Territorial Prelature of Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center

Posted by jean-paul | Particular Jurisdictions | Thursday 20 December 2018 9:28 am


Territorial Prelature of Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center



            Originally called Notre Dame de France, the complex was built by the French Assumptionists between 1884 and 1904 to accommodate French pilgrims.  Badly damaged during the War of 1948, the situation having become untenable, the center was eventually turned over to the Holy See on March 2, 1972 and restored to its original status as a pilgrim center.  By special decree of Pope John Paul II on December 13, 1978, it was erected as Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center.  Considered an “Ecumenical Holy Place,” the Center is canonically assimilated to a Territorial Prelature, of which the Apostolic Delegate is the prelate.  Under the direct jurisdiction of the Holy See, the Center was entrusted to the Congregation of the Legionaries of Christ on November 26, 2004 by a Motu Proprio of Pope John Paul II.  The activity of the Institute is religious, cultural and educational in nature. 

            Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center is also a guesthouse for religious and pilgrims.  It presently has some 144 available rooms, dining room, coffee shop, restaurant, 4 meeting and lecture halls, a church, a chapel and a 500-seat auditorium and video conferencing facilities.



Address:  3 Paratroopers Road (Main entrance across from New Gate)
P.O.B. 20531
9120402 Jerusalem
Tel: (02) 627 91 11
Fax: (02) 627 19 95
Email: info@notredamecenter.org
Website: www.notredamecenter.org




Territorial Prelate:                      Most Rev. Leopoldo Girelli,
Apostolic Delegate for Jerusalem and Palestine
Chargé Vicar General:                                                                 Rev. Juan María Solana Rivero, L.C.
Chargé of the Holy See for Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center
Email: jsolana@legionaries.org
Vice-chargé: Rev. Jose Felix Ortega, L.C.
Email: jfortega@legionaries.org