Feast of the Birth of Mary

Today the Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary is celebrated.  Here are some photos from Jerusalem.  Enjoy!


The entrance to the birthplace of the Blessed Virgin.


The place of her holy birth.

Very near the place of her birth is the Proabtica pool.  “Now there is at Jerusalem a pond, called Probatica, which in Hebrew is named Bethsaida, having five porches” (Jn. 5:2).

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The Church of St. Anne is also nearby.  You have to pass it to get to the Probatica pond.  The acoustics in this church are amazing!

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