About us

In Jerusalem with the sisters of St. Vincent de Paul

Dar Mamilla Guest House is part of a network of activities implemented by the Association pro Terra Sancta. Located at the Monastery of St. Vincent de Paul, our main goal is not only to host visitors from all over the world, but also to help the work of the Sisters of St. Vincent de Paul.

The sisters are active in Jerusalem since 1884 and currently operate a kindergarten with 240 children and a center for people with severe disabilities. A portion of the Dar Mamilla Guest House’s revenue support their activities.

Our steadily growing network currently includes, among other places:

• The Dar al Majus Guest House in Bethlehem
• The Mosaic Guest House in Nisf Jubeil and its sister guest house in nearby Sebastia, in partnership with Mosaic Center.

Pro Terra Sancta

To foster bonds between the Holy Land and the world

We are a non-profit organization that carries out projects to preserve the Holy Places, support local communities and bring aid in humanitarian emergencies.

We are present in the Middle East, wherever the Franciscan friars of the Custody of the Holy Land are.

Participating to the work of the Association pro Terra Sancta means to love the Holy Land in places and people. It means living a lasting bond with the Holy Places and the ancient Christian communities, getting involved with all its religious, cultural and social aspects.

Filles de la Charité de Saint Vincen de Paul

Nun with baby

Sisters of Charity of Saint Vincent De Paul, is a Society of Apostolic Life for women within the Catholic Church. The institute was founded in 1633 by Vincent de Paul, a French priest, and Louise de Marillac. The Institution is present in about 90 countries throughout the world, counting more than 14.000 sisters who devote their lives to serving the poorest and most abandoned individual, living a life of humility and simplicity dedicated to charity.

Saint Vincent De Paul Hospice in Jerusalem (Mamilla) was established in 1885 through the initiative of the Sisters of Charity who wanted to take care of the leprous in Jerusalem. The hospice has been always working in favor of the sick and poor people especially orphans and other children, as well as disabled and elderly people providing love and full care.