Weekly Photo Challenge: Wish

March 10, 2017 at 10:47 am 4 comments

Wishing Wall

Location: Sultaniye Mahallesi, Selçuk, Izmir, Turkey
 
A wishing wall can be found near the House of the Virgin Mary where it’s said she spent the last days of her earthly life. According to tradition, you tie a piece of your cloth for every wish you make and when the wish is granted you come back and untie the cloth.

Popular among Catholic and Muslim devotees, the House of Mary sits on top of Mt. Koressos about five miles from the ancient ruins of Ephesus in Turkey. It was discovered in 1881 based on the visions of Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774-1824), a Bavarian nun who was beatified on October 3, 2004 by Pope John Paul II.

Although several Popes had visited it in the past, the Roman Catholic Church has never officially declared its authenticity as the house of the Virgin Mary and Mother of Jesus.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. pierrmorgan  |  March 10, 2017 at 10:56 am

    Thanks for the pingback, Plaridel! This wishing wall is a beautiful tradition.

    Reply
    • 2. plaridel  |  March 10, 2017 at 3:12 pm

      pierr:

      you’re welcome. 🙂

      Reply
  • 3. Wish: Digital Photo | What's (in) the picture?  |  March 11, 2017 at 12:34 am

    […] Musings of a Random Mind Weekly Photo Challenge: Wish […]

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    • 4. plaridel  |  March 12, 2017 at 3:15 pm

      chris:

      thank you for the pingback. deeply appreciated.

      Reply

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