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Follower of Jesus who was present at his crucifixion and shortly after his resurrection

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What's the moral of John 12:3-8? (Mary anointing Jesus's feet)

John 12:3-8: 3 "Mary then took a pound of very expensive perfume of pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped His feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the ...
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Did Mary Magdalene understand at the garden that Jesus had risen from the dead?

Have a look at the different versions of Jn 20:16 relating to the post-Resurrection appearance of Jesus to Mary Magdalene : Jesus said to her, Mary! Turning around she said to Him in Hebrew, Rabboni!—...
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Does Lk 8:3 rule out the theory that Mary Magdalene had had a life of promiscuity before she became a disciple of Jesus?

We read in Lk 8:1-3 Soon afterwards he went on through cities and villages, proclaiming and bringing the good news of the kingdom of God. The twelve were with him, as well as some women who had ...
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Did adding the Feast of Sts. Mary, Martha and Lazarus clear up anything about the identity of Mary?

I was just reading in the National Catholic Register that Sts. Mary Martha and Lazarus have been added to the church calendar by Pope Francis and that the reason they weren't on before was because of ...
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Why could not Mary Magdalene touch the resurrected body of Jesus?

In John 20:17 it is written that, when Jesus appears to Mary Magdalene after resurrection, He says to her: Do not touch me, for I am not yet ascended to my Father However, Jesus does tell to other ...
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Why did Magdalena use her hair to dry Jesus' feet? [closed]

I don't really understand this part of the story in Luke 7:38. Why would Mary Magdalena use her hair to dry Jesus' feet? I have some clues, but I don't want to guide the replies. I'd like to know both,...
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Has the Catholic Church made any comparative study of the faith of Martha vis-a-vis that of Mary?

At Luke 10:40-42 we read : " But Martha was distracted with much serving; and she went to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” But ...
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Why do people call Mary Magdalene the "Black Madonna"?

Today I heard something most peculiar, and was wondering if there is a Biblical basis and/or if there were other denominations that teach this. An older gentleman whom I know very well, and almost ...
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Why is Mary Magdalene the patron saint of hairdressers?

Why is Mary Magdalene the patron saint of hairdressers and when was the first time she was assigned this role? From Wikipedia: Patronage Apothecaries; Kawit, Cavite; Atrani, Italy; Casamicciola Terme,...
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Why has Mary Magdalene been portrayed as a prostitute?

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to watch ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’. It wasn't all that great and yes I found it a bit offensive, however it did get me thinking. Why does it seem as if Mary ...
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Why did Jesus say, "Do not touch me"? [closed]

John 20:17: Jesus said, "Do not touch me, for I have not yet returned to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, 'I am returning to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'"...
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