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 you a newsletter each month with updates about what is happening at Magdala.
This July is a very special month at Magdala for three reasons:
- On the 22nd of July we celebrate the Feast of St. Mary Magdalene. We will celebrate it in Magdala and I am inviting all of you to unite in spirit in our celebration.
- We are officially launching Bringing The Vision To Life, a 1000-day capital campaign to raise the funds needed to complete the next phase in the development of Magdala.
- We are resuming construction of the Magdala guesthouse and restaurant. We have the opportunity to receive a $6 Million grant from the state of Israel, if we are able to make significant progress on the guesthouse by the end of 2015. We covet your prayers and welcome your donations to help make this possible.
On July 22nd we will pray to heaven for God to help us in continuing with this project. We know this is one of many projects taking place around the world, but also we know Magdala has been uniquely blessed by God up to now. Let us pray that he continues to guide and provide the means for us to accomplish everything he has called us to do.
We thank you ahead of time for your prayers on July 22nd as we ask God for his help, and for your support after July 22nd so that we can coordinate our efforts, achieve our objectives, and bring the vision to life!
Saint Mary Magdalene, pray for us.
I send you my warm greeting and many blessings,
Fr. Juan María Solana, L.C.