Monday, June 17, 2013

Mary's House

Another highlight of our visit to Turkey was this hilltop home--the likely sight of the Virgin Mary's final home.  The surroundings were beautiful, although the time of our visit was incredibly windy.  We could not take pictures inside the small chapel.  It had two rooms--the first being a chapel/shrine type area, and the second thought to be where Mary would have lived and slept.

As you left the building and continued down the path there was a water fountain, believed to have holy, healing water and a wall filled with scraps of cloth and papers with people's wishes or prayers.

What a beautiful place

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