Beit Sahur an-Nasara, ‘Beit’ (meaning ‘place’), and ‘Sahour’ (meaning ‘night watch’).Chapel of the Shepherd's Field is said to be close to the place where, an angel announced the birth of Jesus to the shepherds. According to tradition, St. Helena built a convent at the site, which is today known as the shepherd's cave. The Franciscans acquired a shrine there in 1347. It reflects the city's importance for shepherds, both as a grazing site during daytime and as a place of safety in the abundant caves available to the flocks at night. It has a pastoral setting and the olive groves dominate the horizon.