Dar Al Majus Community Home
The house of Pro Terra Sancta in Bethlehem
“Dar Al Majus” in Arabic means The House of the Three Kings, and the center bears this name both for its central location in Bethlehem, a few steps from the Basilica of the Nativity, on Star Street (Via della Stella), which according to tradition was traveled by the Magi visiting Jesus; and for the purpose with which the center was born: to give Bethlehem a unique place of assistance and culture and at the same time to give visiting pilgrims a place of encounter with the living reality of the city where Jesus was born.
Pro Terra Sancta
Pro Terra Sancta is a network that promotes and implements projects for the conservation and enhancement of cultural and natural heritage, support for local communities and aid in humanitarian emergencies .
Pro Terra Sancta projects in Bethlehem
Pro Terra Sancta is active in Bethlehem with social projects to assist families, with particular attention to the weakest sections of the population. Due to the socio-political situation, the city is in a situation of serious economic crisis with a total absence of an assistance system capable of responding to the hardship, poverty and needs of people.
The activities are managed from the offices at the Dar Al Majus Community Center through a listening and support center where requests are welcomed. In addition to the activities managed directly, there is various types of aid to other charitable organizations and associations to which Pro Terra Sancta provides support.
Let’s discover Dar Al Majus
The construction of the Dar Al Majus center began in 2018 after the acquisition of an ancient abandoned building (hosh), on the way to the Star. Since its origins, therefore, the project aims to recover the heritage of Bethlehem to return it to the inhabitants of Bethlehem and to the world.
The works were completed in 2022 and today the center is structured on three floors each dedicated to one of the souls of Bethlehem.
Other activities of the center
The spaces of Dar Al-Majus are also used as for artistic and cultural activities for adults and children, which offer opportunities for meeting and enrichment to the local community and the many pilgrims who come to Bethlehem from all over the world. Art and culture are essential to the well-being of a community, helping to prevent discomfort and provide opportunities for growth.
In addition, the rooms of Dar Al-Majus are used for training and cooking courses.
Art and culture
Art exhibitions, book presentations, shows in collaboration with local authorities.
Lessons in language, sewing, cooking; conferences and training workshops.
Art and music therapy
Art and music therapy courses in collaboration with local and international professors.
Concerts for adults and children, shows and performances often starring children.
BETHLEHEM BACK IN TIME
A journey back in time to discover the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem and the Grotto where Jesus was born.