Gaze

Gaze By Kathleen Nichols Paddleboarding from Magdala to Capernaum takes a little under three hours, and I have made the crossing several times in the past weeks. The Sea of Galilee in the early morning is generally calm, and around dawn, the northern part of the lake is especially peaceful. As I lead my brother,…

Magdala Palm Tree

The Palm Trees of the Holy Land

The Palm Trees of the Holy Land Prayerfully watching the sunrise over the Sea of Galilee through the great arched window in Duc In Altum always fills me with peaceful delight. The growing daylight forms a shining path over the water toward the opposite shore, still dressed in the morning mist. This backdrop accentuates several…

Magdala

Letter from Fr. John (XLVII)

Dear Magdala Family, A few months have passed since our last newsletter, but I trust that you have been able to follow some of the latest developments of Magdala through our new online programming and latest Pilgrimage of Grace. Our latest virtual pilgrimage was an outpouring of God´s grace from all perspectives. After a two-year…

8TH WOMEN´S ENCOUNTER

THE WAY OF BEAUTY Female Musicians Inspiring Hope in Times of Crisis   SEE COMPLETE PROGRAM AND COSTS REGISTER HERE Join us for the 8th Annual Women’s Encounter at Magdala, ancient hometown of Mary Magdalene and explore the power of the Feminine Genius: the unique way in which women are designed to bring life and…

Letter from Fr. John (XLVI)

Dear Magdala Family, Happy New Year! This is our first newsletter of the year, and I would like it to be about hope, great joy and abandonment in the hands of God. I have just arrived to Magdala, after two months of adventures. As I mentioned before, I made a trip to the USA and…

Second Ancient Synagogue Found in Magdala

On December 12th, 2021, the Israel Antiquities Authority together with the company “Y.G. Contractual” and the University of Haifa announced the discovery of a second synagogue in the western sector of the ancient town of Magdala. The second synagogue dates from the Second Temple period and was located in the same Magdala settlement, just 160…