The belief that Mary, the mother of Jesus, came to Ephesus with St John is credible, but the building named as the House of Virgin Mary on the slope of mount Koressos is small Byzantine chapel probably dating from the thirteenth century. The conviction that Mary lived ans died on this site is based solely on the visions, in the 19th century, of the German nun Anna Katerina Emmerich. The Catholic Church has not made any pronouncement on the authenticity of the claim, but several popes have visited the site and given papal apostolic blessing there. Visitors witness the peaceful, spiritual quality of the place as well as the devotion of many pilgrims.
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