|Fr Eamon, LC, and Robert Gebbie interviewed by Bertha Lynn of KMGH Channel 7.|
June 6, 2011. Denver, Colo. – An event in Denver
scheduled for next week is drawing a lot of attention
from the local media. Radio, television and newspaper outlets are
touting the Galilee Gala, scheduled for June 8, 2011, at
the Denver Museum of Natural Science, 2011 Colorado Boulevard, Denver,
Colorado. The fundraising event will support the Magdala Project and
a significant archeological discovery of an ancient synagogue there.
first century synagogue was found during construction of the center,
which is located on the site of the ancient city
of Magdala. The synagogue is considered to be the oldest
in northern Israel. A large limestone rock was found with
a carving of a seven branched menorah, thought to be
the oldest sculpted depiction on stone of the ancient Jewish
The Magdala Project, which will include preserving and exhibiting the
ruins of the synagogue, involves construction of a hotel for
pilgrims to the Holy Land and a multimedia center detailing
the message and life of Jesus and the history of
the land. The center is also intended to promote the
vocation and dignity of women, inspired by the figure of
The Galilee Gala was mentioned on the “Caplis
and Silverman” radio show on station KHOW- AM in Denver.
Dan Caplis, who is Catholic, and Craig Silverman, who is
Jewish, interviewed Fr. Eamon Kelly LC, assistant director of the
Magdala Center, and Bob Gebbie, USA Director for the Magdala
“They were so positive and promoted the Gala
powerfully,” said Fr. Eamon. To listen to the interview, click
Fr. Eamon was also interviewed at 11:00 am May
23, 2011 on the ABC-TV affiliate in Denver, Channel 7.
Click here to watch.
An article is running in
the most recent issue of the Denver Archdiocesan newspaper, The
Denver Catholic Register, entitled “Gala to benefit pilgrimage center,
archeological dig in the Holy Land.”
Because of its significance to
Christians, as well as Jews and other religions, the Magdala
Center and the site of the ancient synagogue are expected
to draw countless pilgrims after its planned opening in December,
For more information or to register to attend the Galilee
Gala, go to the following link, and to find out
more about Magdala Center, go to www.magdalacenter.com or www.notredamecenter.org.