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Milk Grotto, Bethlehem
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Visit the holy site of Milk Grotto, a shrine in a cave where it is believed Mary stopped to nurse baby Jesus, while trying to escape Herod’s soldiers. Supposedly, a drop of milk fell on the limestone rocks while she was breastfeeding, turning the cave a pearly white color. Today, a small 19th-century Franciscan chapel rises over the grotto, which was restored in 2007. Join the flock of devotees--Muslims and Christians alike--who flock to pay their respects in the shrine, with especially larged numbers of women who come to pray for fertility. Make Milk Grotto a centerpiece of your Bethlehem vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Bethlehem vacation route planner.
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  • ... it is said that to escape from Herod's census, Mary with the baby Jesus and Joseph stood in this cave. Breast-feeding the baby, Maria lost a drop of milk rose white whole cave ...
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  • Catholic Church, 5 minutes walking from the Basilica of the Nativity. We went by ourselves, without a guide, previously pochiv information on the Internet. Working hours: 8-to 12-0000 0000 and with 14-to 18-0000 0000 (April-September) 8-to 12-0000 0000 and with 2-to 5-0000 0000 (October-March) drops of milk of the mother of God gushed onto the floor and walls, and painted red stone cave in white. Since it is believed that the powder with Milk Grotto walls has the wonderful property for women. In Bethlehem, the milk Grotto at the miracle-working icon, which shows the mother of God, suckling the infant Jesus, pronounce a prayer for deliverance from infertility or lack of milk.
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  • After seeing the church of the nativity it was a pleasure to visit the Milk Grotto with almost no one in sight, some quite contemplation was easily acquired within the cavernous walls. Spotless and re...  more »
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  • Beautiful and peaceful place. They enforce silence although tourists manage to disrupt that sometimes. It was a nice and tranquil garden with a great view. Great place to spend time in prayer and solitude as well.
  • This is a quiet and secluded spot only 5 minutes walk away from main square. It's nothing special really but if you are in the area it's worth checking out.
  • It is very clean and elegant church of the air compared to the Church of the Nativity, but the publicity. It is wonderful. For said Church in Maria's breast feel very feminine.
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  • Baby Jesus fled to Egypt and lived there for a while before. The cave walls are white-La Cave is called the milk
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  • Elements of Polish. In the chapel of adoration triptych-altar of amber artists Gdansk, in the chapel of the upper figure of Lady Ludźmierskiej
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