Milk Grotto – Church of the Milk: Bethlehem
The Milk Grotto is said to be the place where the Holy Family found their refuge during the Massacre of the Innocents, before they could flee into Egypt.
The Grotto’s name comes from the belief that a drop of the Virgin Mary’s milk fell down onto the floor of the cave and changed its color to milky-white. For ages, childless woman of many religions have visited the Milk Grotto in order to ask for the gift of offspring. They usually take with them a piece of the Grotto’s white rock that is believed to have miraculous power.