After praying at the Basilica of Nativity we visited the monastery of the Little Brothers of Jesus. They as a congregation that came to be from the inspiration of Blessed Charles de Foucauld. He spend a couple of years here in Nazareth as a humble worker before he was ordained a priest. During his time at Nazareth he worked for some little food and a place to sleep. The prayer you can find on
my website was written by him. He really leant the lesson of Nazareth, of the
importance of copying the humble and hidden way of life of Jesus.
In terms of the Basilica, it is a new building that was blessed by Pope Paul VI who came to the Holy Land in 1964. The church has got two levels the first one is where the Grotto of the annunciation is located. Here the Archangel Gabriel came to Mary. The second floor is designed for big Masses. Outside the church there are dozens of images of Mary from various countries.