Women in Church Leadership
Mary of Magdala
Take Action - Write the Legionaries of Christ

TAKE ACTION - Contact Fr. Juan Maria Solana and ask him to stop exploitijng St. Mary of Magdala to restore the name of their disgraced founder, Fr. Marcial Maciel Delgollado

Contact Fr. Juan Maria Solana of the Legionaries of Christ.

Tell him to stop exploiting St. Mary of Magdala to restore the name of their disgraced founder, Fr. Marcial Maciel Delgollado.

1.  Leave a comment for Fr. Solana on the Magdala Center’s Website here.

2.  And PLEASE WRITE to Fr. Solana (and copy his  superiors - see addresses below)


Rev. Juan Maria Solana
Legionaries of Christ
Magdala Center
Migdal, Israel

Dear Fr. Juan Maria Solana,

Please discontinue your use of the booklet, Magdala: God Really Loves Women, until such time that you have removed offensive comparisons of Marcial Maciel with Mary of Magdala. 

Further, we ask that you reconsider how your represent Mary of Magdala’s history in the Church.  She was a respected leader, a primary witness to the resurrection and named an “Apostle to the Apostles” by early Church fathers.  There is no biblical evidence to support the mistaken notion that she was a prostitute or the anonymous sinful woman named in Luke 7:36-50. 

There are many fine scholarly books on the topic.  If you want to learn more go to futurechurch.org

Sincerely yours


CC: (the superiors of Fr. Solana)

João Bráz de Aviz, Cardinal, Prefect
Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life
Palazzo della Congregazioni, 00193 Roma,
Piazza Pio XII, 3   Italy

Father Eduardo Robles Gil Orvañanos
General Director
Congregation of the Legionaries of Christ
Via Aurelia, 677, 00165 Roma, Italia
Telephone: 06.88.961