Milk Grotto, Bethlehem

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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Milk Grotto and many more Bethlehem attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Bethlehem tour itinerary builder.
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  • A beautiful place with an interesting story. It is assumed that the Virgin Mary, when she was breastfeeding Jesus, dropped a drop of breast milk on the floor and it became white. Although this place.....  more »
  • I don't think people in the USA ever hear this one. While breast feeding, a drop of Mary's milk hit the floor and the entire grotto turned white - a miracle. This seems to be a story that is well...  more »
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  • I was lucky that the hotel mentioned this to me. It is better than the Church of the Nativity. Very close to it too.
  • can you imagine that there is a place where Jesus was fed by Mary . yes there is near Church of Nativity , Bethlehem where you can get lots of olive wood items near the market .The Grotto Church is where Jesus was fed by Mary . it was a safe place from animals .
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