Lamb of Sacrifice by Dana Tinathova

“What a blessing for you to be in Holy Land during Lent!” Many people told me after I gave them a tour. I only nodded as I didn’t know what to reply. I didn’t feel it was Lent and I didn’t manage to give up anything for the Lord as I would normally have done…

MOTHER´S DAY PRAYER

“She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises…

10th Anniversary of Pope Benedict’s Blessing!

Dear friends of Magdala This 11th of May we recall a very special anniversary for Magdala that took place 10 years ago! The blessing by Pope Benedict XVI of the cornerstone of Magdala during his visit to the Holy Land in 2009. Ever since the project began I had always dreamed that the Pope would…

Letter from Fr. Juan (XXIV)

Dear Friends of Magdala, Saint Teresa of Jesus says that “in the path towards God, the soul has to pass through four stations.” It is a great truth. In the Holy Land we are now in the full bloom of spring. This year it is exceptional! The amount of rain we have received this year…

My journey to Magdala by Dana Tinathova

My name is Dana and I started to volunteer in Magdala on 9th February. I’m from Slovakia but I’ve been living in the UK for the last 10 and half years. In October last year I turned 30. Although I had a great job and comfortable life in the UK, I slowly started to lose…

“Barnabas” Kelly by Christiane Esser

Barnabas is not a very common name, and I can assure you it wouldn’t be one of my top choices, yet in the first century there was a very important man who was known by this name.  The fourth chapter of the Acts of the Apostles introduces a contemporary of the apostles, ”Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom…

Letter from Fr. Juan (XXIII)

Dear Friends of Magdala, If I had to describe Magdala during these past weeks I would say it is exactly like an anthill. The place is buzzing with movement as our construction team finishes the landscaping and development of the site, visitors and pilgrims continue to arrive, and the number of on-site activities such as…