entry of Virgin Mary house
entry of Virgin Mary house The Virgin Mary House: The resolutions of the council of 431 held that the Virgin Mary came to Ephesos. According to them, she came here together with Saint John, four to six years after the death of Christ. After the proclamation of Pope Paul VI in 1967, Pope John Paul II came to Ephesos and declared the House of Mary to be a place of pilgrimage for Christians.
Kidron Valley between Temple Mount and the Mount of Olives
The Kidron Valley called in Hebrew Emek Jehoshaphat and the Kidron River- Nahal Kidron separate the Temple Mount and the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.
House of the Virgin Mary Near Ancient Ephesus in Turkey
The house of the Virgin Mary near ancient Ephesus in Kusadasi, Turkey is believed to be where she lived and died. Visit the chapel, drink holy water and see the wishing wall
NAZARETH (April 9, 2013) - The lower grotto of the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth. On the second day of their pilgrimage, Cardinal Seán and the priests visited Nazareth, the place where Jesus grew up and the home of Joseph and Mary. Cardinal Seán and a group of 29 priests of the Archdiocese of Boston have traveled on an Easter pilgrimage to the Holy Land this week, and they're bringing the readers of TheGoodCatholicLife.com blog along with them. All this week, our…
Holy Relic of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary, from her gridle (belt, cincture)
This most ancient dress piece of Mother Mary has centuries-old tradition of veneration. According to the tradition, it is taken from the grave of Saint Thomas the Apostle who brought it from Jerusalem to India. Now it is preserved under the guard of Jacobite Syrian Church in Homs, Syria. Scientific studies prove that this girdle is two thousand years old (see picture below, in the comment box) and was made in Palestine. P.S, This Cincture should not be confused with the Cincture Our Lady…
Anthropology and the Bible
The Mary Magdalene Reliquary is located in a crypt beneath the Basilica to Mary Magdalene in Saint Maximin de Provence, France (above center) where Mary Magdalene is purportedly buried. The reliquary contains what many believe is Mary Magdalene's skull. According to local beliefs, Mary Magdalene left Palestine with Mary (the mother of Jesus) and Mary (the aunt of Jesus) and landed at what is today known as Sts. Marie de la Mer, a small village on the Mediterrane