In 1870 a hospice for poorer pilgrims was erected.
At last the hospice was finished and the cave opened for inspection.
After holding for some years the office of directress of the Hospice Trivulzio for Blue Nuns at Milan, she herself joined the sisterhood, and in this austere order ended her days on the 9th of January 1799.
The hospice, near the summit, was founded about 1160, but the pass was certainly used at a much earlier date.
On the mount of Olives are the Russian church, tower and hospice, near the chapel of the Ascension; the French Paternoster church; the Carmelite nunnery; and the Russian church of St Mary Magdalene, near Gethsemane.