This Mary sat at Jesus’ feet, listening to his teaching, while her sister Martha was “distracted by her many tasks” (Luke 10:38-42). In John 11:1-44, after her brother Lazarus dies, Mary weeps at Jesus’ feet and Jesus himself weeps before raising Lazarus from the dead. In John 12:1-8, Mary lavishly anoints Jesus’ feet with ointment and dries them with her hair.
Mary of Bethany
The sister of Martha and of Lazarus