Burlington, Vt., Jul 1, 2021 / 11:12 am
Our Lady of Ephesus House of Prayer is an exact replica of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s house in Ephesus, where she lived in prayer with St. John in the last years of her life.
“I want everyone to know that our Lord gave us an incredibly gift here in Vermont and hopefully they can come and pray and thank him for it,” said Mary Fraser Tarinelli, the owner of the replica, located in Jamaica, Vt., 120 miles south of Burlington.
The replica, which sits on a 190 acre Catholic prayer ground, is the only one that exists in the United States. It is one of four or five in the world, according to Tarinelli.
Our Lady of Ephesus House of Prayer includes guest rooms, chapels, a shop, a kitchen, a cemetery, a rosary walk, and a prayer monument to Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich.