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…

Who Is This Mary of Magdala?

Dear friends of Magdala, As we prepare to celebrate Holy Week and one of the most incredible miracles of our faith, we have received lots of questions via email and on-site about life of Mary Magdalene and the important role she played in the Gospel. Magdala gives us a glimpse into the first century life…

Faith and Forgiveness – Women’s Encounter

MAGDALENA INSTITUTE WOMEN’S ENCOUNTER: Faith & Forgiveness Saturday & Sunday, March 3-4, 2018   Go Into the Deep: A Faith Encounter  –  Saturday, March 3, 2017  –  (2:00 – 6:00 pm) Join this Christian Women’s retreat: an afternoon of reflection hosted by the Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi.  This spiritual retreat offers women the opportunity…

Make the Difference

Dear friends of Magdala, Every year, as it is tradition, we reflect on the passing year. We review our actions, we think about our achievements, we try to put aside our bad memories, promise to improve, but most importantly, we wonder into the future to figure out what we want to write on our “Goal…

Building on Rocks

Help Us Bring the Vision To Life   Rocks. Stones. Boulders. Pebbles. Gravel… This biblical land is full of rocks and stones. [button class=”kopa-button medium-button span-button” target=”blank” link=”https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E227786&id=4″]DONATE NOW[/button] They are literally everywhere, so it is no wonder that the Old and New Testament scriptures are also full of rocks and stones. The word “rock”…