at the town of Mostorod

ln due course, they reached Mostorod (which came to be called. in those days, ‘Al Mahamma’) only about 10 km away from Cairo. ‘Al Mahamma’ means ‘the Bathing Place’., a name given to the town because the Virgin Mary bathed the Christ Child and washed his clothes. It is worthy of note that, eventually, on thigh way back to Palestine, the Holy Family stopped once more at Mostorod and, this time, caused a spring to gush from the earth which still flows forth to the present day.