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

Crossroads of Jewish and Christian History

  • Letter from Father Juan

    Letter from Father Juan

    Dear friends of Magdala: The inauguration day of the Magdala Guesthouse for pilgrims approaches. Day by day my longing to see this project completed increases, to be able to carry out the programs that we plan to develop. As I have said many times: Magdala will be the platform to carry out many programs: educational, […]

  • Letter from Father Juan

    Letter from Father Juan

    Dear friends of Magdala: As you know, in Israel, Magdala is called “The Mexican Project”. It is for this reason that in this message we want to convey to Mexico and all other countries that have gone through natural disasters, our affection and sympathy, and especially our prayers in these tragic moments. We follow the […]

  • His Name Is Juan

    His Name Is Juan

    “Will you help me put this in there?”  I was standing in the Women’s Atrium watching the pilgrims and tourists as they walked rapidly from one chapel to another taking photos and gazing at the mosaics.  A woman approached me and held out a piece of canvas that had been removed from its wooden casing […]

  • August Testimony

    August Testimony

    Now it is really time to say goodbye to Magdala. Tomorrow we continue our journey to Jerusalem. I can’t leave without sharing something, because everything Magdala has meant to me is impossible to write. We came following a voice that said, “Come and see,” and of course we have seen. Magdala surpasses all expectations. Magdala […]

  • Letter from Father Juan

    Letter from Father Juan

    Dear friends of Magdala, The summer is usually the low season in Israel for tourism and the Magdala team has some time to breathe and catch up on some office work. The past couple of weeks we have been working hard to prepare the following statistics that we would like to share with you. We […]

  • Mary Magdalene: Icon of Hope

    Mary Magdalene: Icon of Hope

    Mary Magdalene: Icon of Hope By Jennifer Ristine, RC I’ve had the privilege of living in Magdala, the ancient 1st century hometown of Mary Magdalene, for 3 years, where we have received over 200,000 visitors.  And with that comes a multitude of opinions about Mary Magdalene.  I have read every theory under the sun about […]

  • Seeking Answers to Questions about the Past

    Seeking Answers to Questions about the Past

    Among earth, dust and stones little by little the work of archaeologists and volunteers begins to give results: the discovery of Magdala. It is not only a matter of leaving behind the walls of an ancient city, but of understanding the people who lived there, their daily activities, customs, religion, etc. This summer the seventh […]

  • Thy Kingdom Come!

    Thy Kingdom Come!

    They say coincidences don’t exist, but when you experience three “coincidences” in close succession of one another, you start to wonder how much of life can be simply attributed to chance. The following are three events that have changed the course of my life and lead me to believe that Magdala is a place where […]

  • Letter from Father Juan

    Letter from Father Juan

    Dear friends: While I write to you in this month of June, Magdala continues to move forward with a number of new developments, including meetings with members of various departments and the team responsible for the hotel opening. I don’t have enough words to thank all those involved: professionals, volunteers, friends and benefactors. None of […]

  • Magdala Stone the Highlight of Menorah Exhibit

    Magdala Stone the Highlight of Menorah Exhibit

    The Original Magdala Stone is the Highlight of the Menorah Exhibition in Rome Vatican City, May 15th, 2017 – This morning the exhibition “Menorah: Worship, History and Legend” was officially inaugurated by the Vatican Museum Director, the Holy See, the State of Israel, the Jewish community of Rome and the Hebrew Museum Director of Rome. […]

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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

Migdal Junction, P.O. Box 366, 1495000 Migdal, Israel

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