Madaba Parish - Beheading of Saint John the Baptist Church

Madaba Parish

Madaba is located on a hilltop, on a plateau overlooking panoramic views and the Dead Sea, and near Mount Nebo, a famous pilgrim site. It is 30 km southwest of Amman and it is the capital of the regional government. Madaba was first mentioned in the Old Testament to have been conquered by the Israelites with the rest of Moab. It was first inhabited about 4,500 years ago, also mentioned in the Bible as the Moabite town of Madaba and frequently referred to in the narratives of the story of Moses and Exodus.

Holy Spirit Church - Second Latin church in Madaba


Infrastructures of the Latin Patriarchate

A school for girls was built in 1964-1965, then a nursery school in 1974; a boys' school and kindergarten followed in 1992 and in 2004 another floor was added to the building, providing three more classrooms and a library. The boys’ school was moved and a new kindergarten was built next to it. The elementary school is behind the parish church next to the girls’ secondary school. A vocational school for auto mechanics was also built in 1995.

Photos from our Historical Archives office