The word Sendangsono comes from Sendang and Sono. Sendang means Spring Water, and Sono means tree, so that means spring water under the Sono tree. This pilgrimage site locates in the Menoreh foothills and is 45 kilometers west part of Yogyakarta.
The spring water better well-known as Semagung serves as a haven for monks who want to visit Boro village, which lies in the south part of Sendangsono. May '20 ‘1904 caused the arrival of Father Van Lith, and perform baptism on 173 residents of Kalibawang using the spring water. Then Sendangsono changed to a Catholic pilgrimage function.