House of the Virgin Mary

House of the Virgin Mary is in the vicinity of Ephesus around mounth Koressos as a cruciform chapel. It has been believed that after Jesus passed away John brought Virgin Mary to Ephesus and she lived here till 44 AD. After centuries by following the visionary of Anne Catherine Emmerich the house rediscovered.


Even if the grave that should be around the house couldn’t be found, in 1967 Pope Paul VI and in 1979 Pope Jean Paul II have visited the house and blessed it. Since 1896 Catholics have been visited it annually and in 15th August rites are held.