The church was built in 1924 and is a local landmark, with its statue of Mary carrying the baby Jesus. It belongs to the French Sisters of St Joseph of the Apparition, and they believe that it stands on the site of Abinadab’s house, where the Ark was kept (I Samuel 7:1). The church is located at the top of the hill overlooking the village and facing Jerusalem.

The church is built on the same site as a larger Byzantine church, and you can see its mosaic floor inside and out.