St. Mary Magdalene is one of the greatest saints of the Bible and a legendary example of God’s mercy and grace. Mary was present when Christ rose from the dead, visiting his tomb to anoint his body only to find the stone rolled away and Christ, very much alive, sitting at the place they laid Him. She was the first witness to His resurrection. The moment when she saw the “gardener” near, the tomb, shows us the respect she had for Jesus. In fact she said: “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni!” (which means Teacher). From today’s Gospel according to St John, we learn the love and respect we ought to show our Lord Jesus, the same love and respect shown by Mary Magdalene and by Christ’s appostles.