Monastery of St. John in the Wilderness

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Monastery of St. John in the Wilderness

Monastery of St. John in the Wilderness is a Franciscan monastery built next to a spring on a wooded slope just north of Even Sapir and south of Jerusalem, Israel.

The monastery celebrates the childhood wanderings of John the Baptist in this region. Born close by in Ein Karem according to tradition, Luke tells us that John "grew and became strong in spirit; and he lived in the desert until he appeared publicly to Israel".

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