Saint Mary Magdalene – the first witness of the Lord’s resurrection and the first evangelist
Mary Magdalene is first mentioned in St Mark’s passion narrative after the death of Jesus. “There were some women watching from a distance. Among them were Mary of Magdala, Mary who was the mother of James the younger and Joset, and Salome. These used to follow him and look after him when he was in Galilee . And there were many other women there who had come up to Jerusalem with him” (Lk 15:40-41).
At the crucifixion the male disciples were nowhere to be seen.