From the very beginning of the Magdala project, one thing was clear- this was a place and a project closely aligned with women.
Magdala is the hometown of Mary Magdalene, who appears in the gospels with other women at the service of Jesus. It is because of this that Magdala is the ideal place to honor women and highlight the influential roles they play in God´s plan.
We have attempted to do this in several ways, especially in the construction of the Women´s Atrium in Duc In Altum.
Nonetheless, there is another way that was always evident, and this was through the presence of consecrated women and volunteers. It has been very providential that the majority of those who helped in the design of Duc In Altum were women… and one can certainly tell!
We would like to dedicate these next few lines to deeply thank Alessandra Soldati, consecrated woman of the Regnum Christi movement, who formed part of the founding Notre Dame team from 2004 until 2014, and who also established the first community of consecrated ladies of Regnum Christi in Magdala, where she served in the founding year of 2014-2015.
Alessandra has been recently called to Milan to continue serving her consecrated vocation and apostolate in Italy. All who worked alongside her will remember her radiant joy and willingness to serve. Her presence as a woman, consecrated and coordinator of Duc In Altum, motivates us to always continue ahead with our project.
Many thanks Alessandra!