Letter from Fr. Juan II

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 www.magdala.org. 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 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

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!

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 I

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

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’…

Magdala’s Logo: The Discovery

If stones could talk, we would fire many questions at the unique Magdala Stone uncovered in 2009 in the recently discovered First Century Synagogue. Since they cannot talk, we have left it up to the scholars to speculate. Before the Temple of Jerusalem was destroyed, in 70 AD, the Jewish city of Magdala possessed a…

March Newsletter

Newsletter March 2014, No. 37 Dear Friends of the Magdala Center: Warmest regards and wishes. Please excuse the delay in sending this newsletter. On December 23rd, I was called to participate in the General Chapter of the Legionaries of Christ during January and February in Rome. These two months were filled with God’s graces, which…