January 01, 2012

OAT Israel: Ein Kerem

Ein Kerem is especially important to Christians with many holy places to visit.
Ein Kerem is where Elizabeth miraculously conceived and gave birth to John the Baptist.  Mary visited her cousin Elizabeth to share the news that she was pregnant with Jesus. 
We climbed steadily to the Church of Visitation designed by Antonio Barluzzi. 
Elizabeth hid her son in this grotto during the Massacre of the Innocents. 
Mary drank from this well.
The Franciscan Church of St John the Baptist celebrates his birth.

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