She was a devoted disciple of Christ, one of the women who supported him financially and travelled with him. She was the first to announce to the Twelve apostles that Christ had risen from the dead.
I wrote about her in May 2012 in a post in my 'Women of the Gospels' series on the Big Bible project here. And also on this blog last year on 22 July in a post called Mary Magdalene.
For a moving and inspirational contemporary sonnet about her do take a look at Malcolm Guite's poem in Mary Magdalene; A Sonnet published on 20 July 201.
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