The House of the Virgin Mary is a Catholic shrine located on Mount Koressos, near the ancient city of Ephesus in Turkey. It is believed to be the house where Mary, the mother of Jesus, spent her last years.
According to tradition, after the death of Jesus, Mary was taken to Ephesus by St. John the Evangelist, and lived there in a small house on Mount Koressos until her Assumption into Heaven. The house was rediscovered in the 19th century by a German nun named Anne Catherine Emmerich, who had visions of the location of Mary’s house.
The house was later visited by Pope Paul VI in 1967, who declared it a place of pilgrimage for Catholics. The site has since become a popular destination for Christian pilgrims from around the world, who come to pray, attend mass, and drink water from a nearby spring, which is believed to have healing properties.
The house is a simple stone structure with a small altar and several rooms, and is surrounded by gardens and olive trees. Visitors can explore the house and its surroundings, attend mass, and light candles in honor of the Virgin Mary.
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