Aqaba Parish – Our Lady “Stella Maris” Church, Jordan

Aqaba is located on the Red Sea in the far south of Jordan. The parish was founded in 1982 when the church’s liturgies and prayers took place in a hall. Construction of the present church began in 2010.

It was consecrated by His Beatitude, Patriarch Fouad Twal in 2012, and is one of the most beautiful churches in Jordan. It is circular in shape with a dome in the shape of a star, a reflection of the Church’s name, “Stella Maris”.

The Latin parish consists of approximately 100 families. The Rosary Sisters run a mixed High School, which has about 1,000 pupils, thus increasing the importance of the Christian presence in the city.

The Lieutenancy of Ireland generously donated the sum of €130,000 towards the cost of the construction of the Church.

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