These women had followed him when he was in Galilee and ministered to him….
It’s interesting how the women spent time around Jesus during the time of his suffering and death. Not only the Blessed Mother, but another Mary who was well known too. The one from Magdala. Her feast day is July 22.
Mary Magdalene was with Jesus closely through his ministry. Then at the cross, at the tomb. Seeing the angels there, then thinking Jesus was the gardener. He asked why she was weeping.
“Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni,” which means Teacher.”—John 20:16