Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church (St. Mary's)
The Purpose of a Sister Church
To show solidarity with and give hope to fellow Catholics in stressful situations. St. Mary's has been our Palestinian sister church since 2004.
Our Lady of Sorrows church is in Aboud, about an hour north of Jerusalem in the West Bank. Aboud means “worshipping” in Arabic. There are about 2500 residents, about half of whom are Christians. Jesus is believed to have passed through Aboud on the Roman road from Galilee to Jerusalem. The town is known for its olive trees and grapes and has three olive oil processing plants.
History of St. Mary’s Parish
At the Jerusalem Diocese website: http://fr.lpj.org/2010/09/27/aboud-parish/