Stella Maris - Haifa, Israel
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ashberry
N 32° 49.631 E 034° 58.205
36S E 684409 N 3633847
Quick Description: The Stella Maris Monastery or the Monastery of Our Lady of Mount Carmel for monks is a 19th-century Discalced Carmelite monastery located on the slopes of Mount Carmel in Haifa, Israel.
Location: Israel
Date Posted: 6/30/2021 12:34:01 PM
Waymark Code: WM14FQR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
The Stella Maris Church is a beautiful structure, its interior walls covered with white marble panels so bright and well placed, that visitors sometimes think the walls have been painted.

The dome, decorated by the Maltese Carmelite Luigi Poggi (1924-1928), depicts episodes from the Bible, the most distinct being the scene of Prophet Elijah ascending to Heaven in a chariot of fire. The statue of the Virgin Mary placed at the center of the main altar, standing on a pedestal carved from a cedar of Lebanon, is devoutly venerated by the local Christians.

Underneath the altar, one can find Elijah’s cave where according to the Old Testament, the Prophet lived for some time. Inside the cave, there is an altar carved in the rock, with a small statue of the Prophet.

On the pilaster strips of the Basilica there are four embossments dedicated to four Carmelite Saints: St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, St. Edith Stein and St. Mariam Bouardy.

In the room at the right of the entryway, one can see a permanent Nativity Scene and a display of some artifacts of the ancient Byzantine Church that once stood on this site. From the outside, one can enter a small souvenir shop where religious articles and scapulars can be purchased.

Source: (visit link)
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Hours of Operation:
The church is open to the public every day from 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Admission Prices:
free


Approximate amount of time needed to fully experience the attraction: Up to 1 hour

Transportation options to the attraction: Personal Vehicle or Public Transportation

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