Photo: Meet the house of the Virgin Mary

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Near Ephesus, seven kilometers from Selçuk, there is that which would have been the residence of the Virgin during her last years of life

An old Christian tradition says that, fleeing persecution in Jerusalem, St. John the Evangelist would have taken the Virgin Mary to Ephesus, in the region of Smyrna, Turkey, where they would spend the last years of their lives. Tradition – both Catholic and Orthodox – says that this is where the Virgin Mary was raised to heaven.

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Two Vincentian priests, from the French college of Smyrna, find the house in 1891. Five years later, Pope Leo XIII visited the site, and officially declared it as a monument for Christians. He was also visited by Paul VI, John Paul II and Benedict XVI.

The building is a small Byzantine church dating back to the 13th century on a structure dating from the 6th to the 7th, built in turn on a 1st-century settlement. year after year, especially on August 15, the date of the Assumption of Mary.

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Source: pt.aleteia.org

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  1. We praised and Love you Dearest Mother Mary….Heal our soul protect us from sin ….Have mercy on US.. .Forgave US …Enlighten my daughter to bring back her devotion on You ….Let ourselves remember and Pray for you. Pray us the Rosary.

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  2. Thanks for the House of Mother Mary. Our Immaculate Heart is full of space for all humanity! May we all run to Her, by way of personal consecration. We should do the same to Jesus, Our Lord and Saviour.(See also Jn. 17; Rev. 12: 1-6, 16-17)
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  3. Thanks for the House of Mother Mary. Our Immaculate Heart is full of space for all humanity! May we all run to Her, by way of personal consecration. We should do the same to Jesus, Our Lord, and Saviour. (See also Jn. 17; Rev. 12: 1-6, 16-17)
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