One of the most recent developments at the Magdala
Center in the Holy Land -- the installment of Venetian
mosaics -- has been completed. These beautiful new images now
adorn the four side chapels in the center’s Church, located
on the Sea of Galilee.
Another development has been the construction
of eight columns in the atrium area, which include the
names of women mentioned in Scripture who followed Jesus closely
during his ministry.
(Click here to read the previous article
about the mosaics and columns on this website.)
Fr. Juan Solana
LC, director of the Notre Dame of Jerusalem Pontifical Institute,
which oversees the Magdala Center project, described the mosaics as
“windows to help the pilgrim contemplate the life of Jesus.”
He also said the center and its attractions are a
“homeland for Christian women in the Holy land.”
The photo gallery
above provides a glimpse into the creation process, the completed
mosaics and columns, as well the Biblical tales they tell.
For more information on the Magdala Center and its progress,
go to http://www.magdalacenter.com/.