7th Annual International Women’s encounter

“HOSPITALITY OF A WOMAN´S HEART” Download the brochure Magdalena Institute’s 7th annual International Women’s Encounter promises to be an inspiring weekend for women of diverse cultural and religious backgrounds. Men are also welcome. We will combine inspiring talks and engaging workshops with times of rich small group sharing, to facilitate a deep human and spiritual…

Awake! by Kathleen Nichols

The Virtual Pilgrimage In Faith roused my soul. My contented heart returns to and ponders all we have heard and seen together these past 50 days, glorifying and praising God. (Luke 2: 19, 20) Decades ago, I formed the conviction that pilgrimages can be powerfully transformative when certain essential elements are incorporated: history and culture; architecture, art and natural…

Magdala through history: From Magdala to Corinth

Corinth was an important harbor in Greece. Any ship wanting to cross from the Adriatic Sea to the Aegean used to stop there. To cross the Isthmus of Corinth—that narrow strip of land that connects the Peloponnese to Greece—the ships were taken out of the water, dragged for four miles, and released in the other side…

Letter from Fr. Juan (XLI)

Dear Magdala Family, friends and virtual pilgrims, May our greetings for a happy and holy Easter reach your homes and hearts! We had not communicated in recent months due to our Virtual Lenten Pilgrimage, Journey Through the Holy Land, Inspired by Abraham, our Father in Faith. During Lent, Holy Week and Easter week we have…

Magdala through history: Naval battle at Magdala

Flavius Josephus, already a prisoner of the Romans, describes how Vespasian, having subdued the city of Tiberias, headed towards Magdala (Tarichaea) to conquer it. All the insurgents of Galilee had taken refuge there. It was around the year 67 of our era. Vespasian arranged two thousand archers on the slopes of Mount Arbel and commanded…