CROSSROADS OF JEWISH AND CHRISTIAN HISTORYLugar de encuentro de la historia Judía y Cristiana

Crossroads of Jewish and Christian History

  • Thank You, Mothers!

    Thank You, Mothers!

    Gazing upward visitors ask me to translate the Latin phrase that runs around the edge of the cupola in the Women’s Atrium in Duc in Altum.  It’s a powerful sentence taken from an apostolic letter, Mulieris Dignitatem (On the Dignity and Vocation of Women), written by the beloved Pope Saint John Paul II in 1988: […]

  • Letter from Father Juan

    Letter from Father Juan

    Dear Friends of Magdala, Over the past couple months we have enjoyed a variety of important events at Magdala as well as an ever-increasing number of visitors coming to the site. In early March the Magdalena Institute hosted a very successful fourth annual Women’s Symposium and earlier this month we were one of the selected […]

  • 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 […]

  • Who Is This Mary of Magdala?

    Who Is This Mary of Magdala?

    Dear friends of Magdala, As we prepare to celebrate Holy Week and one of the most incredible miracles of our faith, we have received lots of questions via email and on-site about life of Mary Magdalene and the important role she played in the Gospel. Magdala gives us a glimpse into the first century life […]

  • Faith and Forgiveness – Women’s Encounter

    Faith and Forgiveness – Women’s Encounter

    MAGDALENA INSTITUTE WOMEN’S ENCOUNTER: Faith & Forgiveness Saturday & Sunday, March 3-4, 2018   Go Into the Deep: A Faith Encounter  –  Saturday, March 3, 2017  –  (2:00 – 6:00 pm) Join this Christian Women’s retreat: an afternoon of reflection hosted by the Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi.  This spiritual retreat offers women the opportunity […]

  • Make the Difference

    Make the Difference

    Dear friends of Magdala, Every year, as it is tradition, we reflect on the passing year. We review our actions, we think about our achievements, we try to put aside our bad memories, promise to improve, but most importantly, we wonder into the future to figure out what we want to write on our “Goal […]

  • Building on Rocks

    Building on Rocks

    Help Us Bring the Vision To Life   Rocks. Stones. Boulders. Pebbles. Gravel… This biblical land is full of rocks and stones. They are literally everywhere, so it is no wonder that the Old and New Testament scriptures are also full of rocks and stones. The word “rock” can be found 142 times in the […]

  • “If I just touch His clothes, I will be healed.”

    “If I just touch His clothes, I will be healed.”

    Magdala is a place of encounter and dialogue between Jews and Christians, it is a place where archaeology meets faith, where stones come alive and people become part of the ongoing history of Jesus’ ministry. But this is not the only reason why it is highlighted as one of the must-see-sites in Galilee, but also […]

  • Letter from Father Juan

    Letter from Father Juan

    Dear friends of Magdala: The inauguration day of the Magdala Guesthouse for pilgrims approaches. Day by day my longing to see this project completed increases, to be able to carry out the programs that we plan to develop. As I have said many times: Magdala will be the platform to carry out many programs: educational, […]

  • Letter from Father Juan

    Letter from Father Juan

    Dear friends of Magdala: As you know, in Israel, Magdala is called “The Mexican Project”. It is for this reason that in this message we want to convey to Mexico and all other countries that have gone through natural disasters, our affection and sympathy, and especially our prayers in these tragic moments. We follow the […]

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All year: Monday - Sunday 08:00 – 18:00

Magdala (near present day Migdal) is located on the western coastline of the Sea of Galilee (Kinneret) and at the eastern foothills of Mount Arbel. Read More

Migdal Junction, P.O. Box 366, 1495000 Migdal, Israel

+972 4 620 9900

Volunteer guided tours: or call 053-226-1469

Mass or Prayer service reservations: or call 053-444-6406

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