My dear pilgrims:
First of all, I want to wish you a Holy Lent. Every human person needs a time of purification, renewal, and revival. That’s what the Church provides us with during the season of Lent. In addition, this year, we are participating on our Exodus: Pilgrimage of Freedom to grow in true human and spiritual freedom.
I hope you are enjoying this virtual tour and the holy, robust, sound doctrine the Church has given us through the Catechism.
I would like to thank many people who sent us their comments, ideas, and resources. We are pleased to see that there is such a proactive response to Magdala, and for this, we give our heartfelt thanks to you and to God.
We also appreciate the donations that many of you have sent us. If I’m honest, this pilgrimage had a huge cost: flights, transportation, hotels, etc. In addition, we acquired new equipment to make our production even better. We deeply appreciate those who have wanted to show their financial support through their donations, no matter how small. It helps us greatly and puts us in the position to continue to provide new materials and digital and virtual projects in the near future. If you wish to donate, please click here.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Don’t hesitate to lend your support to Magdala so that you can be part of this important work of continuing to provide our resources to people.
On a personal note: I appreciate the prayers that have been sent to me on my birthday. I read long ago that one’s 60s are the most fruitful in a person’s life. I thought this was just a consolation for those of us who are getting old, but now I see daily how the foundation of our past life experiences helps us do more things in less time and with fewer resources. I ask God to help me to offer my life to the best of my ability to serve Him and my brothers and sisters. Sometimes I would like 35-hour days, at least.
It amazes me more every day how God has given me such a huge family that grows every day. As I have previously mentioned, one of the Gospel texts that best expresses my vocation is the one about receiving a hundredfold…. God is never outdone in generosity!
And now, we are preparing for the celebration of Easter. What a thrill! Easter, Our Sacrificial Lamb, Christ… Our personal covenant with God. The New and Eternal Covenant. We should live captivated by our contemplation of this mystery of love.
Let us pray for each other and prepare for the celebration of the greatest mystery of Divine Love: Easter.
Fr. Juan María Solana, L.C. and the Magdala team.