Maghdouche is a town in the South Governorate in Lebanon. It is located 50 km south of Beirut and 8 km southeast of Sidon, where Jesus often preached.
It is a cozy village of private gardens, orchards, olive trees and vineyards. It’s well-known for its orange blossom and rose waters.
At the entrance of the village, there is a high tower with a statue of the Virgin on the top. This is the sanctuary of “Our Lady Of Mantara”.
The main place of the sanctuary is a natural cave, where according to tradition, Virgin Mary waited for her son Jesus Christ while preaching in Sidon, a pagan Phoenician town where Jewish woman could not go.