Letter from Fr. Juan XV

Dear friends: While I write to you in this month of June, Magdala continues to move forward with a number of new developments, including meetings with members of various departments and the team responsible for the hotel opening. I don’t have enough words to thank all those involved: professionals, volunteers, friends and benefactors. None of…

Magdala Stone the Highlight of Menorah Exhibit

The Original Magdala Stone is the Highlight of the Menorah Exhibition in Rome Vatican City, May 15th, 2017 – This morning the exhibition “Menorah: Worship, History and Legend” was officially inaugurated by the Vatican Museum Director, the Holy See, the State of Israel, the Jewish community of Rome and the Hebrew Museum Director of Rome.…

From Darkness to Light

I remember when I was growing up how excited I used to get before the Passover Seder*, I couldn’t wait for it to begin. We had to clean our rooms, and I loved telling on my sister who was hiding cookies somewhere. Everything was so exciting, we got to stay awake until late, everybody was…

Letter from Fr. Juan XIV

Dear friends, Recently a dear friend of mine visited Magdala and experienced an encounter with the grace of inner freedom. She was tied to her past and Mary Magdalene showed her internally that she could free herself to follow Jesus. We have now celebrated the feast of the Resurrection. Interestingly this year we had a…

Testimony

Estrella, Mexico City For me, Magdala is a place of encounter with your inner freedom. It is a place where you can set your heart in order, find forgiveness, and renew your alliance with God. It is here where my curiosity for Mary Magdalene began and my desire to get to know her grew even more. I…

3rd Annual Magdalena Institute Symposium

Women of Influence: Hope for Humanity 3rd Annual Magdalena Institute Symposium Magdala, Israel March 5, 2017 International Women’s Day honors the role of women in the world.  This year, Magdalena Institute sponsored its 3rd annual Women’s Symposium.  The symposium stressed that women’s feminine genius is a gift to be acknowledged, developed and offered to the…

Women of Influence: Hope for Humanity

There is a place in which women are highlighted. It is a place where she shines, she is transformed and her hope is renewed. It is a place where history teaches us about her value and her dignity. And we learn that the phrase “I’m a woman” is not just a privilege, but a blessing……

Letter from Fr. Juan XIII

My dear friends, I just came back from Mexico, where, on January 30th we had the presentation of the book “The Magdala Project” with the participation of the author Jesús García, Marcela Zapata, coordinator of the archeological project and myself. We are very grateful for the presence of so many friends and benefactors, as well…

Jack’s Prayer

Jack’s Prayer Every week I pull out handfuls of prayer intention cards left by our visitors.  I’m always impressed with how many people ask for prayers – sometimes there seems to be no end to the cards or the deciphering of languages and handwriting!  Recently I found this card among many others… My heart melted…

A Testimonial of Service and Love

Juliana Martin, June 2016 – February 2017. Mexico I came to Magdala with an open mind, ready for an experience that I knew I would enjoy. Magdala surpassed all of my expectations. At the beginning it was hard – I knew I was coming to work, but I didn’t know that Magdala would be so…