A Woman’s Touch

Magdala is a first century town best known today because of one woman – a woman who has fascinated the world for centuries, Mary Magdalene. It seems only appropriate that in the “hometown” of Mary Magdalene women would find a place especially for them. “I have never seen a place like this for women…”  “Thank…

Letter from Fr. Juan (XXII)

Dear friends of Magdala, We continue to welcome many pilgrims to Magdala! In the past few weeks, thanks be to God, almost a thousand pilgrims a day visit here. Often, they compliment Duc In Altum, the Archaeological Park, the Encounter Chapel and much more. Buildings are important but Magdala’s message is not in the stones:…

Letter from Fr. Juan (XXI)

Dear Friends of Magdala, A few days ago we concluded the construction of the cement structure of the south wing of the future Magdala hotel. This is one further step in the whole process of our construction Project that began a few years back. It’s quite a significant step because we can say the structure…

It’s Not About the Feet

“Where’s the room with the feet?”  “I want to see the big painting…you know, the one with the feet…”   The mural that decorates our Encounter Chapel  quickly became world famous.  There seems to be no end to the “ooohhhhing” and “aaaaahhhhing” of tourists and pilgrims who walk into that chapel.  And, undoubtedly, Daniel Carriola…

Letter from Fr. Juan (XX)

Dear Friends of Magdala, Many pilgrims who visit the Duc in Altum Spirituality Center in Magdala are impressed with the beautiful mosaics that are portrayed on the side chapels of the building. Each mosaic has thousands of little colored tiles or tesserae, which put together, form striking scenes of Jesus and His ministry around the…

2018 Archeological Update – Interdisciplinary and multi-institutional collaboration giving big results in Magdala

This summer, Magdala in cooperation with the Anahuac University of Mexico received over 70 academics, archeologists and volunteers from diverse universities and academic institutions on site with the purpose of supporting the conservation and restoration efforts of the Magdala Mikvaot area (Jewish ritual purification baths). Our archeological team was honored to work on this project…

Magdala – TripAdvisor Top 25 Middle East Landmark

Magdala – Voted TripAdvisor Top 25 Landmark in the Middle East! Thanks to all for your support of Magdala! We have been voted a top 25 landmark attraction in the Middle East on TripAdvisor for 2018! Thanks to all your visits, reviews, and amazing comments! Please continue to spread the word about Magdala – the…

Mary Magdalene’s Day – July 22

In commemoration of Mary Magdalene’s Day this Sunday, Jennifer Ristine, Director of the Magdalena Institute, will be releasing her new book: Mary Magdalene: Insights from Ancient Magdala. July 22nd is the Feast Day of Mary Magdalene, and Jennifer’s book is a compilation of all the information that has been collected over the years as we’ve…