CROSSROADS OF JEWISH AND CHRISTIAN HISTORYLugar de encuentro de la historia Judía y Cristiana

Crossroads of Jewish and Christian History

  • An Extraordinary Event in the Holy Land

    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 […]

  • The Significance Of Women At Magdala – A Special Thanks To Alessandra!

    The Significance Of Women At Magdala – A Special Thanks To Alessandra!

    From the very beginning of the Magdala project, one thing was clear- this was a place and a project closely aligned with women. Magdala is the hometown of Mary Magdalene, who appears in the gospels with other women at the service of Jesus. It is because of this that Magdala is the ideal place to […]

  • First Communion in the Holy Land – A Beautiful Testimony

    First Communion in the Holy Land – A Beautiful Testimony

    One of the sacraments for Christian initiation is the Eucharist. Receiving the Eucharist for the first time is the moment when a child begins to understand the truths of his/her faith and prepares to live them out. It is a seed of grace in the human person that little by little will take him/her to […]

  • Letter From Father Juan

    Letter From Father Juan

    Dear friends of Magdala, As you may have noted, our previous newsletter marked the beginning of a new season at Magdala. Along with our newsletter, we also launched our new website at We have received many positive comments and expressions of support to continue going forward. From now on we hope to regularly send […]

  • The Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene

    The Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene

    The gospels refer often to “Mary Magdalene” or “Mary of Magdala.” Magdalene, like Nazarene, or Cyrene, are names of the gospel that were passed on and became part of the life, tradition, and cultural belief of Western Christianity. From the time we acquired the terrain for Magdala we had the clear understanding of the importance […]

  • Magdala Under Construction

    Magdala Under Construction

    Construction is about to begin once more in Magdala. Last May 28th, 2014, we finished the first phase of the development of Magdala and dedicated it back to God. Since then we have been fine-tuning, revising, and preparing the launch of the next phase of development. We are ready to begin once more. Why do […]

  • It Is Always the Right Time To Say You Are Sorry!

    It Is Always the Right Time To Say You Are Sorry!

    Three special words often mark Pope Francis’ advice to families on how to live well together: Thanks, Please, and Sorry. Frequent use of these three special words enhances the quality of family life. But these ‘special words’ always require awareness and a dose of humility, and often a lot of maturity and courage. This is […]

  • Letter from Fr Juan

    Letter from Fr Juan

    Dear Friends of Magdala: By the time you receive this newsletter we will have celebrated the first anniversary of the inauguration of the Archaeological Park Of Magdala and the consecration of Duc In Altum. That is to say, it has been a full year since we completed the first phase of development and opened Magdala […]

  • Latest Excitement At Magdala

    Latest Excitement At Magdala

    May 28, 2015  What brings people to Magdala? The fame of Mary Magdalene? The best preserved first century synagogue in Israel? The oldest sculpted menorah found in a synagogue? The natural spring purification baths? The newest worship center on the shores of Galilee? Many people visit because they have heard Magdala is a ‘must see’ […]

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Magdala (near present day Migdal) is located on the western coastline of the Sea of Galilee (Kinneret) and at the eastern foothills of Mount Arbel. Read More

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