Holy Land – Prayer and Reflections on Vocations in Cana and Nazareth by Fr. Ed Riley [Picture: Excavations of the home of Joseph and Mary underneath the Church of St. Joseph, which stands beside the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth.
A large opening in the floor of the Basilica of the Annunciation (Nazareth, Israel) is believed to be the grotto in which the Angel Gabriel appeared to Mary telling her "she would give birth to a son who would reign over the house of Jacob forever.
Mary's Spring in Ein Kerem, near Jerusalem, is the location where Mary and Elizabeth met. The spring waters are considered holy by some Catholic and Orthodox Christian pilgrims who visit the site and fill bottles with its waters.