Letter from Fr. Juan (XX)

Dear Friends of Magdala, Many pilgrims who visit the Duc in Altum Spirituality Center in Magdala are impressed with the beautiful mosaics that are portrayed on the side chapels of the building. Each mosaic has thousands of little colored tiles or tesserae, which put together, form striking scenes of Jesus and His ministry around the…

2018 Archeological Update – Interdisciplinary and multi-institutional collaboration giving big results in Magdala

This summer, Magdala in cooperation with the Anahuac University of Mexico received over 70 academics, archeologists and volunteers from diverse universities and academic institutions on site with the purpose of supporting the conservation and restoration efforts of the Magdala Mikvaot area (Jewish ritual purification baths). Our archeological team was honored to work on this project…

Magdala – TripAdvisor Top 25 Middle East Landmark

Magdala – Voted TripAdvisor Top 25 Landmark in the Middle East! Thanks to all for your support of Magdala! We have been voted a top 25 landmark attraction in the Middle East on TripAdvisor for 2018! Thanks to all your visits, reviews, and amazing comments! Please continue to spread the word about Magdala – the…

Mary Magdalene’s Day – July 22

In commemoration of Mary Magdalene’s Day this Sunday, Jennifer Ristine, Director of the Magdalena Institute, will be releasing her new book: Mary Magdalene: Insights from Ancient Magdala. July 22nd is the Feast Day of Mary Magdalene, and Jennifer’s book is a compilation of all the information that has been collected over the years as we’ve…

Thank You, Mothers!

Gazing upward visitors ask me to translate the Latin phrase that runs around the edge of the cupola in the Women’s Atrium in Duc in Altum.  It’s a powerful sentence taken from an apostolic letter, Mulieris Dignitatem (On the Dignity and Vocation of Women), written by the beloved Pope Saint John Paul II in 1988:…

Letter from Fr. Juan (XIX)

Dear Friends of Magdala, Over the past couple months we have enjoyed a variety of important events at Magdala as well as an ever-increasing number of visitors coming to the site. In early March the Magdalena Institute hosted a very successful fourth annual Women’s Symposium and earlier this month we were one of the selected…

Mary Magdalene: Insights from Ancient Magdala

Mary Magdalene: Insights from Ancient Magdala Panoramic Perspectives from Archaeology, Scripture and Historical Traditions Speaker: Jennifer Ristine, consecrated woman of Regnum Christi Jennifer Ristine has been living and serving at the recently excavated site of ancient Magdala in the Holy Land since 2014.  She has served in Magdala as the Visitors’ Center Coordinator and Director…