The Seven Appearances of Jesus after the Resurrection: #1 Mary Magdalene at the Tomb

Image above is an engraved illustration of Jesus Christ appearing to Mary Magdalene, from a Victorian book dated 1836 that is no longer in copyright. Photo © Anthony Baggett | Dreamstime.com

Happy Easter from Precious Blood Renewal Center in Liberty, Missouri!

Christ is risen! Alleluia! Let us rejoice!

We hope you had a chance to celebrate Easter Sunday by means of a livestream either from your own parish church or from one of the televised Easter Masses.

Easter is the most important day of our liturgical year. This Easter season is like no other in any of our Lives, because of the coronavirus pandemic and the closing of our church buildings. Our church buildings may be closed, but the church is not closed. The church is a people a community of Flesh and Blood members of the blood of Christ.

Easter celebrated for 50 days because it is so important that its meaning cannot be captured in one day.

There are many appearances of Jesus after his resurrection from the tomb that are recorded in the New Testament. During the seven weeks of this Easter season we will invite you to meditate on one of those appearances each week through these video meditations. Each meditation will run about 15 minutes and it will be a contemplatively prayer. We’ll ask you to use your God-given gift of an active imagination to put yourself into each scene.

Today we will go to the tomb of Jesus along with Mary Magdalene early in the morning on the first day of the week before the sunrise.

New videos will be posted on Tuesdays. We’ll send you an email on Thursdays to remind you to watch. You can find all the videos here (after they are posted): Easter Video Series. You can share your thoughts about the video on our Facebook page.

[Fr. Ron Will, a Precious Blood priest and spiritual director, is a graduate of Catholic Theological Union and Creighton University’s School of Christian Spirituality. He has a special interest in helping form intentional disciples of Jesus, encouraging others to go spiritually deep-sea diving to explore a deeper relationship with God, and walking with people as they dive into the ocean of God’s mystery actually experiencing God rather than simply dipping one’s toe into the water.]

Image above is an engraved illustration of Jesus Christ appearing to Mary Magdalene, from a Victorian book dated 1836 that is no longer in copyright. Photo © Anthony Baggett | Dreamstime.com

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