Milk Grotto Chapel
St Catherine’s Church
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Church of the Nativity
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Peace Center Restaurant
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Milk Grotto St · interesting places nearby
Milk Grotto Chapel information
A short walk from Manger Sq is the lesser-known Milk Grotto Chapel. The white rock inside this stony chapel is said to bring milk to a mother’s bosom and enhance fertility in women who swallow a morsel of the chalky substance. Legend has it that Mary and Joseph stopped here to feed the baby during their flight to Egypt; a drop of milk touched the red rock, turning it white.