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Monastery of St. John in the Wilderness

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The monastery

The Monastery of St. John in the Wilderness is a Franciscan monastery, built around a spring on a wooded slope south of Jerusalem, Israel that calls to mind 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".[1]


Coordinates: 31°46′01″N 35°09′39″E / 31.767068°N 35.160842°E / 31.767068; 35.160842

mk:Манастир Свети Јован Крстител (Ерусалим)

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