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Mary Magdalene: Insights from Ancient Magdala

Crossroads of Jewish and Christian History

Mary Magdalene: Insights from Ancient Magdala

Mary Magdalene: Insights from Ancient Magdala

Mary Magdalene: Insights from Ancient Magdala

Panoramic Perspectives from Archaeology, Scripture and Historical Traditions

Speaker: Jennifer Ristine, consecrated woman of Regnum Christi

Jennifer Ristine has been living and serving at the recently excavated site of ancient Magdala in the Holy Land since 2014.  She has served in Magdala as the Visitors’ Center Coordinator and Director of the Magdalena Institute.   The shared research and reflections she offers is the fruit of questions from countless visitors: Christian pilgrims, Jewish visitors, and even people from different faith or no-faith backgrounds.  She gives context to the first century ambience of Magdala by presenting some of the archaeological discoveries since the 1970’s up to the present day.   As a consecrated woman in the Catholic Church, she also connects scriptural texts to theological and spiritual reflections, enticing the gospel imagination to bring alive the encounter between Jesus and Mary Magdalene.  Finally, she offers a creative response to the multitude of historical traditions and theories that have developed over the centuries.

Contact or +972-53-521-3971 to schedule a presentation.

Date Place:
Tues, May 15



Holy Family Parish Center

25 Fordham Ave, Hicksville, NY 11801

Contact: Sal Restivo, 516-633-3423

Wed, May 16



Our Lady of Bethesda

Retreat Center and Center for Family Development Bradley Boulevard, Bethesda, MD, USA

For information & registration:, 301-365-0612

For direct electronic registration

Fri, May 18

Rockville, MD



St. Patrick’s Catholic Church

4101 Norbeck Road, Rockville, MD 20853

Contact: Kay Bidinger, 301-774-6843

This will not be the full presentation on Mary Magdalene. It will be an introduction to the Holy Land for those preparing for or interested in a pilgrimage.



Sun, May 20

Madison, NJ





St Vincent Martyr Church

26 Green Village Rd

Madison, NJ

Contact: Jan Figenshu, 973-568-8492;

Mon, May 21

Blairstown, NJ


St. Jude Church

7 Eisenhower Rd.

Blairstown, NJ 07825

Contact: Celia Bouffidis, 908-362-1503,

Wed, May 23



Saint Philips Parish Center

622 Putnam Pike, Greenville, RI 02828, USA

Contact: Keith and Lisa Kline, 401-241-8196


Fri, May 25



Availability in Chicago (O’Hare airport region)

AM presentation

Wed, June 6

6:00-7:30 pm


Knights of Columbus Hall

1700 Riney Road, Denton *note change in location

Jessica Long


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