“‘We should reflect on Mary Magdalene’s attitude and the great love she felt for Christ; for though the disciples had left the tomb, she remained.
She was still seeking the one she had not found, and while she sought she wept; burning with the fire of love, she longed for Him who she thought had been taken away.
And so it happened that the woman who stayed behind to seek Christ was the only one to see Him.
For perseverance is essential to any good deed, as the voice of truth tell us: “Whoever perseveres to the end will be saved.”’
– POPE SAINT GREGORY THE GREAT