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Our readers asked:

Was Mary one of the women at the tomb?

Ginny Kubitz Moyer Answers:

The Gospel writers don’t specifically mention the presence of Jesus’ mother at the tomb. Matthew tells us that Mary Magdalene and “the other Mary” were at the tomb for Jesus’ burial (Matthew 27:61), and that they both returned to the tomb later and found an angel who informed them that Jesus had risen from the dead (Matthew 28: 1-8). The “other Mary” is not Jesus’ mother, but rather the mother of James and Joseph (see Matthew 27:56). The same two women are present at the tomb in the Gospel of Mark and Luke as well.

 
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The Author : Ginny Kubitz Moyer
Ginny Kubitz Moyer is the author of the award-winning book Mary and Me: Catholic Women Reflect on the Mother of God. She lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area and blogs at randomactsofmomness.com.
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