Mary may have come from Magdala, a town on the western side of Lake Galilee, hence her name. It is often thought that she was the woman who poured perfume on Jesus’ feet in Mark 14:3 or that she could have been the woman caught in adultery in John 8, but this is pure speculation.
In fact Mary Magdalene is only mentioned in the stories about Jesus’ death and resurrection and in Luke 8:2. Here it says he was cured by Jesus. We do not know if she was cured of an illness of the body or the mind or from the wrong things she had done in the past. But we do know that her life was very different as a result.
Mary was very brave and followed Jesus to the cross even when others had deserted him (John 19 :25). She is most famous for being the one brave enough to dare to go to anoint Jesus’ body on Easter Sunday and be the first to see the risen Jesus (John 20:1-18).
It is likely that she was one of the women who comprised the women believers in the early church in Acts 1: 14.