House of the Virgin Mary
For the alternative house of the Virgin Mary located in Loreto, Italy, see Basilica della Santa Casa.
The House of the Virgin Mary (Turkish: Meryemana Evi or Meryem Ana Evi, “Mother Mary’s House”) isa Catholic shrine located on Mt. Koressos (Turkish: Bulbuldagi, “Mount Nightingale”) in the vicinity of Ephesus, 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) from Selcuk in Turkey.!1]
The house was discovered in the 19th century by following the descriptions in the reported visions of Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774-1824), a Roman Catholic nun and visionary, which were published as a book by Clemens Brentano after her death.!2] While the Catholic Church has never pronounced in favour or against the authenticity of the house, the site has nevertheless received a steady flow of pilgrimage since its discovery. Anne Catherine Emmerich was beatified by Pope John Paul I! on October 3, 2004.