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Tuesday 7 September 2021

St Anne's Church, Jerusalem

One of the traditional accounts of Our Lady's birth places it in the house of Joachim and Anne near the Sheep's Gate in Jerusalem. A church was first built on the site in the fifth century, and called Basilica Sanctae Mariae ubi nata est. Today the twelfth-century Church of St Anne from the Crusader era stands there: