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Visitors today can see the cave entrance, which is marked with a mosaic portraying the visions of John. Inside the small grotto, you can see the nightly resting place of John's head, fenced off and outlined in beaten silver.
Vision of the future seen at Greek grotto

By • Catholic Online • 3/22/2011

The Cave of the Apocalypse is about halfway up to the Monastery of St. John on Patmos, Greece. This sacred grotto is believed to mark the spot where St. John received his visions from Christ that he recorded in the Book of Revelation. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - As it is read in Revelation ...


The parish church of St. James was rebuilt and consecrated on January 19, 1969. After the apparitions began in 1981, the church and the surrounding area were gradually developed and expanded.
Town of Medjugorje Site of Alleged Apparitions of the Virgin Mary

By • Catholic Online • 3/18/2011

Medjugorje or "Between the Hills" is a village in the southern part of Herzegovina in the present-day state of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The area is famous due to a series of reported visions of the Virgin Mary that began in 1981 and continues today. Although the apparitions have not been validated ...


Visitors today can view the original miraculous apron containing the image of the Virgin as it hangs behind bullet-proof glass above the altar in the new basilica.
Our Lady of Guadalupe church attracts pilgrimages from around the world

By • Catholic Online • 3/16/2011

The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, or as it is known in Spanish, Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe is a major Catholic shrine located near Mexico City. The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City was declared the most-visited Catholic shrine in the world in 1999. LOS ANGELES, CA ...


The Last Supper chamber retains the trappings of a mosque, including restored stained-glass Ottoman windows with Arabic inscriptions and the ornate mihrab. There are also two Arabic plaques in the wall and a Levantine dome.
Last Supper Room believed built near actual site

By • Catholic Online • 3/10/2011

The site of the Last Supper is not known and the Gospel accounts provide few clues. The present room bearing that title was built in the 12th century. The Last Supper Room is a second-story room in Jerusalem that commemorates the "upper room" in which Jesus shared the Last Supper with the ...


These ancient steps lead to the tomb of Lazarus.
Home of Lazarus draws faithful to view site of miracle

By • Catholic Online • 3/8/2011

Bethany, the home of Lazarus, was where Jesus Christ raised him from the dead as it is written in John 11:38-44. Lazarus lived with his sisters Mary and Martha, and Jesus often stayed at their home. As it reads in Mark 14:3, Jesus was anointed at the home of Simon the Leper in Bethany. Jesus then ...


The principal mosaic at the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes was clearly designed by a great master who was able to create a free-flowing design without need of any repetitious pattern.
Church of the Loaves and Fishes honors Christ's miracle

By • Catholic Online • 3/2/2011

The Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes, also known as the Church of the Multiplication is a church in Tabgha, or ancient Heptapegon on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee. The modern church stands on the site of 4th and 5th-century churches. The church preserves a splendid ...


The synagogue of Capernaum is located just inland from the shore with its facade facing Jerusalem. It has been difficult to date, with scholarly opinion ranging from the 2nd to 5th centuries.
Capernaum follows the footsteps of Christ

By • Catholic Online • 2/28/2011

Capernaum, an ancient fishing village on the north shore of the Sea of Galilee in Israel is home to a celebrated Byzantine-era synagogue. The town is also where Jesus healed a paralytic and St. Peter's mother-in-law. Capernaum is frequently mentioned in the Gospels and was Jesus' base during ...


Pulling the vessel, which had been submerged in mud, was a delicate process, lasting 12 days and nights. The boat then had to be submerged in a chemical bath for 7 years before it could be displayed.
'Jesus Boat' presents a rare first century find

By • Catholic Online • 2/26/2011

The "Jesus Boat," a recently-discovered fishing boat dating to the 1st century AD, was found a few miles north of Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee. An ancient boat was pulled from the mud along the northwestern shore of the Sea of Galilee in 1986, and gives modern man an idea of the sort of boat used ...


Would-be visitors should note that the Baptism Site is located in a desolate and difficult climate. It is nearly the lowest point on earth. The ground is dry and chalky and vegetation is sparse except on the banks of the river.
Where Christ was baptized: Bethany-beyond-the-Jordan

By • Catholic Online • 2/22/2011

The Baptism Site on the Jordan side of the Jordan River is one of the most important recent discoveries in biblical archaeology. Excavations only began here in 1996. In the brief time since then, more than 20 churches, caves and baptismal pools have been uncovered dating from the Roman and ...


The highway and walk down the narrow village street to the Franciscan church on the right.
Kafr Kanna claims to be where Savior performed his first miracle

By • Catholic Online • 2/21/2011

Cana, a Galilean town five miles northeast of Nazareth, also known as Kafr Kanna or Khirbet Cana, is populated by 8,500, including both Muslims and Christians. It is believed to be site of Jesus' first miracle of turning water into wine at a wedding. The area has solid historical support for such a ...





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