From a homily at a school Mass on Friday of the 2nd Week of Easter, 4/13/2018
Boys and girls, do we remember who Jesus appeared to after he rose from the dead? Mary Magdalen, another Mary, Peter and John, the two disciples on the road to Emmaus, the disciples in the upper room. Very good. Someone guessed Mary, Jesus' mother. Is this true? Well, we do not hear about in the Gospels, but I find it hard to believe that Jesus would not have visited his mother after this great news. Aren't our mothers some of the first people to whom we tell good news? I don't think I'm speculating too much by guessing Jesus would have appeared to Mary. Remember John at the end of his Gospel writes, "There are also many other things that Jesus did, but if these were to be described individually, I do not think the whole world would contain the books that would be written" (Jn 21:25).