The Pieta Book was dedicated to Our Lady of Ephesus in 1972.  The Foundress of Mary's House in Ephesus, Turkey is SERVANT OF GOD, Sister Marie de Mandat-Grancey.  She was a Daughter of Charity (1837 - 1915).  Sister Marie was born of nobility in France of  a saintly family with two Popes, several saints and family ties to Saint Bernard of Clairveaux.  Her ancestor Pierre the Venerable, Abbott of Cluny, was the first to translate the Koran in 1122.  She established the first Catholic Shrine in Ephesus, Turkey, a Muslim country.   It is here where Christians and Muslims pray side by side to Our Lady of Ephesus.


Sister Marie de Mandat-Grancey Prayer for Beatification

(Opened January 21, 2011)

We thank God for giving us the privilege of Sister Marie de Mandat-Grancey.

Through her great generosity she acquired the property at Ephesus, the home of Mary and Saint John the Evangelist.

We ask God and Sister Marie to continue to bless the cornerstone given to her.  "Around this cornerstone we build our faith and the powers of darkness will not prevail."

We pray for God's will to be completely fulfilled through the intercession of Sister Marie.  Amen.

Imprimatur: w Giuseppe G. Bernardini, Archbishop of Izmir, Turkey, October 6, 2004