinner who became a great saint”. ...