The home where the Virgin Mary spent the last years of her life is a popular place of pilgrimage for Catholics. Located on top of Bulbul Mountain which on top of the hill from Atilla’s Getaway, it also gives the visitors a panoramic view over the town.
According to Christian traditional beliefs this is the House that Virgin Mary lived her days after the Resurrection of Christ. She was brought to Ephesus by Apostle John. In 1812 there was a German nun by the name Sister Ann Catherine Emmerich who visualized the journey of Apostle John and Virgin Mary from Jerusalem to Ephesus. She described the house so vividly and it was recorded.
The sister had never travelled anywhere else. The house of Virgin Mary is also sacred to Muslims, because the Muslims recognised Mary to be the mother of Prophet Jesus. The house became a Catholic shrine in 1896. Today many visitors from all over the world flock to the shrine.
There is water which is being believed as a holy water and can be drunk by anyone. The spring water is believed to have healing properties.
You can also put papers on the prayer wall and have a wish. The House of Virgin Mary is a must visit.
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