I didn’t get a chance to post on the Memorial of St Mary Magdalene this week. One of the best details of Zefferelli’s Jesus of Nazareth is where the Mother of the Lord is going to the crucifixion and Mary Magdalene is right behind her.

The centurion says, “Family only.” and lets the Blessed Virgin through along with the two other women. Then Mary Magdalene tries to get past and the Centurion says again, “Only the family.”

Mary Magdalene says, “I am family.”

At that point the Blessed Virgin turns and their eyes meet and she says to the centurion, “Yes, she is family.”