The chapel in honour of Smolensk Icon of the Mother of God is situated close to the Pilgrim’s House and several workshops. The building was built long ago for those who work in our Convent or visit it as guests.
On the feast day of our patron saint, the Holy Martyr Grand Duchess Elisabeth Romanov, we inaugurated a new church bell acquired at the initiative of the parents of our Sunday School students.
The spiritual centre of the Convent is certainly the church of Mary Magdalene. Pilgrims that come to the Holy Land always visit this church, which is located in the Garden of Gethsemane, at the very foot of the Mount of Olives.
The feat of the patron saints of this church reminds us of the three Christian virtues that we would like to cultivate in the children who attend Sunday school.
The patron saint of the church, Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco is known for his ministry among people with mental illness and disability.
Completed in 2010, the church has played a role in the Convent’s ministry among the residents of the long-term care facility for children with disabilities