Mary Magdalene and the Gardener
Mary Magdalene and the Gardener
Lennon Brian SJ
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Mary Magdalene's encounter with the Gardener utterly changed her life. Not only hers, but also that of everyone else in the world. Nothing would ever be the same again. It was an encounter that came after gut-wrenching horror and bereavement, the utter end of all hope, the loss of the one that she, with others, loved more than anyone. More than this, it led to a new, vitally important job: she was to tell the men, and the whole world, the dramatic news that everything had now changed. That news would give hope to millions. But the encounter also raised questions about how the millions would live with other, and in particular how the followers of the Gardener would live with each other. The choice of the Magdalene as the messenger would raise stark questions as to why the followers, having heard the message, decided to exclude the Magdalene's sisters from decision making. That question, and the wider questions of social justice, are still awaiting an answer.

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