An experience full of challenges and blessings!

by Nelcy Cárdenas I arrived in November to be the Resident Assistant for the volunteer house. It was a very hectic time with everyone working to get the guesthouse ready for the grand opening. At the volunteer house, as is tradition, each volunteer has a “welcome” in which they introduce themselves to the group and…

Magdala in history

Magdala & Taricheae Magdala is a word of Aramaic origin meaning, “tower,” and most probably referring to a building or structure found on site. Furthermore, Magdala appears to be a name used commonly in antiquity in the region to the point where cities with this name would also have had a “last name.” This would…

Letter from Fr. Juan (XXXI)

Dear Friends, The Sea of Galilee is the remarkable stage in which Jesus chose to carry out many of his gospel teachings. The majority of them have one thing in common: Man’s capacity is limited and must turn to the power of God. We see this theme being taught clearly on the night of the…

Letter from Fr. Juan (XXX)

Dear Friends, Following the Magdala Guesthouse inauguration and our Christmas greeting, we find ourselves in the beginning of 2020. It may seem to be the beginning of another normal year, but for us it is not. It’s the beginning of a new phase for Magdala. Having achieved our goal of opening the guesthouse, we welcomed…

Letter from Fr. Juan (XXX)

Dear Friends of Magdala, As I write these lines, I continue to be in awe about the wonderful scenes that I witnessed during the inauguration of the Magdala guesthouse this past 24th of November. The inauguration marks an arrival to a most important destination, one which we are truly thankful to God. We are also…

Fr. Juan´s words

Dear Friends, for all of you that couldn’t be here today with us, we know you were united in prayer and perhaps through our livestream. We want to share Fr. Juan´s words during the ceremony and also a wonderful video prepared for to remember this occasion. For those of you who missed the inauguration please…

Letter from Fr. Juan (XXIX)

Dear friends In these very days everyone on the Magdala team is buzzing with excitement. In the air there is a sensation similar to that one gets the eve prior to a big event. There is joy, nervousness, anticipation and lots of work and final preparations… We are now completing the latest legal technicalities, final…