It is often assumed the Mary Magdelen was the woman from whom seven demons were driven out or that she was the sister of Lazarus whom Jesus raised from the dead but there is actually no firm basis from scripture for either of these beliefs. However, there is no doubting the love she had for Jesus. She stayed at the cross to the very end, long after the apostles and disciples had ran away. She was first at the tomb on Sunday morning.
What a wonderful moment that must have been when Jesus and Mary met in the garden just after his resurrection. First he called her, "woman" and when she did not recognise him he called her "Mary" which he must have said in some way that was familar to them both because she knew him at once. Whatever Mary's real story was - one thing is certain, she knew and loved the Lord and she carried that love right to the cross and beyond. What an example for all of us!