Ephesus, Mary's Home

Trip Start Jun 05, 2006
Trip End Jun 14, 2006

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Thursday, June 8, 2006

After an amazing time of walking the ancient runes of Ephesus and the runes of St. John's Basicilca, we had a relaxing lunch in the ballroom of a resort hotel. Then we drove up a mountain hillside to a place known as Mary's House. It is thought to be the last home of Mary, the mother of Jesus. I had never heard of this history or legend. It is a fascinating and mystic tale of a German woman "seeing" a vision of this place. Since then the home has been reconstructed and blessed by Pope John Paul II.

This is the only place, I know, that both Christians and Muslims pray together. Mary is highly honored in Islam. Many claim to be physically healed by praying and the waters.
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