Category Archives: Jordan

Locusts and wild honey, or chocolate-covered grasshoppers?

Locusts and wild honey doesn’t sound like a very appetizing diet. I suppose some people have eaten chocolate-covered grasshoppers, but I haven’t been brave enough to try that. And I know there are cultures that regularly dine on certain insects … Continue reading

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Father Paschal’s reflection: Called to spread the Word

I asked the priests in the group to share their some of their reflections on the pilgrimage. Here’s one from Benedictine Father Paschal Morlino. – CG It has taken me a couple of days to gather my thoughts and reflect … Continue reading

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Rock of ages

By Christopher Gunty The Catholic Review Sunday, Oct. 17, the group found its way to one of the seven New Wonders of the World, Petra (rock), a city formed in the rock canyons in southern Jordan. Many people will recognize … Continue reading

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Father Kevin’s reflection: Mary is accompany the pilgrimage

I asked the priests in the group to share their some of their reflections on the pilgrimage. Here’s one from Redemptorist Father Kevin Milton. – CG We arrived in Jerusalem Oct. 12. Our first Mass occurred there at the Pontifical … Continue reading

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Shall we gather at the river?

By Christopher Gunty The Catholic Review Saturday, on the road from Jerusalem and Jericho in Israel to Petra, in Jordan, our intrepid pilgrims stopped by the Jordan River and the place where John the Baptist is believed to have baptized … Continue reading

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