The Salvation history starts here; in the humble Grotto, 2000 years ago, Jesus Christ was born.
Bethlehem is famous for being the place of Jesus Christ's birth and has been celebrated in Christmas carols and hymns through the centuries, but the bustle of the modern city can be a surprise for some visitors.
The Church is dated to 1872 and is under the custody of the Franciscans. It is built on previous churches from the fifth century Byzantine and Crusader periods.
While the humble shepherds were grazing their flocks of sheep at that moment,
This Church was dedicated to St. Nicholas and established in 491 AD. The Lord has revealed this Church to St. Saba while still living with his disciples in the caves.
The Monastery reached its golden age between the fifth and seventh centuries, where it used to contain four churches.
built by the Prophet Jacob, son of Isaac, son of Abraham, when he lived for a while in Beit Sahour,
Was built over the Grotto, which is believed to be the place where St. Nicholas spent a part of his life as a hermit
The present Church was built in 1912 over the ruins of the 16th century Chapel of which little has survived.
It was built by engineers from Bethlehem’s Morcos family in 1901, at the request of Mgr.
The Cremisan cellars have been in operation since the establishment of the Cremisan Monastery in the 19th century
The Monastery was first built in the Byzantine period, but it was then named after Saint Anastasius.
The congregation of the Benedictine Nuns was established in Medea, Algeria, in 1945.
The Church, located near the Shepherds’ Field, was founded by the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem in 1859
The Latin Patriarchate School was the first school that opened in the town in 1854.
Rachel’s Tomb, which is also home to the Mosque of Bilal Bin Rabah, is acclaimed as the burial place of the matriarch Rachel
The Salesians of Don Bosco came to Bethlehem in 1891 after a call from Fr. Antonio Belloni
On August 20, 1875, ten Carmelite Sisters left their Convent in Pau, France, and traveled to Bethlehem,
In 1347, the Chapel was dedicated to St. Catherine of Alexandria and constructed in a modern Gothic theme