Mary Magdalene and the other Mary
went away quickly from the tomb,
fearful yet overjoyed,
and ran to announce the news to his disciples.
And behold, Jesus met them on their way
and greeted them.
They approached, embraced his feet,
and did him homage.
Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid.
Go tell my brothers to go to Galilee,
and there they will see me.”
The Octave of Easter invites us to celebrate each day this week as Easter Day itself. We see the Risen Lord through the Resurrection Appearance stories to the first disciples, as if we were passing through the hours of that first Easter Day. And to these stories we add our own, because as He promised: “I will be with you always until the end of the age” (Mt 28:20).