Beauty From Ashes

Written by Jennifer Ristine After 15 months of giving tours in Magdala, the motto “Crossroads of Jewish and Christian History” slides off my tongue without a second thought about its significance. But recently the motto came alive for me during prayer. Praying with an Old Testament love song, The Song of Songs, conjured up images…

Magdala Invites Kids To Camp!

Throughout the history of the volunteer program at Magdala, the majority of volunteers come from other countries to share their time and talents in Israel. However, during the week of November 8, Magdala was swarming morning, noon, and night with a group of 87 15-year-olds who camped on Magdala’s grounds, accompanied by six teachers, three…

Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi

On October 19, 2015, the Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi (Jennifer Ristine and Christiane Esser) moved into their new house at Magdala. A dilapidated structure located on the southeast corner of the property was used and reconstructed in order to provide a simple home for these women who have been serving at Magdala for over…

Magdala Raises Awareness For Breast Cancer

We are pleased to inform you that Magdala will be wearing pink to raise awareness on social media about the early detection of breast cancer and support those who are fighting against it. According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, in 2013, breast cancer was the most common cause of death due to…

An Extraordinary Event in the Holy Land

Each year the Presidents of the Bishop’s Conferences of Europe gather to analyze the current events and issues of the church in Europe: its challenges, success, and concerns. This year, at the invitation of His Beatitude Fouad Twal, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, and for the first time in history, the Plenary Assembly of the Council…