Canaan in the Desert, Evangelical Sisterhood of Mary
N 33° 34.585 W 111° 59.665
12S E 407712 N 3715634
Quick Description: This evangelical protestant sisterhood has a garden for visitors to enjoy.
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 9/18/2005 3:13:05 AM
Waymark Code: WM1JV
Mother Basilea and Mother Martyria began their ministry by taking a stand against the Nazis in their native Germany. After the war, on March 30th, 1947, they had their inaugural ceremony of the Evangelical Sisterhood of Mary in the home of Mother Basilea's parents, Steinberg House, which had largely escaped the bombing. In May 1949 Mother Basilea was inwardly directed to build a chapel for the Lord Jesus. From there, the sisterhood has 15 convents spread around the world.
The convent, with its sisters from many different denominations, has been here at least 35 years now. They have books and a garden for visitors to enjoy. This protestant sisterhood welcomes visitors. The garden is open dawn to dusk. The sisterhood welcomes visitors to worship and mini retreats as well.
To obtain credit for this waymark, please discretely take a gps photo of the garden statuary OR the sign by the entrance to the convent itself, outside the gate on 40th Street.
9849 N 40th Street, Phoenix AZ 85028
1/2 mile south of Shea Blvd., Tel. 602-996-4040 Website. In depth article on them.