Our Lady of Peace Chapel at Notre Dame Center Jerusalem
3 Paratroopers Rd. Jerusalem 91204 Israel
Type of Prayer Place
Our Lady of Peace Chapel is located on the second floor of the Notre Dame Center in Jerusalem. Here you’ll find a serene vaulted white stone interior whose focal point above the altar is a statue of Mary holding Christ against a simple pink background that seems to glow with peaceful light. The chapel somehow evokes both simplicity and sacred reverence that affords a refuge of serenity and peace for quiet prayer, meditation and personal praise. It offers a true place to get in touch with God away from the hustle and bustle of crowds and noise that often takes place in other holy sites around the city.
How I used this place of prayer
We were on a prayer pilgrimage and spent a few moments of prayer and contemplation in this wonderful sacred space. We later came back when mass was being celebrated. Mass and adoration are offered daily.
Contact Information / Sponsoring Organization
The Notre Dame Center is within easy walking distance of the Old City of Jerusalem and is located just outside of the New Gate at the Christian Quarter. Come for prayer in the chapel, then plan to spend more time enjoying the other beauties of the place. On the grounds is the exhibit “Who is the Man of the Shroud?” which includes a life size statue based on the Shroud of Turin believed to be the burial clothe of Christ. Be sure not to miss the rooftop wine and cheese restaurant that has spectacular views of Jerusalem all the way over to the Mt. of Olives in the distance. Reservations are highly recommended if you plan on dining here – and be sure and try the pesto cheese! There are 3 restaurants in all, meeting rooms, plus a great gift shop with very good prices. You’ll also find an amazing rose garden out front, beautiful religious art in the lobby and a magnificent rose garden out front. One of my favorite parts of the building is the rooftop statue of Mary holding Jesus with his hands outstretched toward heaven.
Added by Karen Barber on May 28, 2013