Journeys With the Living Stones – Magdala
Join Robert Rodriguez for this episode of our unique mini-series Journeys With the Living Stones – inspired by the words of St. Peter’s first letter in the New Testament (cf. 1 Peter 2: 4-5). This passage refers to the “living stones,” those whose ancestors have passed on the Catholic faith to them, and who are living witnesses to Jesus Christ.
Throughout this mini-series we will be accompanying pilgrims as they take us back to their pilgrimage journey. This week Robert Rodriguez will interview recent Holy Land pilgrims Roy & Marie Feutz, about their impressions of the ancient city of Magdala, located on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee.
During our hour-long journey we will discuss and vividly describe:
- the 1st century ruins discovered here, currently part of an active archeological dig site
- the Duc In Altum church at Magdala; the Boat Chapel, Encounter Chapel, and the beautiful mosaics
- Who was St. Mary Magdalene and what can we learn from her?
- Who was the Hemorrhaging Woman and what can we learn from her?
Jewel for the Journey:
[St. Mary Magdalene] a disciple of the Lord who plays a lead role in the Gospels. [She] reminds us of a fundamental truth. A disciple of Christ is one who, in the experience of human weakness, has had the humility to ask for his help, has been healed by him, and has set out following closely after him, becoming a witness of the power of his merciful love that is stronger than sin and death. — Pope Benedict XVI
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