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Duc In Altum

Phase One of the development of Magdala included the design and construction of Duc In Altum. Duc In Altum draws its name from Luke 5:4 where Jesus instructs Simon Peter to “launch into the deep” or “put out into deep water”.

Duc In Altum has been called “the most unique spiritual center in the Holy Land.” Pilgrims have already begun to visit Duc In Altum to pray, worship, celebrate Mass, and experience the presence of our risen Lord. Duc In Altum houses the Women’s Atrium, Boat Chapel, Mosaic Chapels, and Encounter Chapel.

The purpose of Duc In Altum is to honor Jesus in an aspect not as explicitly portrayed in the Holy Land: Jesus devoted most of his public ministry to preach. Our Lord himself described his apostolic activity in “The Sower” parable, which is the only parable we know with certainty was preached from that original and beautiful pulpit: Peter´s boat.

This is why the name “Duc In Altum” was chosen. Jesus desired to teach his disciples the experience of the “miraculous catch”. They would become “fishers of men”.

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Magdala (near present day Migdal) is located on the western coastline of the Sea of Galilee (Kinneret) and at the eastern foothills of Mount Arbel. Read More

Migdal Junction, P.O. Box 366, 1495000 Migdal, Israel

+972 4 620 9900

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