Feast of the Birth of Mary

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

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The entrance to the birthplace of the Blessed Virgin.

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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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