21st June : Our Lady Of Matarieh

Our Lady Of Matarieh

Country : Egypt

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At Grand Cairo in Egypt is seen a miraculous fountain, which Our Lady obtained by her prayers, when she fled to Egypt with St. Joseph and the Child to escape Herod’s wicked designs, and it is held by tradition that there she washed the swaddling clothes of the Infant Jesus.  It still displays miraculous powers.

Matarieh is five miles Northeast of Cairo; here grew also the famous balsam trees, the oil of which was used in Baptism.

The city is by some called the city of the fountain which Christ is said to have used as a bath.  The spring had been famous among the ancient Egyptians, who believed that the Sun-People still call it the Holy Fountain.