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Features Christ's Appearance to Mary Magdalene after the Resurrection Features

Meeting the Gospel women

“The women, at the most pivotal point in the story of Christian origins, are the faithful witnesses of these climactic events. In the way the Gospel authors frame the narrative, Christianity depends upon the testimony of these faithful women. The Church only exists because of their faithful witness and testimony,” says Dr Maurice Ryan

15th-century icon of Mary, holding her son

A Protestant and her mother, Mary

“But in this moment, as I sat down to pray, I was neither a Protestant nor Roman Catholic, but a daughter coming before her Father with burdens too heavy to bear, desiring the comforting embrace of her mom, who was over 5,000 miles, a seven-hour time difference, and 26 more days of silence away,” reflects a former Community of St Anselm member on her unexpected encounter with Mary during a recent silent retreat