Mary Magdalene was a close friend of Jesus and deeply felt the heartbreak of his death. If you have ever lost a friend or felt heartbroken, Mary Magdalene is the saint for you. Fr. Joe Laramie, SJ, reflects on the Feast of Mary Magdalene, friend and disciple of Jesus.
Have you ever had your heart broken? Maybe you’ve lost someone you love. If so, then Mary Magdalene is a patron saint for you. Mary Magdalene was a close friend of Jesus. He came to her house for dinner. He raised her brother Lazarus from the dead. And she stayed with Jesus all the way to the cross.
On Easter Sunday, She is the first one to arrive at the tomb of Jesus. Incredibly, his body is not there. As she weeps, The Risen Jesus appears to her. She doesn’t recognize him at first — until he calls her name: Mary. Then, she embraces him, uniting her broken heart to His Sacred Heart
If your heart is broken, and needs healing, then offer your heart to His Sacred Heart.
St Mary Magdalene, pray for us.