One important religious site visited by Catholics in the Holy Land is the Dormition Abbey in Jerusalem, The Abbey is found next to Mt Zion, site of the Upper Room where the Last Supper was held. This German Benedictine Church complex was built over the site where Virgin Mary is said to have fallen asleep for the last time
The word Dormition means sleep because us Catholics believe Mary never died. She slept before she was Assumed into Heaven.
On the lower level of the church is a round chapel where a depiction of the sleeping Mary can be found. The Dormition Abbey is now called Hagia Maria Sion Abbey.
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