Author Archives: Jennifer Ristine

About Jennifer Ristine

Jennifer Ristine consecrated her life to God in the Regnum Christi Movement in 1997. Her background includes working in education with diverse populations, from children with disabilities to offering faith and spiritual formation to teens and adults. She currently does pastoral work at the Magdala Center in the Holy Land. She is the oldest of seven children and currently boasts of 15 nieces and nephews.

The Significance of July 22 in Magdala!

This July 22 will be a special day in the Catholic Church, and even more special for MAGDALA.  It will be a day to celebrate a woman’s role in evangelizing.  It is a day to celebrate the life-giving freedom of … Continue reading

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RCMC experience in Magdala

Regnum Christi Mission Corps missionaries participated in a retreat offered in Magdala on their pilgrimage to the Holy Land.  It was an awesome experience.  I hope many other groups will make the most of this site and do the same. … Continue reading

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The Magdala Logo: Meaning and Mystery

If stones could talk, I would fire many questions at the unique Magdala stone uncovered in 2009 in the recently discovered first century synagogue. But they can’t talk; and so we are left to speculate, with the help of scholars … Continue reading

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Local Students experience Magdala

You can’t call it a vacation. But can you call it school? Sunday to Thursday, November 30 to December 4, 70 student and 10 teachers camp out and excavate the first century town of Magdala. The ninth grade class of … Continue reading

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A Unique Volunteer Experience

When I think of a volunteer experience I think of playing with underprivileged kids, caring for elderly, feeding the poor or building house for the homeless. But Magdala on the Sea of Galilee offers a unique volunteer experience. How is … Continue reading

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Life the Holy Land: A Pilgrim Journey

Life in the Holy Land is a constant reminder to me that I am a pilgrim…marveling and learning along the way, but not yet having arrived to the final destination. As pilgrims, along the way we experience a multitude of … Continue reading

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Triple Blessings

One week into my “new life” in the Holy Land and I am overwhelmed by the blessings and newness of this place. There are constant paradoxes…a place of strife amidst varying cultures, yet a place where many discover peace of … Continue reading

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Making a new home in the Holy Land

Life as a consecrated woman is one of obedience and availability to serve in whatever way we are asked. I never imagined being asked to go to the Hold Land. As a matter of fact I never even set my … Continue reading

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Uniting forces to knock on hearts

Pentecost was alive a day early in the hearts of 100 some old, middle age, and young people as they gathered in St. Agatha’s parish in Woonsocket, Rhode Island for a Day of Evangelization on June 8th. This was the … Continue reading

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Love Suffers Evil

God’s love is his self-gift, awesome any way you look at it or receive it. But the most awesome manifestation of his love is his self-gift on the cross. Jesus, Son of God, exposes himself to the abomination of sin … Continue reading

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