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”…

Letter from Fr. Juan (XVIII)

Dear friends of Magdala: The inauguration day of the Magdala Guesthouse for pilgrims approaches. Day by day my longing to see this project completed increases, to be able to carry out the programs that we plan to develop. As I have said many times: Magdala will be the platform to carry out many programs: educational,…

Letter from Fr. Juan (XVII)

Dear friends of Magdala: As you know, in Israel, Magdala is called “The Mexican Project”. It is for this reason that in this message we want to convey to Mexico and all other countries that have gone through natural disasters, our affection and sympathy, and especially our prayers in these tragic moments. We follow the…

His Name Is Juan

“Will you help me put this in there?”  I was standing in the Women’s Atrium watching the pilgrims and tourists as they walked rapidly from one chapel to another taking photos and gazing at the mosaics.  A woman approached me and held out a piece of canvas that had been removed from its wooden casing…

August Testimony

Now it is really time to say goodbye to Magdala. Tomorrow we continue our journey to Jerusalem. I can’t leave without sharing something, because everything Magdala has meant to me is impossible to write. We came following a voice that said, “Come and see,” and of course we have seen. Magdala surpasses all expectations. Magdala…

Letter from Fr. Juan (XVI)

Dear friends of Magdala, The summer is usually the low season in Israel for tourism and the Magdala team has some time to breathe and catch up on some office work. The past couple of weeks we have been working hard to prepare the following statistics that we would like to share with you. We…