Mary In Magdala

May the month of Mothers! Mothers are very present in the Women’s Atrium of Duc In Altum at Magdala. They are remembered in the figures of Salome, Mary of Cleopas, the mother-in-law of Peter, Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and the countless mothers who have traced their names (with their fingers) on the column dedicated…

Letter from Fr. Juan VI

Six inches under. That was the distance between where we had been walking and where we found the 2,200 year old bronze shovel under our feet in February. It is also the figurative distance that marks the beginning of the “Magdala experience” and where the Holy Spirit touches the hearts of the thousands of pilgrims…

Spring Flowers

Yellow. Blue. White. Pink. Lavender. Red.  I wasn’t just naming colors – but rather, marveling at the variety of small spring flowers that decorated both sides along the path I was walking this past Sunday.  It’s true what they say – that for a short time Israel is as green as Ireland!  The desert is…

Volunteer Interviews

Meet Santiago and Margarita, two volunteers who have come to be part of the Magdala project as volunteers for more than 9 months. Hear about their story and how they got to leave their footprint in Magdala. Interview #1 – Santiago 1) Who are you? 2) Where are you from? 3) When did you come…

Women’s Symposium – March 2016

Magdalena Institute is a developing project dedicated to the promotion of the dignity of the human person, with a special emphasis on the dignity of women.  It will offer seminars, retreats, and presentations based on the historical and religious value of the site.  Magdalena Institute’s mission also includes being a support for people seeking spiritual and psychological…

Letter from Fr. Juan V

Dear Friends of Magdala: Please receive a warm greeting from Mexico where I am currently finishing a long stay due to a back treatment I was receiving here. To my surprise my stay here coincided with Pope Francis’ visit to Mexico who continues to surprise us with his acts of humility, profound humanity, and integrity of life.…

Magdalena Institute

Magdalena Institute, situated in the hometown of Mary Magdalene, derives its inspiration from her.  Through her encounter with Jesus she was healed, had her dignity restored and was commissioned by Jesus to announce the Good News.  Today she is honored as the “Apostle to the Apostles” and offers women of all walks of life a…

Letter from Fr. Juan IV

Dear friends of Magdala, Happy New Year! It is with great joy and enthusiasm that I am writing this first newsletter of 2016. Last year flew by! It was truly in the blink of an eye that I remember being in my office in the summer and hearing of the launch of the new Magdala…