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The Church of St. Catherine

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The Church of St. Catherine

269 Reviews
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Kim G wrote a review Nov 2020
Pacific Grove, California3,135 contributions201 helpful votes
Lovely, light and airy, The Church of St. Catherine houses a small relic fragment of the manger, gifted to the Church in 2019. Look for the beautiful ancient floor mosaics as you tour the church. This UNESCO Heritage Site is situated above the Cave of St. Jerome, a Dalmation priest who translated much of the Old Testament from Hebrew and Greek, into the Latin "Vulgate", over a 30 year period, commencing in 386 A.D. Buried in one of the adjoining caves, his body was relocated to Constantinople after having earlier been interred in Rome. Also under The Church of St. Catherine, can be found the Grotto of the Holy Innocents, containing the remains of children two and under, who had been murdered under the orders of King Herod in his attempt to kill Jesus. It was unclear when we visited The Church of St. Catherine, that it was actually openly connected to The Church of the Nativity. A passageway has been carved out beneath the churches to join the grotto areas under the churches as well.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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ChrisThomasTravels wrote a review Nov 2020
Ossining, New York544 contributions61 helpful votes
In a region full of beautiful, ancient places of worship, this church stands out. Best experienced during mass. Stick around afterwards to drink in the history.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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FredPurdue wrote a review May 2020
Seattle, Washington2,240 contributions615 helpful votes
We trod by this church while on a guided pilgrimage, and I wished we could have spent some time here. The exterior is remarkable. I have included one photo that hopefully entices you to visit the church and not make the same mistake our tour did.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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etbtravelphotography wrote a review Apr 2020
Denver, Colorado644 contributions191 helpful votes
Pretty church where Christmas Eve mass is held. Below is where the bible was translated from Hebrew to Latin.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Vitor A wrote a review Mar 2020
Lisbon, Portugal768 contributions207 helpful votes
The church is nice but not enough to make a detour. As you must cross it to go to Saint Jerome’s Cave you can take some minutes to look at St. Catherine’s Church. Enjoy!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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