Did Jesus Appear to Mary After His Resurrection? (Father Simon Says)

In a fascinating episode of “Father Simon Says,” we got into a really interesting question from Pat in St. Louis. Pat was wondering why, after Jesus rose from the dead, there’s no mention in the Bible of Him visiting His mother, Mary. It’s something that’s puzzled many, considering the strong bond between mother and son.

Fr. Simon began explaining that the Gospels, our main sources for Jesus’ life and post-resurrection appearances, don’t mention a visit to Mary simply because it wasn’t their focus. The Gospels have specific themes and messages they aim to convey, like Jesus being the fulfillment of prophecy, His divinity, and His teachings.

He suggests that Mary, given her unique connection and understanding, might have known about Jesus’ resurrection as it happened, without needing a visit to confirm it. This goes beyond the typical mother’s intuition!

Father also mentioned Jesus’ busy schedule on Easter Sunday, appearing to Peter, the disciples, and even 500 people at once. This shows Jesus wasn’t bound by physical limitations after His resurrection, moving beyond our usual understanding of time and space.

The bond between Jesus and Mary was incredibly deep, so much so that Fr. Simon thinks a physical appearance might not have been necessary for Mary to know her son had conquered death. Their connection was spiritual and profound, beyond what we might easily comprehend.

So, while the Bible doesn’t spell out a visit to Mary, it doesn’t mean the connection and communication between them were any less significant. It’s a reminder of the different ways connections and comfort can be felt, beyond the physical.

Jake Moore serves as a Digital Audio Content Producer for Relevant Radio®. He is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, and is passionate about classic movies, Christian music, young adult ministry, and leading this generation to Christ through compelling media. You can listen to more of his podcasts at relevantradio.com and on the Relevant Radio® app.